Taliban Officials Deny Kidnapping of Iranian Diplomats
Iranian officials announced that they believe the fundamentalist Taliban regime was involved in the kidnapping of 11 Iranian diplomats in Northern Afghanistan The abductions followed the Taliban's capture of the city of Mazar - I - Sharif from Iranian-backed opposition forces.
Iranian Foreign Minister, Kamal Kharazi, said of the diplomats that "there is no question they are in the hands of the Taliban." Furthermore, Kharazi said that Pakistan and Taliban officials "bear responsibility for the lives and safety of the staff at Iran's consulate" in Mazar-I-Sharif.
Media Resources: Agence Free Presse - August 10, 1998
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .