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  • Two killed in border skirmish between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

    DUSHANBE/BISHKEK (Reuters) - Two Tajiks were killed in a border shootout between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, the bloodiest clash so far this year on the frontier between the former Soviet neighbors, officials said on Tuesday. Tajik police said gun fire...
  • Ukraine says it destroyed military vehicles that crossed from Russia

    Ukraine's president said Friday that the country's forces destroyed "a significant part" of a Russian military convoy that crossed into Ukrainian territory during the night, a charge denied by Russia. The accusation came amid escalating tension over a...
  • Rights group: Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine break laws of war

    Rights group: Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine break laws of war
    Pro-Russia separatists fighting off a Ukrainian government offensive have commandeered ambulances to transport retreating gunmen, taken cover in hospitals and threatened medical staff treating their wounded, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The New...
  • Explosions kill 31 at market in China's troubled Xinjiang region

    Explosions kill 31 at market in China's troubled Xinjiang region
    Two explosive-laden cars plowed into a crowded morning market in Urumqi on Thursday, leaving 31 people dead and 94 injured in the deadliest in a spate of terrorist attacks in China. The attack took place about 8 a.m. outside the People’s Park,...
  • Bombs tossed out car windows in Chinese terror attack; 31 dead

    Witnesses described bombers flinging explosives out of car windows Thursday as two vehicles plowed through a crowded morning market in northwestern China, leaving at least 31 people dead and 94 injured. It was the most sophisticated in a spate of recent...
  • Xinjiang attacks attributed to China's Uighurs grow in sophistication

    Xinjiang attacks attributed to China's Uighurs grow in sophistication
    Zhou Ping had just taken out her wallet to pay for her vegetables at a busy street market when the SUV burst through the barriers, overturning tables laden with fresh produce and knocking the 50-year-old retiree to the pavement. The vehicle came to a...
  • China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station

    China silent on deadly knife attack in Kunming railway station
    BEIJING— On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Black-clad attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming, killing 29 and injuring more than 140. Reporters leaped into...
  • What will become of the Tatars? [Commentary]

    What will become of the Tatars? [Commentary]
    Russia annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea region, despite the fact that a significant minority of the Crimean population are not ethnically Russian nor interested in joining the Russian Federation. Approximately 12 percent of the Crimean population...
  • Military, not the Internet, blamed for invasive cockroach

    Military, not the Internet, blamed for invasive cockroach
    Don’t be quick to blame Internet commerce for the invasion of the Turkestan cockroaches in the Southwest. The insects are more likely the result of U.S. military entanglements in the Middle East and Central Asia, according to UC Riverside...
  • U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan

    U.S. seeks new bases for drones targeting Al Qaeda in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of...
  • American departure will leave behind carnage and ruin

    This is probably, but not certainly, the year that sees the end to the United States' three-decades-long effort to establish permanent American strategic bases in the Muslim Middle East and in Muslim Asia. This effort began before the 9/11 attacks on...