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A Power Plant Fiasco Highlights Chinaâ€™s Growing Clout in Central Asia
Beijing is using its financial might to expand its influence, eroding centuries of Russian dominance in a vast, resource-rich region.
A Mennonite Town in Muslim Central Asia Holds On Against the Odds
A community of Mennonites in Kyrgyzstan is one of Christendomâ€™s most remote and oddest outposts in the Muslim world, as ethnic Germans cling to their faith even as emigration shrinks their numbers.
Cargo Plane Crashes in Iran, Killing at Least 15
Fire engulfed the 39-year-old aircraft when it hit a residential area northwest of Tehran. Under sanctions, Iran has struggled to maintain its aging air fleet.
Horseback Wrestling. Bone Tossing. Dead Goat Polo. Let the Nomad Games Begin!
With archers, horses and headless goat carcasses, the World Nomad Games are an effort to revive nomadic traditions from Central Asia and around the world.
The Case for Xenophilia
A writer walks across the globe and total strangers help him stay healthy and safe.
Bomb Defused in St. Petersburg as 8 Held in Connection With Metro Attack
The news added to an already tense atmosphere the second-biggest city in Russia, which until Monday had been spared from any major terrorist attacks.
St. Petersburg Bomber Said to Be Man From Kyrgyzstan; Death Toll Rises
Kyrgyz officials said Akbarzhon Dzhalilov, 22, was a member of the Uzbek minority in the southern city of Osh who had received Russian citizenship in 2011 through his father.
Cargo Plane Crashes in Kyrgyzstan
A Boeing 747 cargo jet owned by a Turkish airline and en route to Istanbul from Hong Kong crashed into a village near the capital, Bishkek, killing at least 30.
Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes Into Village in Kyrgyzstan, Killing Dozens
The plane was approaching the airport in Bishkek, the capital, when it struck a cluster of houses.
London Rolls Out the Blood-Red Carpet for Kleptocrats
Britain has allowed its capital to become a playground for oligarchs and their ill-gotten gains. Only a Magnitsky law can quell the corruption.
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