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Central Asia: Ongoing Terrorist Threat

Date: October 24th, 2006 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department reissued its public announcement that it continues to receive information of possible terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in Central Asia. Several extremist groups are present in the region, have expressed anti-American sentiments and are capable of carrying out such operations. Attacks could occur on both official and civilian targets, including places [read more]

Central Asia

Date: May 17th, 2005 | No Comments

Some Central Asian countries are currently experiencing unrest. In Uzbekistan, protests in the eastern city of Andizhan were put down in what has been described as a massacre, with reports of more than 700 demonstrators killed. Many Uzbeks fled the violence by crossing into Kyrgyzstan, where in March massive protests brought down the government. The [read more]

Kazakhstan: Horseback Bandits

Date: June 28th, 2005 | No Comments

It may appear to be straight out of the Old American West, but in an effort to combat bandits on horseback, trains in Kazakhstan will soon be guarded by mounted police. Trains in the southern regions have been plagued by bandits who prey on trains when they stop at stations. Passengers usually step out to [read more]

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