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Central Asia

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  • Pakistani girls’ school still goal as Mortenson ties cut

     
    An Elgin Community College student group is severing ties with Greg Mortenson’s Central Asia Institute in light of recent controversy surrounding the philanthropist and author …...
  • Rivalry Brews in Russia's Backyard

    The Cold War may be over, but U.S. and Russian soldiers are expanding outposts in this mountainous former Soviet republic about 3,200 miles east of NATO headquarters in Brussels and nearly 2,000 miles from Moscow. The U.S. opened its base three years ago...
  • CIA Officer Is Buried at Arlington

    CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann was remembered as an American hero as he was buried Monday with full military honors amid the white grave markers of Arlington National Cemetery. "From his earliest days . . . he worked to do what was right," CIA Director...
  • The Plots and Designs of Al Qaeda's Engineer

    Senior Pakistani and American intelligence officials say the operational commander of Al Qaeda, the man believed to have planned the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, narrowly avoided capture during a raid in which authorities took his two young sons...
  • Follow the pasta trail around the globe in 'On the Noodle Road'

    You may have heard that Italy was introduced to pasta by Marco Polo, who brought it from China. It's a great story, but it was probably cooked up by a 1920s Don Draper — it's just not true. Italians were eating pasta before Polo was born. How,...
  • Book review: 'A World Without Islam'

    Book review: 'A World Without Islam'
    A World Without Islam Graham Fuller Little, Brown: 336 pp., $25.99 One of the sadder consequences of the near decade of war and violence that has followed the attacks of 9/11 is that so many people are convinced that we are in a clash of...
  • Is it time for us to hit 'reset'?

    Is it time for us to hit 'reset'?
    Extra Lives Why Video Games Matter Tom Bissell Pantheon: 222 pp., $22.95 Extra Lives Why Video Games Matter Tom Bissell Pantheon: 222 pp., $22.95 To many of its admirers — and skeptics — the video game seems a medium in adolescence....
  • Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing

    Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing
    What do Richard Feynman, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common? The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world. Ondar was a master of...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: Iraq Demystified: a Primer on Politics, History

    The U.S. war in Iraq takes place in a region with a long and complicated history unfamiliar to many Americans. We asked experts on Iraqi politics and history to answer some basic questions. How did Iraq come into being? Iraq was born as a state in 1921,...