US official: Suspect in killings trained as sniper - The Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, most of them children, and burning their bodies was trained as a sniper and recently suffered a head injury in Iraq, U.S. officials said Monday.

The name of the suspect, a married, 38-year-old father of two, has not been released. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said he may face capital charges, and...

After Empire, the Birth of a Multipolar World by Dilip Hiro, part I WLNC101

After Empire, the birth of a multipolar world, by Dilip Hiro a reiew fter Empire: The Birth of a Multipolar World (2010) Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iran (2009)/(Financial Times' Best History...

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  1. Tsarnaev friend to plead guilty
    27 plea hearing for Khairullozhon Matanov, 24, who legally came to the United States from Kyrgyzstan in 2011 and befriended Tamerlan Tsarnaev, after meeting him at a Cambridge mosque. Matanov had been Matanov was arrested for destroying evidence
  2. Kyrgyzstan profile
    8th century - Arab invaders conquer Central Asia, including what is now Kyrgyzstan, and introduce Islam. 10th-13th centuries - Kyrgyz people migrate southwards from the Yenisei River region in central Siberia to the Tian-Shan region. 1685 - Kyrgyz
  3. Briefing on Changes in US Policy Toward Cuba
    So this is a process, and it will get started right away, but there's no real timeline of knowing when each part of it will be completed, because it has to be completed by agreement of both governments as you go along. So we'll start having that
  4. Boston Globe US boots on the ground precede prosperity
    But Americans in uniform have been based in many other countries, too, from Bahrain to Kyrgyzstan to Panama to the Philippines. And when the data is crunched, what emerges is extraordinary: US boots on the ground are a startlingly robust predictor of 
  5. Seniors Beacom and Diehl named Sachs Scholars
    Brett Diehl, a history major who is also pursuing certificates in Spanish language and culture and Latin American studies, will spend two years of graduate studies at the University of Oxford. Diehl intends to pursue a one-year MSc degree in economic

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  1. The Marijuana, cannabis, or hemp plant is one of the oldest psychoactive plants known to humanity. Cannabis has become one of the most widespread and diversified of plants. It grows as weed and cultivated plant all over the world in a variety of climates and soils. Cannabis preparations have been...
  2. Welcome to the interactive British History timeline! A BBC Presentation.
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  1. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group 2015
    ISBN 9781448847976,1448847974
    277 pages
    An overview of the history of the world including the ancient world, great civilizations, the medieval world, and the modern world.
  2. Published by iUniverse 2008
    ISBN 9780595526864,0595526861
    216 pages
    The small, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan contains a surprising number of natural wonders, scenic beauty and cultural treasures. From the national pearl of Lake Issyk-Kul to world class skiing at bargain prices, horseback rides across vast empty plains, or a night in a shepherd's yurt, travelers will find ample opportunities for unforgettable experiences. Roaming Kyrgyzstan provides practical tips on travel, lodging, cuisine and activities for those who want to get an insider's view of the country. You'll find the best whitewater rafting, where to go for succulent lamb kebabs and how to get a peek at Kyrgyz weddings. Suitable for adventure traveler, the business visitor and the expatriate, the book guides visitors beyond the typical tourist destinations into the experience of Kyrgyz life and culture. In addition to travel tips, Roaming Kyrgyzstan contains a series of vignettes from the author's two and a half years living in Kyrgyzstan. She tells of her colleague who was kidnapped to become a wife, of a typical meal in a southern teahouse and of circumnavigating Lake Issyk-Kul solo by bike. These provide an inside view into the people, places, cultures and traditions of this magical, hospitable, and fascinating country.
  3. Published by Penguin 2009
    ISBN 9781590203781,159020378X
    480 pages
    From a critically acclaimed author-a comprehensive history of the part of the world currently making headlines The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world that is nonetheless poorly represented in libraries and mainstream media. Since their political incorporation in Stalin's Soviet era, these countries have gone through a flash of political and economical evolution. But despite these rapid changes, the growth of oil wealth and U.S. jockeying, and the opening of the region to tourists and businessmen, the spirit of Central Asia has remained untouched at its core. In this comprehensive new treatment, renowned political writer and historian Dilip Hiro offers us a narrative that places the modern politics, peoples, and cultural background of this region firmly into the context of current international focus. Given the strategic location of Central Asia, its predominantly Muslim population, and its hydrocarbon and other valuable resources, it comes as no surprise that the five Central Asian republics are emerging in the twenty-first century as one of the most potentially influential-and coveted-patches of the globe.
  4. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group 2004
    ISBN 0823944999,9780823944996
    64 pages
    Maps, text, and timeline chronicle the history of Kyrgyzstan, from the nomadic first inhabitants to the referendum approving constitutional reforms in 2003.
  5. Published by ABC-CLIO 2012
    ISBN 9781598845303,1598845306
    2524 pages
    This almanac provides a comprehensive, chronological overview of all American military history, serving as the standard reference work of its type.

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  1. A chronology of key events in the history of Kyrgyzstan from the 8th-century arrival of Islam to the present day
  2. The The History of Kyrgyzstan timeline, an interactive 'The History of Kyrgyzstan' timeline on Timetoast.
  3. Kyrgyzstan History Timeline. ... The small, mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan contains a surprising number of natural wonders, scenic beauty and cultural treasures.
  4. The history of the Kyrgyz people and the land of Kyrgyzstan goes back more than 2,000 years. Although geographically isolated by its mountainous location, it had an ...
  5. Kyrgyzstan is twice the size of the state of Michigan and had a population of some 4.7 million in 1999. 52%of the people were Kyrgyz, 21% Russian and 13% were Uzbek.