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  • Turkmenistan gets a second political party

    Turkmenistan has launched its second political party, ending the official monopoly of its Democratic Party of Turkmenistan. State media heralded the step as a “historic event” for the country. But critics and outside analysts were dubious the new party would c
  • Seven facts for Turkmenistan's 'Week of Health and Happiness'

    Turkmenistan, one of the most repressive countries in the world, is marking the “Week of Health and Happiness” with a march up a five-mile concrete staircase and plays such as “The Era of Power is Illuminated by Happiness,” the...

    130 Pakistani soldiers buried by avalanche

    A rescue effort began Saturday to save 130 Pakistani soldiers buried in an avalanche in a Himalayan region close to the Indian border, authorities said.

    University helped U.S. reach out to Taliban

    Peering at the 60-foot-high faces of four of America's most famous presidents, the dozen robed and bearded Afghans drew little attention at the base of Mt. Rushmore in July 1999. Only bullet and shrapnel scars beneath their heavy attire would be clues...

    Undercover, under fire

    EARLIER THIS YEAR, I put on a brand-new tailored suit, picked up a sleek leather briefcase and headed to downtown Washington for meetings with some of the city's most prominent lobbyists. I had contacted their firms several weeks earlier, pretending to be...