Afghan Buddhas under barrage of tank shells
KABUL, March 2 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ancient Buddha statues in central Bamiyan province are under a barrage of rocket and tank shells from the ruling Taliban militia,
Taleban 'attack' Buddha statues
Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement has reportedly begun the demolition of two ancient rock-hewn statues of Buddha - the largest of their kind in the world.
Afghan Taliban shells Buddhas, U.N. warns
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, March 2 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban were reported on Friday to have shelled world-famous, rock-hewn Buddhas as a U.N. envoy warned
UN Urges Muslims to Help Save Afghanistan Statues
Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2 (Bloomberg) -- The United Nations asked Muslim countries to help stop the demolition of Afghanistan's statues by its Taliban rulers
Afghans Outraged by Taliban Decision to Destroy Statues and Artifacts
Accuse Pakistan of Complicity
United Front Opposition and Former Afghan King Protest the Taliban "Edict"
By Omar Samad
WASHINGTON, Mar. 2, 2001 - AAR - Afghans opposing the Taliban and expatriate leaders voiced outrage and shock at the radical Taliban militia's decision to destroy
"Medival" Taliban lashed over Buddhist demolition
ISLAMABAD, March 2 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban militia were internationally lashed Friday as "medieval" vandals of the world's cultural treasures as they rained rockets
Angry India offers to rescue Afghan statues
NEW DELHI, March 2 (Reuters) - Branding the Taliban's plans to smash relics from Afghanistan's cultural past a "regression into mediaeval barbarism,"
U.S. museum offers to buy Afghan art for posterity
By Patrick Rizzo
Friday March 2, 8:59 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday begged the Taliban not to smash all the statues from Afghanistan's
INTERVIEW-Afghan opposition says Taliban loots art
By Crispian Balmer
PARIS, March 2 (Reuters) - The Taliban militia's destruction of Buddhist statues in Afghanistan is masking a parallel looting operation sacking the country of priceless artwork,
Japan artist protests Taliban statue destruction
By Elaine Lies
TOKYO, March 2 (Reuters) - Noted Japanese artist Ikuo Hirayama, whose paintings feature images of rock-hewn Buddhist statues slated for destruction by Afghanistan's ruling Taliban,
Afghan Taliban slip deeper into international wilderness
ISLAMABAD, March 2 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia slipped further into the international wilderness Friday as they ignored global appeals to stop destroying precious historical monuments.
Khalili condemns Taliban crusade
By Maneesh Pandey
The Times of Indai
NEW DELHI: The Taliban's crusade against Afghanistan's `un-Islamic' heritage is `` pathetic and shameful'', according to Masood Khalili, envoy of the Afghan
Fury over Taleban destruction
There's been a furious reaction across East Asia to the destruction of Afghanistan's historic Buddhist statues by the Taleban.
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