This morning, officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross met with eight foreigners held by Afghanistan's ruling Taliban since early August on charges of spreading Christianity. Robert Dominin, head of the ICRC delegation in Kabul, said he could not reveal the condition of the six women and two men — four Germans, two Americans and two Australians — who were given medical examinations. Michele Kelemen speaks with NPR's Michael Sullivan about the situation.



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