BBC analyzes who the Taliban are and why they have the support of Afghans.
Ongoing coverage focusing on the Taliban groups of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Includes history, maps, videos and interactives.
Ongoing coverage of the history of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Extensive backgrounder report includes links to related materials.
Report on Afghan journalists working under the Taliban in 1999. From the Committee to Protect Journalists.
A review of a 1998 book on the Taliban, written by Peter Marsden, a former NGO coordinator for Afghanistan.
Translated text of a Voice of America interview of the Taliban leader.
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.
Reporting on the destruction of art objects by the Taliban.
Collection of recent and archived news and commentary, photos, multimedia and selected web resources.
Why the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar issued an edict against un-Islamic graven images which resulted in the destruction of statues of Buddha.
Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about the Taliban includes its history, ideology, wars and international relations.
"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."
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