These are sites that will assist you in finding the information you need to complete this project.

World Book online--always a good place to start.

General information sites:
Background notes:

CIA World Factbook:Maps and general information for 267 countries.

Columbia Gazetteer of the World:

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations:

United Nations:

World Travel Guide :

Jerusalem, Israel, Lebanon resources from the Jewish Virtual Library. May link to Palestine, too.

Time magazine article on the Taliban:,8599,175372,00.html

MSEncarta on Taliban:

Demographics info for Middle East region: middle_east.html