Destroying the Afghan Past
- Destroying the Afghan Past. Hussain, Zahid; Piore, Adam // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);03/12/2001 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 137 Issue 11, p51
Reports that Mullah Muhammad Omar, leader of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, has ordered the destruction of Buddhist sculptures and antiquities in the country. International opposition to the decision; Description of the Bamiyan sculptures; Efforts of the United Nations Educational Scientific...
- Taleban leader survives blast. // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;9/3/1999, Vol. 43 Issue 35, p15
Reports on the assassination attempt on Afghan Taleban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar in August 24, 1999 in Kandahar.
- Mullah Omar 'died a natural death'. // Eastern Eye;9/18/2015, Issue 1320, p18
The article reports that Mullah Omar, founder of the Afghan Taliban, a Islamic fundamentalist organization, has died of natural cause, according to his son Mullah Yakoub.
- Taliban Two-Step: Can't Sit Down Yet. Yousafzai, Sami; Moreau, Ron; Barry, John; Ephron, Dan; Hosenball, Mark; Bartholet, Jeffrey; Smalley, Suzanne; Wolffe, Richard // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);11/10/2008 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 152 Issue 19, p46
The article discusses the persistent presence of the Taliban and the challenges to peace in Afghanistan. High-ranking commander Mullah Sabir insists there can be no peace because of the desire to bring Islamic law to Afghanistan. The Taliban's leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has not been seen in...
- "Al-Qaeda is a plague". Semple, Michael // New Statesman;7/16/2012, Vol. 141 Issue 5114, p32
An interview with an anonymous member of the Taliban Islamic fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan is presented. He says the Taliban movement is not strong enough as of 2012 to defeat the Afghan government but believes it will become stronger. He describes how the Taliban selected Mullah Omar...
- Elusive Peace. Khan, Raza // Southasia;Sep2015, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p26
The article focuses on the implication of the death of Mullah Omar, founder of Islamic fundamentalist political movement, for the security and political status in Afghanistan.
- Mistaken For the Mullah. Yousafzai, Sami // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);10/14/2002 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 140 Issue 16, p4
Focuses on former Taliban officer Mulvi Hafizullah, who claims his picture has appeared on leaflets in Afghanistan promising a reward for the capture of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. Hafizullah's resemblance to Mullah Omar; Issue of whether it is a case of mistaken identity; His fears...
- Mullah Omar Off the Record. Johnson, Scott; Thomas, Evan; Yousafzai, Sami; Dehghanpisheh, Babak; Caryl, Christian; Daigle, Katy // Newsweek;1/21/2002, Vol. 139 Issue 3, p26
Describes Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, based on an interview with his former driver, Qari Saheb. Simplicity of his lifestyle; How he came to power; His crime prevention efforts, particularly sexual offenses, when he ruled Afghanistan; Refutation of the claim that Omar married a daughter...
- Security Blanket. Wood, Graeme // Atlantic;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 303 Issue 1, p24
In this article the author discusses the Blessed Cloak of the Prophet Muhammad, a highly venerated relic of Islam, and its guardian Masood Akhundzada, the keeper of the shrine that houses the cloak in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A number of subjects are addressed including the cloak's miraculous...