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Mongolia, between big neighbors, seeks permanent neutrality

...Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional political and economic grouping that seeks to limit U.S. influence in Central Asia and is dominated by Russia and China. Mongolia has reportedly been invited to join the bloc, although the Mongolian...
Nation and World
DNA study says dogs first appeared in Central Asia

...around the world is pointing to Central Asia.Man's best friend may have...ancient roots. That pointed to Central Asia. The analysis did not tackle the...didn't buy the conclusion about Central Asia. In an email, he questioned Boyko's...
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Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...offensive, as well as from China and Central Asia, Stanekzai said.Monday's fierce...Afghanistan to Pakistan, China and Central Asia.The insurgents have had a heavy...proximity to smuggling routes into Central Asia for drugs, minerals and weapons...
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Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

...Russia and expansionist Great Britain for domination of Central Asia ? western China, northern India, Afghanistan, Iran...the adventures and the great writing. I want to go to Central Asia, I want to drag my husband to these incredible places...
What's in Bloom: Oriental poppies

...will provide carefree color for years to come in our damp climate, which is quite interesting as they are native to Central Asia where summers are long, hot and very dry.? "What's in Bloom" is a regular feature that runs during the year's...
My Turn: Sen. Dan Sullivan explains his views on the Iran deal and why Iraq were brief, as were my tours in Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and Central Asia during that time. But I certainly saw that one of the most pressing issues in Iraq was the growing threat of Improvised...
Winter whites

...the snow).Only a few animals in the world exhibit a seasonal change to winter whites. Besides Siberian hamsters in central Asia, there are five genera containing species that turn white in winter: some hares, some weasels, one lemming, a fox...
Author, charity founder urged to come clean about his history

...mismanaged the charity he co-founded, Central Asia Institute. The allegations pushed...eventually underwent heart surgery. The Central Asia Institute lost most of its donors...questions, but that's exactly what Central Asia Institute wants. The organization...
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My Turn: Dan Sullivan: An Alaska Marine

...half, where he spent substantial time serving in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Horn of Africa and Central Asia. Having served in Iraq myself, I know the level of commitment it takes to leave your loved ones behind. It is a commitment...
On the Trails: Purple mountain saxifrage

...the local rocky outcrops. This low-growing plant occurs in Arctic regions around the world and in alpine areas of central Asia, Europe, and North America. It's a tough little plant, quite resistant to drought and water stress. It forms associations...


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