Bamiyan Buddhas destroyed in Afghanistan: Taliban
KABUL, March 11 (AFP) - Afghanistan's two colossal Buddhist figures were completely destroyed Sunday, the Taliban militia said, as a delegation of key Islamic clerics
Giant Buddha statues blown up
The statues had stood guard over the Bamiyan valley for centuries - BBC
Afghanistan's ruling Taleban have completely destroyed the two giant Buddha statues which the international community has been trying to save, independent reports say.
Annan was told all moveable Afghan statues smashed
ISLAMABAD, March 11 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Sunday that the foreign minister of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement had confirmed
Afghan Taliban spurns Annan, will destroy statues
ISLAMABAD, March 11 (Reuters) - The foreign minister of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban on Sunday vowed that his Muslim movement would smash all statues it regards as idols
Afghan Taliban hints can stop destroying statues
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, March 11 (Reuters) - Taliban rulers said on Sunday they were destroying whatever was left of two giant ancient Buddha statues in central Afghanistan,
Looted Afghan art smuggled to London
Jason Burke chief reporter Sunday March 11, 2001 The Observer
Scores of artefacts looted from archaeological sites in Afghanistan are being smuggled to Britain and sold to wealthy clients.
With a single statue worth up to £50,000,
US Muslim group slams destruction of statues
By Tahir Mirza - DAWN
WASHINGTON, March 10: The American Muslim Council (AMC) has also joined in condemnation of the Taliban move to destroy the ancient Bamiyan Buddha statues in central Afghanistan.
Putin imposes sanctions against Taliban
MOSCOW, March 10 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree Saturday imposing sanctions against Afghanistan's ruling Taliban regime
Pakistani minister fails to save Afghan statues
KABUL, March 10 (AFP) - Pakistani Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider failed to persuade Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia to stop destroying ancient Bhudda
Afghan statues still standing, can be saved: Pakistani diplomat
LONDON, March 10 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ancient Buddha statues are still standing and can be saved from destruction by the country's ruling Taliban militia, Pakistan's ambassador
Man Arrested At Border Linked To Bombing Plot
He was member of bin Laden network, U.S. officials say
Los Angeles Times Sunday, March 11, 2001
Port Angeles, Wash. -- An Algerian man arrested crossing the Canadian border 15 months ago with a carload of explosives was part of a Montreal "sleeper cell"
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