- Newsmaker: Wall Street Journal Correspondent Seized in Pakistan
The National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty has kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, claiming that he is an covert CIA agent and demanding that Pakistani prisoners held in Cuba be returned to Pakistan for trial. The paper has denied any CIA claim and is calling for Pearl's release. Colleague Allan Cullison has also reported from South Asia for the Journal.
- Reporter's Notebook: Emerging Contradictions About Taliban Rulers
The Taliban banned music in Afghanistan and enforced the Koran's ban on representations of the human image. But even their harsh rules were made to be broken. The New Yorker's John Lee Anderson, who visited Afghanistan during the Taliban's rule and after the regime had been overthrown, discovered that Afghanistan's leaders were not always what they seemed to be.
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