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The Swampby Mark Silva There is no "global war on terrorism.'' That's the first thing that Anthony Cordesman, a seasoned expert on national security, has to say about the failed Christmas Day bomb-attempt on a U.S.-bound airliner. Inasmuch as we've had......
Tags: Islam, Jon Stewart, Somalia, Afghanistan, Rebellions
The Religion WorldChristopher diCarlo got in trouble in 2005 when he suggested to his Critical Thinking students at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, that scientific evidence proves that the human species originated in Africa. Some of his students...
Associated Press WriterA Hamburg mosque once frequented by some of the Sept. 11 attackers was shut down Monday because German authorities believe the prayer house was again being used as a meeting point for Islamic radicals. The Taiba mosque was closed and the cultural...
Tags: Civil Unrest, Germany, Religious Conflicts, Uzbekistan
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLhasa, Tibet At sunrise and sunset, the air is cool, the scent of burning juniper incense is strong, and a river of pilgrims flows in a sacred circle around Jokhang Temple. Every day, they walk the perimeter of Lhasa's holiest shrine to accrue...
Crowds in Arkansas came for the lure of cage fighting and $1 beer, but police say what they got instead was men ripping each others' clothes off and kissing -- a stunt suspected of being orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen of "Borat" fame. "We had a...
Tribune criticThe 45th parallel: It's close to where Custer met his maker and Mary Tyler Moore flipped her hat high for TV cameras. It links thirsty Russian czars with Madonna's winemaking dad in Michigan and connects the Shroud of Turin with a new Japanese museum...
Tags: Oregon, Maine, Alcoholic Beverages, China, Wyoming
During the last two months, as Washington focused on Iraq, few people were paying attention to what was going in the remote Ural Mountains of Russia. There, under the auspices of the benign-sounding Shanghai Cooperation Organization, some 6,000 troops,...
Geoquiz question: The Central Asian nations of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan all border what landlocked country in the Hindu Kush Mountains?The Central Asian nations of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan all border what landlocked country in the Hindu Kush Mountains? Answer: Afghanistan
Tags: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
Tribune foreign correspondentThe wind-raked scrub of this barren plateau reveals little hint of the revolution gurgling 9 feet beneath. China's first international oil pipeline, buried in the Kazakh steppe, is a milestone for the world's newest empire--one forged not in the name...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersSenior Pakistani and American intelligence officials say the operational commander of Al Qaeda, the man believed to have planned the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, narrowly avoided capture during a raid in which authorities took his two young sons...
Tags: Qatar, Interior Policy, Finance, Philippines, Anxiety
The U.S. war in Iraq takes place in a region with a long and complicated history unfamiliar to many Americans. We asked experts on Iraqi politics and history to answer some basic questions. How did Iraq come into being? Iraq was born as a state in 1921,...
Times Staff WriterImmigration agents arrested 10 people Wednesday in a search for foreign visa holders who are not enrolled in school, the government's first crackdown since Sept. 11 on foreign students who abuse their visas. The early-morning sweep across San Diego...
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