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  • Directory of resources with brief annotations. Included are sections for Indexes & Directories a Digital Library News & Media sources the status of Women in Afghanistan Organizations and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, and Al-Quida.
  • The full text of this recently published title, in which "David B. Edwards traces the lives of threerecent Afghan leaders in Afghanistan's history--Nur Muhammad Taraki, Samiullah Safi, and Qazi Amin Waqad--to explain how the promise of progress and prosperity that animated Afghanistan in the 1960s crumbled and became the present tragedy of discord,destruction, and despair." Includes a glossary and bibliography.
  • Background information about people, countries, and political or religious issues of North Africa and the Middle East. Covers Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
  • Provides background information for events in the Middle East. Includes a timeline of key event from 1900 a thematic section viewing "events through the lens of politics, science, economics, and more: and a section for "big picture questions" featuring essays and lesson plans.
  • Links arranged in the following categories: Pre-Islamic Arab World Muhammad and Foundations - to 632 CE Islamic Faith and Theology Islamic Expansion and Empire Caliphate Persians Turks Ottomans Expansion Eastwards Interaction wwith the West Western Intrusion Islamic Nationalism Islamic World since 1945 Islamic History Maps further resources on Islamic History.
  • A site meant for interested readersand beginning students of the Palestine/Israel conflict. Provides texts of reports, policy statements, and other documents from 1915 to the present. Some introductory text has been appended to each document in order toput it into context.
  • Directory of major information sources, divided into subject areas and by country or region, about and from the Middle East.
  • "The Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB) is an information portal for Middle East and Islamic Studies. It provides access to online information and to digital records of printed and other offline media and thus supports the concept of a hybrid library for Middle East and Islamic Studies."
  • Provides an overview of the history and issues of the establishment of Palestine. Includes maps and a database of United Nations documents.
  • Information on geography, history, and current issues. Includes an annotated list of links to othter Kurdistan Web resources.