Taleban say statues 'destroyed'
Bamiyan's Buddha is an "insult" to the purist Taleban - BBC 3/3/01
Despite international condemnation, Afghanistan's ruling Taleban says it has demolished major collections of statues and is in the process of breaking apart two ancient Buddha statues.
Taliban disregard outcry, begin destroying Buddhist statues
KABUL, March 3 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia disregarded a wave of international protest and pressed on Saturday with their "Islamic" mission to destroy
Islamic cultural organisation tells Kabul to halt destruction of statues
RABAT, March 2 (AFP) - An Islamic cultural organization Friday joined the international outcry against the Afghan government's decision to destroy ancient
Pressure on Taleban urged
A UN envoy has said Islamic countries hold the key to persuade the Taleban to reverse a decision to destroy Buddhist artefacts.
ANALYSIS-Taliban shatter statues - and hopes of recognition
By Jack Redden
ISLAMABAD, March 3 (Reuters) - The Taliban's hopes for transformation from a band of Islamic zealots to the internationally recognised government of Afghanistan lie as shattered
200 die in northern Afghan camps: UN
ISLAMABAD, March 2 (AFP) - More than 260 people have died in displacement camps in northern Afghanistan where 117,000 people are living in miserable conditions, UN officials said Friday.
Afghans attack Arab relief agency
KABUL, March 2 (AFP) - One woman and two children were severely injured Friday as hundreds of starving residents of the Afghan capital attacked the office of an Arab relief agency,
Poor Afghans place their own survival ahead of Buddhas
KABUL, March 3 (AFP) - Impoverished residents in the Afghan capital Kabul said they have to wage an incessant struggle for survival with or without ancient Buddha statues
Hope for Bamiyan Buddhas as Afghan Taliban send mixed messages
KABUL, March 3 (AFP) - A hint of hope emerged Saturday that Afghanistan's priceless Buddhist heritage could be saved even as Taliban officials insisted nothing could stop their
Muslim nations condemn Taliban destruction of statues
ISLAMABAD, March 2 (AFP) - The destruction of statues by Afghanistan's fundamentalist Islamic Taliban, including two centuries-old giant stone Buddhas,
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