April 19th, 2014
It’s looking desperate. Even 007 in his Cold War prime might raise a shaken eyebrow. I’m lost in a labyrinthine Soviet institution deep in the mountains of central Asia, where a nurse with the tight-eyed smile of President Putin is inserting a glowing nozzle into my nose.April 17th, 2014
It was filed correctly between "Russia" and "Central Asia," which the book is about. Its title is (take a breath!) "Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and Part of Central Asia." The author, Thomas Witlam Atkinson, one of those Brits who yearn for desolate places, had traveled to that no ...April 2nd, 2014
By Dmitry Solovyov ALMATY (Reuters) - The United States will "fundamentally stand" with post-Soviet Central Asian nations to protect their territorial integrity and independence, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, sending a signal to Russia after its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula two weeks ago sent jitters across Central Asia, whose mainly ...April 12th, 2014
As the spring equinox arrived, Saba Alai gathered her friends to celebrate by cooking up an aromatic and symbolic feast that recalled her Iranian heritage Why not invite us to your next get-together? What was the occasion? A Naw-Rúz or Persian New Year party. It's celebrated by quite a few countries in Central Asia; Naw-Rúz literally means 'new day' and falls at the spring equinox, on the day ...April 2nd, 2014
New York, Apr 2 : The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) paints a picture of persistent nutrition problems due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and stunted growth in its latest snapshot of the Europe and Central Asia.