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BBC News - Special Reports: Taliban Conflict
Ongoing coverage focusing on the Taliban groups of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Includes history, maps, videos and interactives.
BBC News - Who are the Taliban?
Ongoing coverage of the history of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Council on Foreign Relations - The Taliban in Afghanistan
Extensive backgrounder report includes links to related materials.
Danny Yee's Book Reviews - The Taliban by Peter Marsden
A review of a 1998 book on the Taliban, written by Peter Marsden, a former NGO coordinator for Afghanistan.
Guardian Unlimited: Mullah Omar - in his own words
Translated text of a Voice of America interview of the Taliban leader.
The New York Times - Topics: Taliban
Collection of recent and archived news and commentary, photos, multimedia and selected web resources.
Wikipedia - Taliban
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about the Taliban includes its history, ideology, wars and international relations.
Mother Jones: Pipe Dreams
Energy politics helped set the stage for the current conflict, as at least one US oil company, California-based Unocal, courted the Taliban to close a deal to build a pipeline across the country. (October 12, 2001)
USA Today: Why the Taliban are Destroying Buddhas
Why the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar issued an edict against un-Islamic graven images which resulted in the destruction of statues of Buddha. (August 13, 2001)
Women's eNews: Bush Gives Taliban $10 Million To Fight Opium
"The Bush administration has given Afghanistan $43 million including $10 million for “other livelihood and food security programs,” a reference to the ruling Taliban's ban on poppy cultivation that dramatically changed the economy of the war-torn nation." (May 26, 2001)
New York Times: Taliban: War for War's Sake
Reporting on the destruction of art objects by the Taliban. (March 18, 2001)
BBC News - Analysis: Who are the Taleban?
BBC analyzes who the Taliban are and why they have the support of Afghans. (December 20, 2000)
CPJ: Journalism under the Taliban
Report on Afghan journalists working under the Taliban in 1999. From the Committee to Protect Journalists. (December 15, 1999)
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