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...

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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. BBC News Kyrgyzstan profile - Timeline
    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
  2. Business Insider Kyrgyzstan set to cling to Russia in face of security threats
    BISHKEK (Reuters) - Pro-Russian parties look set to retain their dominance when Kyrgyzstan elects a new parliament on Sunday, but the apparent stability masks ethnic tensions and rising Islamist radicalism in the former Soviet republic. The mostly
  3. BBC News CIS summit: Russia to bolster Central Asia military
    Moscow struck deals with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to extend its bases till 2042 and 2032 respectively. It has announced an increase in troops in Tajikistan, its largest foreign base, from 5,900 to 9,000 soldiers by 2020. Russia is planning to renew
  4. What to Read, Watch and Download Before Your Trip to Venice
    Thomas Madden's Venice: A New History goes back 1,500 years to weave an entertaining narrative that arcs from the earliest colonists, who sought refuge from rampaging barbarians in the marshy islands, to the city's challenges today. Sea battles and 
  5. US Warns Against Rush To Invest In Iran Before Sanctions Lifted
    One source characterized the diplomatic cable as part of a routine effort to educate businesses and governments about the likely timeline as well as details and complexities of the deal. The U.S. warning against jumping ahead of the sanctions has some


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  1. Published by The Rosen Publishing Group 2011
    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 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.
  3. Published by Lonely Planet 2015
    ISBN 9781741046144,1741046149
    508 pages
    Lonely Planet Multi Country Guides are the essential companion for travellers looking for the ideal holiday or getaway. Each guide provides an introduction to the region and its individual countries, along with extensive maps. Detailed, well-presented cultural information covers everything from folklore to insider tips and advice.
  4. 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.
  5. Published by Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc. 2008
    ISBN 9781612288376,1612288375
    48 pages
    Soviet history begins with bloodshed, oppression, and strife. Civil War stained the Russian landscape with the blood of its people after Nicholas II abdicated his throne to a provisional government. The Bolsheviks wanted Russia, and eventually they took her. Peasants became citizens with rights, but the truth is, the civil war only changed the name of their oppressor—from czar to Communist dictator. After decades of isolation and sometimes harsh living conditions, Mikhail Gorbachev ushered in an age of reform, but in doing so, he made enemies. Then, Boris Yeltsin championed reform and the rights of the people. When Communist hard-liners made one last effort to regain control, Yeltsin held his ground. Unlike its birth, the death of the Soviet Union saw little bloodshed. After seventy years, even the Communist hard-liners no longer had the stomach for killing citizens to keep control. The union dissolved in 1991.


  1. A chronology of key events in the history of Kyrgyzstan from the 8th-century arrival of Islam to the present day
  2. 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 ...
  3. The History of Kyrgyzstan , a timeline made with Timetoast's free interactive timeline making software.
  4. The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  5. Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic in Central Asia, is a land of gorgeous scenery, rich history, and amazing people. Learn more about the culture and history of ...