Middle East & Central Asia

The Middle East or Mideast is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. Central Asia is the core region of the Asian continent and stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. 5.0/5

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Now we see instability throughout Europe, Russia, China, Central Asia, the Middle East & this is normal.
China grants for researchers in Eastern/Central Europe, SE Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Central Asia
“What the consequence of color revolutions will be? Look at what happened in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.”
Turkish official: Airport attackers were from Russia, Central Asia
Someone please tell Trump. Afghanistan is not in the Middle East. It's Central Asia or South Asia but NOT the Middle East.
Through CPEC, Pakistan would be connected to three rich regions of Asia i.e. Central Asia, South Asia and Middle East.
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Central Asia and the Middle East are still haunted by their colonial pasts: by Raymond Hinnebusch
VanAuken:Obama adm willing2risk WW3 w/2keep it out of US hegemonic conquests in Middle East, Central Asia, East Europe. EVIL USA
Islamic State is spreading its influence beyond the Middle East – and Central Asia could be in the firing line
Chabahar Port may expand India's economic presence in Central Asia and the Middle East
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How folk tales from the Middle East and Central Asia are giving children in conflict-ridden regions fresh wind...
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From the east coasts forests and the jungles of Southeast Asia to the deserts of the Middle East and mountains of Central Asia
We recently enjoyed AMECA Day—a celebration of our colleagues & cultures of Africa, the Middle East & Central Asia.
all of Africa, Latin America, Central America, Middle East, and Asia xcpt4 Australia, Japan, S. Korea and maybe Singapore.
A google search of the image comes with an Atlantic articler, "Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia."
The most intriguing part is that we haven't even touched on what Central Asia and Middle East can bring to the table! :D
Seniors qualified for Yale with 21 medals and a trophy! Top 5% team overall and top 3 in Middle East & Central Asia
EU appoints new Middle East and Central Asia special representatives at
What if... Islam didn't spread outside the Arab Peninsula?. What would Middle East, North Africa & Central Asia look like?
One week to deadline for applicants from South-Africa, Middle East & Persian Gulf, East of EU & Central Asia
CfP for conference on methodologies of Regional Studies (Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Caucasus, Middle East)
Writer suggests dividing Asian Football Federation in two, Central Asia with Middle East
Siddiqui Watch this page Siddiqui is a family name or surname. Siddiqui means The Truthful in arabic. Siddiquis are spread all over the world mainly the Middle east,Asia Pacific and Europe. Siddiquis are the descendants of The first Muslim Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Siddik of The Rashidun Caliphate (The four Rightly guided Calips). Abu Bakr Al-Siddik was awarded by this name Siddiqui (The Truthful) from The Last Prophet Mohammad himself. Siddiqui is sometimes also rendered as Siddiqi, Siddique, Siddiquee, Siddighi, Sadighi, Seddighi, Sidiki, Siddiki, or Siddiquie. The Siddiqui surname is found among a number of ethnic groups and communities after its spread from Middle East to Africa, Central Asia, and the South Asia. Between 1690 and the early 20th century, the District of Badaun, in India, was ruled by the Rohilla Siddiqi Nawabs.[1] Notable Siddiquis
Origins Most of the Muslims in India belong to Indian ethnic groups, with minor to obvious levels of gene flow from outside, primarily from Persia and Middle East.[77][78][79] Sources indicate that the castes among Muslims developed as the result of the concept of Kafa'a.[80][81][82] Those who are referred to as Ashrafs (see also Sharif) are presumed to have a superior status derived from their foreign Arab ancestry,[83][84] while the Ajlafs are assumed to be converts from Hinduism, and have a lower status. Actual Muslim social practice, including in India, points to the existence of sharp social hierarchies that numerous Muslim scholars have sought to provide appropriate Islamic sanction through elaborate rules of fiqh associated with the notion of kafa'a.[citation needed] Most prominent Muslim scholars such as Maulana Ahmad Raza Khan Barelvi and Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi have championed the notion of caste superiority based on birth.[citation needed] It is argued that Muslims of Arab origin (Sayyeds and ...
PERSIAN CUISINE Iranian or Persian cuisine is the traditional and modern style of cooking of Iran. Situated in the Middle East and West Asia, the Iranian culinary style is unique to Iran, though has historically both influenced and has been influenced by Iran's neighbouring and conquered regions at various stages throughout its history. Specifically, these have been mutual culinary influences to and from Anatolian cuisine, Caucasian cuisine, Mesopotamian Cuisine, Levantine cuisine, Greek cuisine, Central Asian Cuisine, and minor aspects from Russian cuisine.The cuisines of the Caucasus and Turkey are heavily influenced by that of Iran, due to geographical proximity, ethnic relations, shared empires, and conquerings by such as the Achaemenids, Sassanians, Seljuks, Safavids, Afsharids, Ottomans and Qajars. Fresh green herbs are frequently used along with fruits such as plums, pomegranates, quince, prunes, apricots, and raisins. Typical Persian main dishes are combination of rice with meat, lamb, chicken, or ...
The World Bank has published three reports expressing its grave concern about the perils of global warming. The first report was "Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided". It summarised the scientific consensus on the likely impacts of a 4 degree world. The second report, "Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience" highlighted the likely impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Maldives) of a 2 degree and 4 degree warming world. The report posted here notes that a warming from the current .8 degrees centigrade to 1.5 degrees is already locked in. We cannot avoid a doubling of the impacts we have already seen (e.g. floods, storms and droughts in NZ). It highlights the likely impacts on water resources, ecosystems and coastal hazards for Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe and Central Asia. We already see water scarcity as a point of conflict and competition .. ...
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Erdogan announces plans for a Turkish led Islamic Union!!! By Craig C. White Today we live in a very evil time. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced his plans for the formation of an Islamic Union covering North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. This Union is most certainly the leopard that is described in Daniel 7:6. According to Daniel chapter 7 this Islamic Union (or leopard) will unite together with the European Union, and the newly formed Russian Union to comprise the next World Empire. Like I said Russia has already begun the formation of its end time Union. This Russian Union is described as a bear in Daniel 7:5. Once this Islamic Union is formed and certainly signified as a leopard then we are only a treaty away from the creation of the end time World Empire that will oppress Israel and then be destroyed at Jesus Christ’s second coming! Throughout world history the nation of Israel has suffered terribly under the rule of every past World Empire. Israel will suffer its gr ...
From Qatar since 1994 Slogan: The World's Five Star Airline Qatar Airways, is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. it operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 100 international destinations from its base in Doha, using a fleet of more than 100 aircraft. Qatar Airways operates services across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania, and was named Airline of the Year 2011 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Album from A Fly Guy's Cabin Crew Lounge Photos from Staff contributions only Airline bio from www.wikipedia.com
Now in the Middle East, but that could spread to other portions of West Asia, to Central Asia, even into Russia
Highlight video of the recent FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy Regional Selection Event in Abu Dhabi, organized by the ATCUAE/MKI! 14 drivers from across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia region took part in the event, with Panikos Polykarpou-Official of Cyprus coming out on top. Huge thanks to Yas Marina Circuit for providing the venue and Nissan ME for providing four brand new 370Zs for the drivers to have fun in!
Main article: Muslim music Many Muslims are very familiar to listening to music. The classic heartland of Islam is Arabia and the Middle East, North Africa and Egypt, Iran, Central Asia, and northern India and Pakistan. Because Islam is a multicultural religion, the musical expression of its adherents is diverse. Arab classical music Religious music in Iran Hindustani classical music Qawwali music The Seljuk Turks, a nomadic tribe that converted to Islam, conquered Anatolia (now Turkey), and held the Caliphate as the Ottoman Empire, also had a strong influence on Islamic music. See: Turkish classical music. Sub-Saharan Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the southern Philippines also have large Muslim populations, but these areas have had less influence than the heartland on the various traditions of Islamic music. South India: Mappila Songs, Duff Muttu All these regions were connected by trade long before the Islamic conquests of the 600s and later, and it is likely that musical styles traveled the same rou ...
The middle east Bahrain Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman Palestine Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey United Arab Emirates Yemen There is often confusion over countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, however these countries are considered to be in Central Asia. Also some North African countries (Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, and Algeria) are sometimes called the Middle East because they are mostly Arab/Islamic, however only Egypt is considered to be in North Africa AND the Middle East. Answers may vary, because the Middle East is more of an idea, than a specific geographic entity. With some people considering all Arab or Islamic countries to be the Middle East.
Pakistan is the only country in the world that is a gateway to the Middle East, Central Asia, China, and rest of South Asia.
Turkey’s landscape is dotted with battlegrounds, ruined castles and palaces of great empires. It is where Achilles battled the Trojans; Ottomans built empires and Constantine established the centre of Roman government and the emerging Church. Today, Turkey is a bridge between nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the West. Once a hope of the Christian world, it is now 99.6% Muslim. today for the name of Jesus to be re-established and glorified in Turkey.
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China Plans New Silk Road to Extend Reach, Reap Resources Chinese President Xi Jinping has turned his attention to strengthening energy, trade, and security relations with the Arab nations of the Middle East and North Africa as the United States prepares to disengage from Afghanistan. Xi’s regime plans to exploit China’s growing influence in Central Asia and to make his proposed “Silk Road Economic Belt” and “Maritime Silk Road” a reality.
Caucasians have waged more wars and engendered more destruction of civilisations than any other race in human history. Think of Alexander the Terrible (called the Great) and Julius Caesar. ¤4 crusades in which they killed Muslims in massive numbers. ¤African Genocide (Slave trade and colonialism). ¤30 years war fought over religion in which numerous lives were lost; Protestants versus Roman Catholics in Europe. ¤2 Great European wars called World Wars. ¤Bombardment of Vietnam not excluding the usage of Napalm and other poisonous gases. ¤Invasion of countries in the Middle East, East and Central Asia, Latin America and Africa. BUT in all these, they have the power and hold on information and media to make the WARS and destructions look NEEDED, NORMAL and NECESSARY. With that, they act as saviours of mankind. The worst hit, conditioned and boxed with their propaganda are Black people. Why? Majority of Black people are mentally lazy. Black people only believe in physical work that is why we have been a ...
Siteeraan Nicholas Kristofin taannoin ilmestynyttä kolumnia. Quoting Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times: "As for parents, if you have a child graduating from high school or college this year, forget about a conventional graduation present. Instead, send him or her off with a friend with a one-way ticket to Timbuktu. Over a year or so, the kids would figure out how to catch rides with trucks north over the Sahara, then hitchhike through the Middle East and across Central Asia. After a temporary job in Calcutta to earn a few rupees, they could migrate through East Asia and then make enough money as tutors teaching English in China to buy cheap air tickets home. Now, that would be an education!"
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DILEMMA | Reasons why US will not help PH vs China in fight over Ayungin China is not currently facing an Ayungin dilemma. It's not equally worried about a rogue state rep. Why, the baddest bad *** rogue state today is the United States, the state that routinely kills and murders alleged combatants and non-combatants in Pakistan and other countries in the arc of crisis from Central Asia to the Middle East. Russia is considered by some as another rogue state for what it has done in the Crimea. In this sense, China is in good company -- the movers and shakers of the world today. US not signatory to UNCLOS In my opinion, it is the US (and the Philippines), which face an Ayungin dilemma. The US is not a signatory to UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) and thus does not recognize such concepts and principles as archipelagic state and exclusive economic zone upon which the Philippine claim is based. So, how can you "support an ally" for a cause based on principles you yourself do not accept ...
"Business in Paradise!" - Celebrated as an exciting and diverse holiday destination, Sri Lanka is now Asia's most sought after venue for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions. This Island paradise, perfectly placed at the centre of the Indian Ocean, makes a strategic gateway to Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Far East. An ideal meeting point for delegates from any part of the world.
FYI : Just got DNA results and the following is a breakdown of who I is ! 9 % Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and France 4% North African(Morocco, Algeria, India 31 % Native American (Mexican Indian) 8% Central Asia (Afhanistan,Pakistan, Iran 36 % French Moroccan, Algeria, Italy 6% West Asia ( Middle East) So, please take notice my dear close relatives, we is what we is !! And, I was born in Chacon, New Mexico
is the most important Christian festival and many are busy with painting eggs according to an old Christian custom. Only few people knows that painting eggs are part of a over 3000 years old tradition which has been celebrated once from Balkan peninsula Black Sea Region and from the Caucasus to Central Asia and Middle East to India. The origin is old Iranian spring festival or which was celebrated on Spring Equinox on 21st March and was the official beginning of the year in Zoroastrian calendar. Zoroastrianism is a dualistic religion which emerged around 1800 BC. The large folk festival was celebrated with games tab and visiting friends. People have lit bonfires as a sign of the end of winter and splashed each other with water. Cleaning the house and decorating the traditional 'Haft-Chin' table was integral part of Nowruz celebration. The word Haft Chin is derived from the word Chin (چین) meaning 'to place' and Haft (هفت), the number 7. The items originally represented seven Zoroastrian elements. To ...
US cautions citizens on travelling to Mindanao By Lovely A. Carillo The US State Department has updated its travel advisory issued September 25, 2013 to warn American citizens against terrorist threats when travelling to Southern Philippines, specifically in Sulu and Central Mindanao. US citizens have been reminded to “maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness” in view of the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against US citizens throughout the world. Mindanao in the Philippines is however not the only one singled out in the travel advisory as the State Department also mentioned the possibility of terrorism attacks in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia and the pacific. The advisory mentioned the risk of travelling to southern Philippines due to the “kidnapping threats in the Sulu Archipelago and the ongoing threat of violence on the island of Mindanao, particularly in Central . ...
Summary of legislation on agricultural use of water in 19 countries in Lat America, Middle East & Central Asia
Our new report summarizes legislation on the use of water in agriculture in nineteen countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
Straw poll: Please answer this without any external references. If you were to look for news on Afghanistan in a newspaper that is divided into regions, where would you turn to? (a) East Asia (b) Central Asia (c) South & South East Asia (d) Eastern Europe (e) Middle East
Balochistan has also arguably risen in stature in domestic and international political psyche for its geo-strategic importance as gateway between South Asia, Middle East and Central Asia. Three main factors contribute to this: Balochistan is a mineral rich province where Reko Diq copper fields provide a potentially lucrative resource; controlling the 756km long coastline the province offers is also strategically essential for the Pakistani defense establishment; and the rising relevance of the Gwadar Port which is crucial for both economic and defense purposes – there prevails a tacit understanding between Islamabad and Beijing that Gwadar can act as a leverage for Beijing to gain influence in the Middle East and counter American present.16
Pakistan is a South Asian country, situated along Central Asia and the Middle East. The country stands bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. Arabian Sea flows along its south, resulting in the formation of a 1,046 kilometer (650 mile) long coastline. Pakistan has been invaded by Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Turks, Afghans and Mongols, in the past. The geography of the country ranges from high mountains in the south to hills in the west. Vehement rivers, steep valleys, snow covered peaks and gigantic glaciers make up the north of the country. In the following lines, we have provided more information on Pakistan. Image: Mwaqas at en.wikipedia [GFDL (CC-BY-SA-3.0 (or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (from Wikimedia Commons Fun & Interesting Facts about Pakistan Pakistan is officially known as the ‘Islamic Republic of Pakistan’. The national language of Pakistan is Urdu, while its official language is English. Apart from that, Balochi, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Si ...
IRAN Culture The Culture of Iran is a mix of ancient pre-Islamic culture and Islamic culture. Iranian culture has long been a predominant culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, with Persian considered the language of intellectuals during much of the 2nd millennium, and the language of religion and the populace before that. The Sassanid era was an important and influential historical period in Iran as Iranian culture influenced China, India and Roman civilization considerably, and so influenced as far as Western Europe and Africa. This influence played a prominent role in the formation of both Asiatic and European medieval art. This influence carried forward to the Islamic world. Much of what later became known as Islamic learning, such as philology, literature, jurisprudence, philosophy, medicine, architecture and the sciences were based on some of the practices taken from the Sassanid Persians to the broader Muslim world.
It has been an amazing experience to talk with journalists who are doing the job I one day hope to have: "It is so important to have eyes and ears and human contact in conflict areas, to witness and to report. I really believe this. But I want people to understand that it has a dark side."- Holly Pickett, first journalist to document Muammar Gaddafi's death. Reporter for the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. Beautifully honest. Beast.
Such a shame her and her spouse have to be PR tools for the dictators of the Middle East and Central Asia.
Workplace Relations and Internal Communication Manager - West Africa FLUENT FRENCH AND ENGLISH IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS ROLE AND ONLY CANDIDATES WITH BOTH LANGUAGES NEED APPLY! Mission Establish relationships with teams throughout the AMECA (Africa, Middle East and Central Asia) Region to develop a shared framework for Workplace Relations and stronger Internal Communication practices. Workplace Relations _ Design the Region’s Employee Relations strategy. Guide teams in understanding relevant trends as they relate to supporting objectives, working ahead of the curve to anticipate potential changes in legal environments and mitigate risks. _ Formulate and administer the required Employee Relations policies. Coach Managers to understand the importance of alignment and compliance to ensure the integrity of company practices. _ Identify and evaluate complex Employee Relations issues; advise Managers by recommending appropriate action plans and providing risk/cost analysis. _ Act as a guide and mediator to resol ...
Why PRAY for 10/40 WINDOW NATIONS .The 10/40 Window is located from south to 40 degrees north of the equater which includes Africa and the Middle East and Central Asia. Nearly 4 billion people live in it. including the 90% World's' poorest of the poor. it is estimated that 1.6 billion of this people have never had the chance of hearing the Gospel of Yeshua- not even once. the seat of every major non Christian religion Islam, ,,,Buddhist Hinduism Animism is Head quartered in the 10/40 Window . In many of the 68 countries represented in the 10/40 window. it the darkest window and is the strong hold of Satan. two third of the worlds population lives in this Window. 95% of this people are UN evangelized 90% are poorest persecuted church is found there illiteracy is found there. terrorist organization and child prostitution is found there children as young as months old are train of Jihad soldiers. Please Pray Participate Mobilize and Go Shalom.
My theory on the missing aircraft is that it has been hijacked to Kazakhstan or some remote airfield in the Middle East or Central Asia. Our military knows where it is and they are preparing a SEAL team to extract them.
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RFE/RL Marks 60 Years Of Fighting For Freedom 60 years after its first broadcast to Czechoslovakia, RFE remains a lifeline for people living in war zones and under authoritarian rule who seek accurate and reliable news and information. More .) Video Radio Free Europe At 60 .) Photogallery RFE History In Photos .) From Balloon Drops To Web Proxies .) video: July 4, 1950, RFE went on the air for the first time with a broadcast to communist Czechoslovakia from a studio in New York City. Sixty years later, RFE reaches nearly 20 million people in 28 languages and 21 countries. Here's a look at our history. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a broadcaster funded by the U.S. Congress that provides news, information, and analysis to countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East "where the free flow of information is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed". RFE/RL is supervised by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, a bi-partisan federal agency overseeing all US i ...
An interesting comment was made by the respected publication Financial Times. They wrote that President Putin has a view that West is engaged in dangerous experiments around the world including Africa (South Sudan), Asia (Afghanistan), Middle East (Syria, Egypt, Tunisia) and Central Asia (Ukraine). Chinese Xinhua agency in its editorial called West’s approach to Ukraine has created a mess and chaos in the region without wisdom to handle it. When we look at the chronology of recent events these arguments seemed believable. Leaked audio of US State Department’s Victoria Nuland’s conversation with US ambassador and breach of interim agreement between government and opposition resulted in the escalation of tensions. World view is that Russia is an aggrieved party and has legitimate security interests in Ukraine. We can only hope that West and Russia will resolve this crisis diplomatically. This is not the first time West has engaged in crazy experiments. About a century ago Sykes-Picot agreement created ...
Sir Olaf Caroe and the great game: The British objective in breaking up India was simply not to divvy up the country. The British wanted few things out of it: 1) They wanted a weak nation (Pakistan, that is), which would depend on Britain for its defense. 2) they wanted that newly-formed weak nation (aka PAKISTAN) to border the oil wells of Central Asia (part of the Soviet Union, then) and to be close to the Muslim-majority, oil-rich nations of the Middle East. 3) Corollary to the objective was that India, the larger of the two nations then in the subcontinent (now, with the emergence of Bangladesh in 1972, the subcontinent has three nations) must not have any common border with either Afghanistan (the buffer state) or the Soviet Union. Hence, Kashmir state must not go to India in its original form to INDIA and at best, status quo can be maintained. Give emphasis on point 3 – The UK objective – Kashmir cannot go to India in original form as India must be prevented to have common borders with either Af ...
GCC Future Rail Summit happening on March 11, 2014 - Tuesday at W Doha Hotel & Residences in Doha, Qatar BE Summit launches GCC Future Rail Summit Until recently the Gulf region had one of the lowest density rail networks in the world, with most passengers and freight moving around by road, air or sea. Railway development in the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf has been overlooked because of cheap fuel prices ensured. Only now is MENA emerging as one of the fastest growing rail markets in the world. The growth of rail is seen as a major step in transforming economic development and trade. The highest growth rates are predicted in the GCC countries, which have ambitious plans to develop pan-Gulf railway grid which would link to the rest of the Middle East and ultimately via Turkey to Europe, and also potentially to Central Asia. The region’s major economies have each earmarked dozens of billions of dollars for infrastructure projects .High-speed passenger rail services are planned in Morocco and Iran also ...
Is Kerry and Hague for real about Russia "invading" Ukraine? What have these two nations been doing for the last 10 years in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia? At least for Russia, Ukraine is ON THEIR BORDER, SPEAKS THEIR LANGUAGE, SHARES THEIR CULTURE AND HISTORY ... if you were going to make a case for intervening, intervening on behalf of people directly related to you, your neighbors, subject of foreign meddling, would be the time. Shall we examine again the false pretexts used by the West in their military adventures, THOUSANDS of miles from their own shores?
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Event Preview: DISCOP Istanbul By Kristin Brzoznowski From March 4 to 6, more than 1,000 delegates are expected to gather for the fourth edition of DISCOP Istanbul. The attendees will be representing 500-plus new and established, regional and global companies that are driving the content business and digital changes with and across the Middle East, West and Central Asia, the Gulf Region and North Africa. Having Turkey as its home has served the market well, according to Patrick Jucaud, the general manager of event organizer Basic Lead. “Turkey has become a major regional production center,” he says, pointing to the international success of Turkish dramas and formats. “Today, the Turks are exporting close to $200 million worth of series and formats. This makes them the second largest producer of series in the world, after the United States and before Latin America. They have plans within the next ten years to export $1 billion worth of content.” DISCOP Istanbul has grown in step with the emergence ...
Alpha thalassemia is a blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to cells throughout the body. There are two types of alpha thalassemia, hemoglobin Bart hydrops fetalis syndrome or Hb Bart syndrome (the more severe form) and HbH disease. Alpha thalassemia also occurs frequently in people from Mediterranean countries, North Africa, the Middle East, India, and Central Asia. Alpha thalassemia typically results from deletions involving the HBA1 and HBA2 genes. People who have alpha thalassemia trait can have mild anemia. However, many people with this type of thalassemia have no signs or symptoms. Treatments for thalassemias depend on the type and severity of the disorder.
Genghis Khan (/ˈɡɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/ or /ˈdʒɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/,[5][6] Mongol: [tʃiŋɡɪs xaːŋ] ( listen); Chingis/Chinghis Khan; 1162? – August 1227), born Temujin, was the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northEast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan," he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in the Khwarezmian controlled lands. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. Before Genghis Khan died, he assigned Ögedei Khan as his successor and split his empire into khanates among his sons a ...
Palms Oceans Apart # Made by Stephen McIntosh # Made with Iraqi 10 fils coin (1981) and copper wire $40 with copper chain or cotton cord (Item of the profit from the sale of this item benefits the Kurdish people of Northern Iraq and central Asia. One of my closest friends (practically family), Craig Duchemin is raising money to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) for the month of July 2014. He will be working with the local communities and churches, as well as the refugees fleeing Syria, as they work together to resolve many of the conflicts that plague that region of the world. Kurds are a minority people group in the Middle East (Iraq, Turkey, Iran, etc.) who have a distinct culture, language, and diverse religious affiliations. These folks have been frequently marginalized in the nations they inhabit and have been victims of genocide (as in the case of Saddam Hussein’s use of chemical weapons against their settlements in the northern region [Halabja, 1988]). This coin is from Iraq, issued durin ...
Al Qaeda ARE THE FOOT-SOLDIERS OF THE WESTERN MILITARY ALLIANCE cutouts from Prof. Chossudovsky's recent lecture in Berlin The September 11, 2001 attacks have played a crucial role in the formulation of US military doctrine, namely in sustaining the legend that Al Qaeda is an enemy of the Western World when in fact it is a construct of US intelligence, which is used not only as pretext to wage war on humanitarian grounds but also as an instrument of non-conventional warfare. In the wake of 9/11, the creation of this “outside enemy” served to obfuscate the real economic and strategic objectives behind the American-led wars in the Middle East and Central Asia. Waged on the grounds of self-defense, the pre-emptive war is upheld as a “just war” with a humanitarian mandate. Pre-emptive war directed against “Islamic terrorists” is required to defend the Homeland. Realities are turned upside down: America and the Western World are under attack. The US and its allies are behind the Al Qaeda terrorists ...
"...A strategic rapprochement between the two once-allied states, estranged since 1979, would cut a swathe through the geo-strategic reach of Russia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) into the Persian Gulf/Middle East, and revive the prospect of a return of the US to influence in Central Asia. Moreover, it would relegate Turkey to second-tier status as far as the US was concerned, and could pave the way to the gradual transformation of Iranian society. This, in turn, could also lead to the restoration of the classical relationship of Iran with Israel, something which existed for millennia. And Iran could confirm its status as a power with reach into the Mediterranean. Indeed, the prospect exists for a rapprochement between Iran — where almost two-thirds of Azeri people live — with the Republic of Azerbaijan to its immediate north, sharing the Caspian Sea..."
Today (Jan. 23) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Brier Hall's Trident Student Center: Women of the Middle East Festival. The festival focuses on countries in the region sharing a similar heritage, including those in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Free and open to the public, there will be traditional food, gifts, music, and dancing, a fashion show, belly dance workshop and much more.
SOMETHING TO DO SATURDAY: Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles (213) 763-DINO www.nhm.org Travel to Exposition Park for the West Coast debut of "TRAVELING THE Silk Road: ANCIENT PATHWAY TO THE MODERN WORLD." The exhibition named for the treasured fabric that was traded across the known world, the Silk Road stretched from eastern China through the cities of Central Asia to the Middle East. Today, there is a tea workshop, a lion dance performance, a shadow puppetry show, storytelling and a series of teacher workshops so we can learn MORE about the greatest trading route in history!
"A native of Central Asia, cannabis may have been cultivated as much as 10,000 years ago. It was certainly cultivated in China by 4000 B.C. and in Turkestan by 3000 B.C. It has long been used as a medicine in India, China, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Africa, and South America. The first evidence of the medicinal use of cannabis is in an herbal published during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Chen Nung 5000 years ago." - Dr. Lester Grinspoon M.D
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Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, an expert on the Middle East and the Central Asia and one of the leading strategists of the Global Research news site, has assessed the corruption scandal, the AKP and the situation in Turkey.
By Glenn Yago Where’s the Middle East? Mostly in West Asia and by some definitions extending to North and East Africa and Central Asia. Yet no geographic term could be more obsolete and misleading. In my view, a major result of misconceptions about what comprises the Middle East is the United Stat...
February 21, 2011: when the wind calms down in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, it will blow over...
From Today's Prayer Guide: MENACA (Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia) Lift up over a dozen alcohol and drug addiction rehab centers run by our national churches. Pray that God would continue to transform lives and deliver the men and women in these programs from drug and alcohol addictions. Pray for: Sandra, Lindsey (Spain); Beth Delaney and Tim and Kristina O'Toole (Ireland); Michael and Mary Bove (Wales)
David Rockefeller And Control Lets stay on the topic of Turkey; because it is the most strategic positioned country in the world and due to this, is of great importance. The greater Israel projects water supply runs through Turkey and is owned by Turkey. Secondly, it is a Muslim country that is democratic and a leader in this view. If we want to demolish Islamism, we need to destroy Turkey. Thirdly, it is the only bridge between Europe and Asia. Mines, petrol and natural gas are found all within and it can control the Caucus and Middle East which is why it's paramount we control Turkey. The Middle East is more or less in our hands. The Caucus and Central Asia nations of Turks will soon see revolutions and chaos and fall into our palms. If the Turks were to unite, we would fail, which is why we will do any means necessary to avoid this with our fingers on the trigger. Our people within Turkey have their keys, and if we get the slightest scent of unity the doors will be unlocked for a coup.
Dear Colleagues, The International Federation of Biosafety Associations together with regional IFBA member associations from Australia & New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, Central Asia & Caucasus, the Middle East & North Africa and Europe recently attend an international conference in support of implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1540. The conference, organized in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), and held from December 3-4 in Wiesbaden Germany, focused on aspects of UN1540 implementation in the area of biosecurity. The approximately 70 participants included representatives of international and national industry associations, global enterprises, regional biosafety associations, governments and civil society. The conference provided a substantive exchange on biosecurity issues related to the implementation of non-proliferation policies. Discussions highlighted the important role of civil society, including biosafety associations, in support of t ...
  Halford Mackinder’s "Pivot" Theory was relevant in Both WWI and WWII and is still relavent in Today's unfolding drama of Middle East upheaval / wars and Geopolitical Strategies.   Admittedly, Mackinder's Heartland concept was oversimplified, but as a model it helped to understand complex sequences of events (Blouet, 1987; Martin, James, 1993).In Democratic Ideals and Reality Mackinder summarizes his concept by saying: Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; Who rules the heartland commands the World Island; Who rules the World Island commands the World.  One of the reasons that Mackinder is being resurrected yet again is because policymakers are searching for ways to conceptualize and deal with the heart of his Heartland--Central Asia and the Caspian Sea--which is a region that has the potential to become a major source of great-power contention in the next century. Some analysts estimate that the fossil fuels in the region will transform it into a "new Saudi Arabia" in the coming decades. It ...
[R]apidly developing geo-political differences among global powers in Asia show that the next Cold War is likely to be waged between the Russia-China alliance and the U.S.-led bloc in Asia, while Pakistan has already become its arena. Hence, U.S.-backed infiltration of militants from Afghanistan and unrest continues unabated in our country. Pakistan&a strategic geo-political location at the corridor of major world maritime oil supply lines, and has close proximity to oil-rich Central Asian countries. Pakistan&location could influences Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. So, Pakistan is the focus of attention in the wake of the emerging geo-political scenario. We are living in a world where shifts occur in international politics from time to time, depending on the relationship of big countries. Now, a new geo-political scenario is emerging rapidly in the world, focusing on Afghanistan, while Pakistan has become a special arena of the major countries&rivalries. Although leaders of all the concerne ...
5… Osama Bin Laden The Muslim Brothers are at the root of a lot of American troubles,” says Col. W. Patrick Lang, one of several US intelligence veterans interviewed for this article . Formerly a high-ranking Middle East expert at the Defense Intelligence Agency Lang considers al-Qaeda to be “a descendent of the Brotherhood.” For many years, the American espionage establishment had operated on the assumption that Islam was inherently anti-communist and there fore could be harnessed to facilitate US objectives. American officials viewed the Muslim Brotherhood as “a secret weapon” in the shadow war against the Soviet Union and it’s Arab allies, according to Robert Baer, a retired CIA case officer who was right in the thick of things in the Middle East and Central Asia during his 21 year career as a spy. In his book “Sleeping with the Devi,” he wrote after quitting the CIA Baer explains how the United States “made common cause with the Brothers” and used them “to do our dirty work in ...
LUMS(Lahore University of Management Sciences) attracts students from Middle East, the Far East, Central Asia, and other parts of South Asia
Hi Joe, I know you won't mind that I shared your comment. But you are 110% correct... Joseph P. Berube Options for this story I'll weigh in on Tom Cruise's comments. So of course the headline grabbed my attention and then I read it and said to Amy that people are kind of taking his comments out of context and blowing them out of proportion. He meant that he is away from his family and some of the sets are in the desert heat. Initially it bothered me more that he, and everyone else, continues to think Afghanistan is part of the Middle East, a desert, and full of Arabs...wrong, wrong, and wrong. Southern or Central Asia, more mountainous than desert (remember the years of hunting for Osma Bin Laden in the mountains but he was really in Pakistan?) there are desert areas like Kandahar, and the people are Muslims, but not Arabs. So back to my conversation with Amy, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol was filmed in the desert and he was away from his family yada, yada, yada, but then Amy points out that he was l ...
THE ARAB SLAVE TRADE - WHITE SLAVERY The Arab slave trade was the practice of slavery in the Arab world, mainly in Western Asia, North Africa, East Africa, and certain parts of Europe (such as Iberia and Sicily) during their period of domination by Arab leaders. The trade was focused on the slave markets of the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa. People traded were not limited to a certain race, ethnicity, or religion, and included Turks, Iranians, Europeans, and Berbers, especially during the trade's early days. During the 8th and 9th centuries of the Fatimid Caliphate, most of the slaves were Europeans (called Saqaliba) captured along European coasts and during wars. However, slaves were drawn from a wide variety of regions and included Mediterranean peoples, Persians, peoples from the Caucasus mountain regions (such as Georgia, Armenia and Circassia) and parts of Central Asia and Scandinavia, English, Dutch and Irish, Berbers from North Africa, and various other peoples of varied origins ...
Balochistan Balochistan literally meaning the country of Baloch is strategically situated at the eastern flank of the Middle East, linking Central Asian States with Indian Subcontinent and Indian Ocean. Presently the three parts of Balochistan are under the sovereignty of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Being one of the ancient inhabited lands with a 10 years history of civilization, it is a land of contrast. Much of its landmass of 695,380 square km is a high barren plateau 1,000 to 1,500 meters (3,000 to 5,000 feet) above sea level, enclosed by various mountain ranges; it has desert lands stretching hundreds of miles. In the proximity of a coastline of more than 1500 km in the south, lies one of the semi- deserts of Makuran, the ancient Gedrosia that nearly defeated Alexander the Great by thirst and hunger when he marched through it on his way back to Mesopotamia. In the west, the great Iranian salt desert, the Dasht-e Luth separates Balochistan from Persia proper. There is scanty rainfall, which ranges ...
JAPAN CHANGING STUDENT POLICY TO ATTRACT MORE AND MORE ASEAN AND AFRICANS STUDENT FOR ACHIEVING THE GOAL OF 300,000 BY 2020 AS IN 2012 THERE WERE 137,756 FOREIGN STUDENTS BUT ONLY 13545 FROM ASEAN AND 1106 FROM AFRICAN COUNTRIES 20TH SEPTEMBER 2013 With an eye on lifting the economy, Japan will likely drastically change its foreign student policy to draw young people from countries with abundant natural resources and emerging markets. Late last month, the education ministry’s expert panel led by Tsutomu Kimura, chairman of the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, worked out its midterm report, which proposed that Japan accept more students from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as countries in Africa. The expert panel also suggested that Japan attract students from India, other Southwest Asian countries, Central Asia and the Middle East, with the strategic aim of fostering close connections with people in promising states. Previously, Japan only attempted to draw over ...
You screwed up the Middle East and now you are screwing Central Asia and the Caucasus. You never learn.
2002 - the Star-Paper ** clearly and truly pointed out what will happen-but nobody really wanted to know. Here is a short quotation from the 2005 Star-Paper- '. will react extremely against it's assumed enemy. Large areas in North America, Western Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East will be totally devastated. Over 450 million dead or dying. Estimated 250 million homeless. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - About the same time, climate change will reach it's first peak. Around 450 million permanently homeless (from rising water levels). Huge famine in Africa, crop failure around the World. Shortage of drinking water and clean air. World wide civil unrest . Manfred Laxy part 5
An “Arab Spring” scenario in Central Asia? by Fabio Indeo Central Asian republics share problems that make them prone to vast uprisings. Still, the lack of a lively media and of strong opposition movements limits the revolutionary potential. Moreover, Russia and China won't give in. Central Asian presidents are deeply worried about the potential contagion and effects of the “Arab Spring” events in their countries – which could spark a democratisation process aimed to modify the political status quo - mainly because they fear to lose their power: moreover, the potential overthrow of their secular governments, a following condition of prolonged instability and uncertainty could draw up a kind of power vacuum which Radical Islamist forces could dangerously fill. Like the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia also suffers from endogenous problems and distortions, allowing to forecast the existence of similar preconditions which could lead to a change following an “Arab Spring” model: povert ...
The almond (Prunus Amygdalus) is botanically a stone fruit related to the cherry, the plum, and the peach. Although the exact ancestry of almonds is unknown, they are consider to have originated in Central Asia - the earliest varieties of almonds were found in China carried by traders down the ancient Silk Road to Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East. Throughout history, almonds have maintained religious, ethnic and social significance. They were a prized ingredient in breads served to Egypt's pharos. The Bible's "Book of Numbers" tells the story of Aaron's rod that blossomed and bore almonds, giving the almond the symbolism of divine approval. The Romans showered newlyweds with almonds as a fertility charm. Explorers ate almonds while traveling the "Silk Road" between Asia and the Mediterranean. Before long, almond trees flourished in the Mediterranean, especially in Spain and Italy. The almond tree was brought to California from Spain in the mid-1700's by the Franciscan Padres. The moist, cool weather of ...
Gwadar has a special significance with reference to its geo-strategic location and potential for development of trade links with the nations of the Central Asian Republics (Cars), Arabian Gulf and East Africa as well as north-western India. Gwadar Port has land access to the whole of Asia and it has also easy sea access to the Gulf ports. Islamabad and Beijing plan to link Gwadar in Balochistan with China's far western province of Xinjiang through several road and rail connectivity projects. Development activity in Balochistan and Xinjiang is expected to bring an economic bonanza for both countries. Then there is a geographical proximity of Kashgar, Western China's main city, with Gwadar, which is close to the Middle East and Central Asia. Trade through Gwadar Port would cut thousands of kilometres off the distance to ship oil from the oil-rich regions to China. No doubt, Gwadar Port is commercially important for China, as it may help China to trade with the Central Asian and Gulf States. There are not tw ...
Gwadar the future of Pakistan GWADAR, “The Future of Pakistan”, is a Balochi term which translated means “Door of Wind”. However, looking into the future, it can be referred to as the “Door of Prosperous Wind”. Gwadar has geo-strategic significance due to many reasons. It is on the conduit of three most commercially important regions of the world. The oil rich Middle East, Central Asia bestowed with natural resources and South Asia having the potential for growth, for this century. The city’s strategic, warm-water, deep-sea Gwadar Port was completed in 2007.The port is 14 meters (46 feet) deep and handles the largest cargo ships to Pakistan. The city is emerging as a trade hub and a transit for Chinese oil and timber imports and transshipments. It is my belief that via Gwadar we can take Pakistan to far greater heights, provided we adequately utilize its potential, developing it in a planned way and attract potential Pakistani and foreigner investors. Pakistan has neither a dearth of human r ...
Istanbul – The Glorious Metropolis Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, bridges the continents and cultures of Europe and Asia. It has been a focal point of world history over the last two millennia serving as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The city's unparalleled natural beauty and historical mosques, churches, synagogues, palaces and bazaars attract visitors from all over the world. The city is now a modern metropolis with pride in its past, confidence in its present and optimism in its future safeguarding the treasures of history while meeting the requirements of 21st century citizens and visitors alike. With the Bosphorus sea-strait flowing along its heart, Istanbul is literally located at where two continents meet; and both Asia and Europe add their distinct flavors to the texture of the city. Economically and culturally, it is the pulsating hub of an extensive map, where Central Asia, East Europe, Balkans, the Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa converge. The important wat ...
Regional sessions now at highlighting the Middle East, NE Asia & Pacific, South America, and South/Central Asia
We are Soldiers speaking out against a government of waste,deceit and Opression Abandoned in Afghanistan Afghanistan, the Grave of Empires, the Final Resting place for foreign forays and fighters, may become the tombstone of the American Empire as American Dream, as well. As American forces prepare to leave the land of opium and opprobrium, the Obama Administration has inappropriately decided to leave $7 billion worth of military equipment in the war torn, warlord wasteland because of the cost of returning equipment, either too complex or obsolete, back to the United States. In Afghanistan, “Cut and run” has turned into “drop everything and depart”. Twelve years and trillions of dollars later, what do we have, following the American military’s expensive, expansive ventures into Central Asia, and thus the rest of the Middle East, which have cost us more time, treasure, and manpower than even Vietnam? In a sense, Americans should be happy. Bin Laden is dead, and we are leaving. However, there is m ...
The 1134 year old palm leaf manuscript of the Susrutasamhita (Sahottartantra), held by the Keshar Library in Kathmandu, is considered as the oldest document in the field of Ayurveda medicine, a systematic and formal tradition of healing that became South Asia's principal medical system and has profoundly influenced all cultures surrounding South Asia including Tibet, Central Asia, China, South-East Asia and the Middle East. The manuscript focuses especially on surgery and discusses various kinds of diseases related to heart, skin, gynecology, etc. It also describes various methods and use of herbs in curing diseases.
Caucasian race (also Caucasoid)[1] is the general physical type of some or all of the populations of Europe, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, Western Asia/Middle East, Asia Minor, Central Asia and South Asia.[2] Historically, the term was used for many people from these regions, without regard necessarily to skin tone.[3]
Growth in the developing world will remain solid, albeit slower than the frenetic growth rates seen during the pre-crisis boom period, as developing countries grapple with home-grown challenges brought on by capacity constraints in many middle income countries, says the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects, issued today. Global GDP is expected to expand about 2.2 percent in this year and strengthen to 3.0 percent and 3.3 percent in 2014 and 2015. Developing-country GDP is now projected to be around 5.1 percent in 2013, strengthening to 5.6 percent and 5.7 percent in 2014 and 2015, respectively, with growth in Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa projected to remain weak. Looking at broader region-wide trends, the East Asia & Pacific region is expected to grow by 7.3 percent this year; Europe & Central Asia by 2.8 percent; Latin America & the Caribbean by 3.3 percent; Middle East & North Africa by 2.5 percent; South Asia by 5.2 percent; and Sub-Saharan Africa by 4.9 percent. For high-income co ...
Lets face it . deserts are beautiful !!! We have had pictures of desert adorn our desktop screen atleast once in our live.    But the beauty comes with very serious problems. Extreme heat during the day and cold during the night are the commonly known problem. In addition, soils often contain abundant nutrients but little or no organic matter. Fires, cold weather and sudden, infrequent rains that cause flash flooding are common.   Few fact we have learnt in our research on this topic are:   - Deserts cover one-fifth of the Earth's surface. The largest area stretches from Saharan Africa across the Middle East and Central Asia into parts of China. China !!! We can actually see China from certain parts of Bhutan. If that does not give you chills, I don't know what will ?    - The firewood is used 30% faster than it is produced!   - Per Zafar Adeel (UN), "Desertification has emerged as a global problem affecting everyone," said Adeel. "There are serious gaps in our understanding of how big deserts a ...
Southeast Asia East Asia South Asia Southwest Asia (MIDDLE EAST) CENTRAL ASIA The 5 major regions of Asia are Southeast Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southwest Asia (also known as the Middle East). Some geography sources will also include North Asia as the 6th region, but we chose to simply make our Russia page the de facto page for North Asia because it is essentially the only country in the region. Although exact formal boundaries of these regions are rarely agreed upon, this is the organizational structure we feel best represents the geographic sections. Hundreds of pages could be written dissecting the various disputing arguments that have arisen over time about which countries belong in which region. In actuality, many countries justly belong in two regions, due to strong geographic or cultural characteristics it may share with both regions.
Background Information Afghanistan is a landlocked country located approximately in the centre of Asia, a cross-road between East and West and an ancient focal point for trade and migration. It is in an important geo-political location, connecting South and Central Asia with the Middle East. Afghanistan has a 5000 year old history. Ahmad Shah Durrani created the Durrani Empire in 1747, which is considered the beginning of modern Afghanistan and the beginning of the Afghan state. By 1751 Ahmad Shah Durrani and his Afghan army had conquered what is now present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, the provinces of Khorasan and Kohistan of Iran, along with Delhi in India. During 19th century, following the Anglo-Afghan wars (1839–1842, 1878-80 and lastly in 1919) and the ascension of the Barakzai Dynasty, Afghanistan saw much of its territory and autonomy ceded to British India. The UK exercised a great deal of influence and it was not until King Amanullah Khan acceded to the throne in 1919 that Afghanistan regai ...
Strategic Importance of Gwadar Port for Pakistan Gwadar Port is the third deep sea port in Pakistan after Karachi and Port Qasim. Located on the western end of Baluchistan coast, Gwadar has 600km long coastal belt with beaches and bays. It lies just 624 nautical km to the east of Strait of Hormuz, which is an important rout of oil tankers bound for Japan and western countries out of Persian Gulf. Once a small fishing town along the Makran Coast is now set to be become a mega seaport which will fulfill the requirement of three strategically important regions the oil rich Middle East, heavily populated South Asia and Western China and the economically emerging resource-laden region of Central Asia. The Gwadar Port is expected to generate billions of dollars in revenues and create at least two million jobs. Gwadar Port is the living symbol of Pak-China relationship. ECO highway, Coastal Highway and other mega projects in road sectors will connect Gwadar free port with Central Asian States, Gulf States, China ...
NHL Stanley Cup Memorabilia from The Bradford Exchange Online
US militarism in Mideast is radicalizing Iran US Naval vessel and helicopter in the Persian Gulf Iran was once on a path of liberalization and reform before the US Military began sowing destruction throughout the Middle East and Central Asia following the attacks on the United States in 2001. Although now largely forgotten, the last president of Iran, Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005), was a liberal-minded reformer who fought for freedom of expression, tolerance and civil society. He was open-minded about building diplomatic relations with other states, including those with which Iran has had problems in the past. He even waged something of an intellectual battle against American academic Samuel Huntington, who argued on behalf of a ‘clash of civilizations.’ Khatami advanced the concept of “dialogue among civilizations,” which seemed the more promising and peaceful idea. The former Iranian president’s proposal became so popular that the United Nations proclaimed the year 2001 as the United Nations’ ...
converts around the world: Friday, December 22, 2006 RECORD NUMBER OF EX-MUSLIMS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR: A spiritual revolution underway in Mideast More Muslims converted to faith in Jesus Christ over the past decade than at any other time in human history. A spiritual revolution is underway throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. As a result, a record number of ex-Muslims are celebrating Christmas this year, despite intense persecution, arrests, assassinations, and widespread church bombings. During the writing of Epicenter, my wife and kids and I lived in the Mideast for three months. During that time, I had the privilege of interviewing more than three dozen Arab and Iranian pastors and evangelical leaders throughout the region. The picture they paint is one of Christianity being dramatically resurrected in the region of its birth. A snapshot: Iraq: more than 5,000 new Muslim converts to Christianity have been identified since the end of major combat operations, with 14 new c ...
If you like history, current events and casting forward with what we've, hopefully, learned, check this out. "It stretched from the Caspian to the Baltic Sea, from the middle of Europe to the Kurile Islands in the Pacific, from Siberia to Central Asia. Its nuclear arsenal held 45,000 warheads, and its military had five million troops under arms. There had been nothing like it in Eurasia since the Mongols conquered China, took parts of Central Asia and the Iranian plateau, and rode into the Middle East, looting Baghdad. Yet when the Soviet Union collapsed in December 1991, by far the poorer, weaker imperial power disappeared. And then there was one. There had never been such a moment: a single nation astride the globe without a competitor in sight." It goes on ...
I was at Cal, I took several upper division courses in anthropology centered around the Middle East and Central Asia. I was particularly interested in nomadic cultures. Living in a tight social group, the nomads drive their herds from winter to summer grazing areas following paths that have changed little in thousands of years. The nomads have leaders, but live in very egalitarian manner, depending on each other for security, protection and shared knowledge and physical resources. Indeed, if a member demanded the life of another he would give it. Many scholars even see the story of Cain and Abel, a comparison between the pure and virtuous life of the herder as opposed to the often corrupt and corrupting life of the agricultural society. (Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs & Steel suggests that most of our social problems arise from the stratification and hierarchies created in response to surplus food resulting from the widespread use of agriculture. Human societies developed kings, priests, professional soldier ...
USA Fulbright Scholarships are open for international students from Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, The Americas, and South and Central Asia for 2014-2015 Program Year. Pursue a Masters or Doctoral Degree in almost any field of study at USA Universiti...
We are seeing the Revival of the "Kingdoms" of the North & South in the Middle East, Central Asia, & North Africa - Islamic Ottoman Empire
or May 23, 2001: Former Unocal Employee Becomes Bush’s Special Assistant to Middle East and Central Asia
it's too bad Chechnya is not in the Middle East but rather Central Asia. I'm sure Fox News has not mastered reading a map
The likely origin of the Boston Bombers is Central Asia, not the Middle East & from breakaway Russian Muslim "Republics."
Today, Gen. Lloyd Austin became the 1st African American to lead US Central Command, responsible for 20 countries in Middle East & SW Asia
A little bit of cross-promotion from one of your page managers here but...the WAC Student Committee is looking for new members! The regions and groups that are currently unrepresented are listed below, so if you have any friends or colleagues in these areas who may be interested in joining please pass this on to them. Regions and groups needing representatives; • Central America and the Caribbean • Southern America • Eastern AsiaSouthern AsiaWestern Asia and the Middle East • Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia • Northern EuropeSouthern EuropeCentral Africa • Eastern and Southern AfricaNorthern Africa • Indigenous peoples worldwide Detailed call for members here;
Hm. Very interesting: ""The term [Oriental Jews] applied to non-Ladino-speaking jews from the Arab countries, Iran, India, or Central Asia. In biblical times their ancestors left Palestine for North Africa or the Middle East -- from where they immigrated to Central Asia or the Indian Subcontinent. While their religion set them apart from their hosts, they underwent cultural assimilation and adopted the local language as their own. In the late 1960s the 1.5 million Oriental Jews formed about one-ninth of the world's Jewry. They were the dominant group among the Jews in Palestine under the Ottomans. But since the Jewish aliyas [moving to Israel] into Palestine between 1882-1939 did not include Oriental Jews (except 45,000 from North Yemen), their proportion in the Jewish community in Palestine declined to about one-fifth of the total on the eve of the Second World War. However, following the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War, Oriental Jews began to arrive in Israel in large numbers. Given their higher birth rate, ...
U.S. military must find ways to meet global threats - and budget demands WASHINGTON -- Pirates prowl the high seas. Terrorists flex their muscles in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. China gets stronger. Russia grows increasingly inscrutable, and Iran and North Korea remain unpredictable. Trying to find footing in this shifting landscape of international power plays and intrigues is the American military, which right now appears more focused on how to adjust to mandatory budget cuts because the White House and Congress were unable to reach a deal to stop them. Perhaps lost in the debate is the bigger question: What role... ~magmaw
Aga Khan I - (b. 1800, Persia [now Iran]; d. April 1881), personal name Hasan Ali Shah , imam or spiritual leader, of the Nizari Ismailite sect of the Shia Muslims. He claimed to be the direct descendant of Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, and Ali's wife Fatimah (Muhammad's daughter) and also from the Fatimid caliphs of Egypt. Governor of the Iranian province of Kerman, he was highly favoured by Fath Ali Shah. The title Aga Khan (chief commander) was granted to him in 1818 by the Shah of Iran. Under Mohammad Shah, however, he felt that his family honour had been slighted and he rose in revolt in 1838. After his defeat, he fled to India seeking refuge under the British. He was granted a pension and he settled in Bombay (now Mumbai). He helped the Shia Muslim community in India to gain a greater sense of confidence and identity. Deputations from as far as Kashgar in China, Bokhara in Central Asia, Iran, the Middle East, and the African coast came to him for spiritual guidance. He encountered som ...
I don't see why more universities don't have India studies departments. There's plenty of emerging China departments (and older ones from the Orientalist days) as well as Japan and Korea departments, and then Russia is integrated into all the IR departments and has been since the Cold War, and then during the early years of the War on Terror a bunch of smaller Middle East departments sprouted up and then there was the shift of Boren scholarships towards Middle East/Central Asia languages like Arabic and Pashto and Farsi and Urdu, and of course Latin American and European studies have always been integrated into the departments of all liberal arts since, bluntly, America shares a civilization with those regions. But I've literally never heard of South Asian studies institutes at major universities, or any focuses on South Asia other than linguistic or cultural elements- never the broader scope of things that CIA and DOS demand their people to know for the Middle East or East Asia. And just about every ana ...
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The exhibit 'Light from the Middle East' showcases works from artists across North Africa to Central Asia
Batchelder violin (USA) The earliest stringed instruments were mostly plucked (e.g. the Greek lyre). Bowed instruments may have originated in the equestrian cultures of Central Asia, an example being the Kobyz (Kazakh: қобыз) or kyl-kobyz is an ancient Turkic, Kazakh string instrument or Mongolian instrument Morin huur: Turkic and Mongolian horsemen from Inner Asia were probably the world’s earliest fiddlers. Their two-stringed upright fiddles were strung with horsehair strings, played with horsehair bows, and often feature a carved horse’s head at the end of the neck. The violins, violas, and cellos we play today, and whose bows are still strung with horsehair, are a legacy of the nomads.[3] It is believed that these instruments eventually spread to China, India, the Byzantine Empire and the Middle East, where they developed into instruments such as the erhu in China, the rebab in the Middle East, the lyra in the Byzantine Empire and the esraj in India. The violin in its present form emerged in ...
If the Middle East, Af-Pak and South Asia finds lasting peace, what will happen to all those fancy weapons the US and European war machine has been churning out year after year? Why would you want peace in the Af-Pak, South Asia, Middle East, or for that matter anywhere else on the planet, if you are Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman or even *** Cheney’s Halliburton that has been making billions building those military bases all across the Af-Pak, Middle East and Central Asia? And it’s not just the awesome arms and ammo that are an endless source of income for the merchants of death.
Eurasia Economic Summit is one of the most reputable and long established regional organizations, targeting decision makers and opinion leaders of public and private sector in Eurasia. The geography covers the regions of Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
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The Pakistan Policy Institute, USA highlights the significance of Pakistan in South Asia, the Middle East and Central Asia to U.S. national security interests. It identifies a pressing need for broader U.S. Pakistan strategic ties in winning the hearts and minds of the people in the region. Keeping...
Kidnapping for ransom, It is common in countries with high levels of crime and corruption. 80% of all kidnapping for ransom occur in Latin America, but kidnapping is growing in sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe,Central Asia,the Balkans, and the Middle East. Travel Safe,
Inmarsat appoints Regional Director of Global Government for Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa (CAMENA)
A warriors grave found in the Russian Caucasus from 2,200 years ago. Wow! Complete with helmets, weapons, and some of the earliest chain mail ever discovered. Not to mention Gold! The earliest finds of European pattern mail are from the 3rd century BCE from Horný Jatov, Slovakia, and a Celtic chieftain's burial located in Ciumeşti, Romania.[1] Its invention is commonly credited to the Celts,[2] but there are also examples of Etruscan pattern mail dating from at least the 4th century BCE.[3][4][5] Mail may have been inspired by the much earlier scale armour.[6][7] Mail spread to North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, India, Tibet, Korea and Japan.
II. HABITAT AND RANGE The different species of cobra live in habitats ranging from tropical rain forests and swamps to savannas and deserts. Because many cobra species prey on small rodents, the snakes may hunt or live in areas around human settlements or in fields where crops grow—both places where rodents thrive. Cobras are found in most parts of Africa except for the Sahara Desert. Their range extends through the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia and into Southeast Asia as far as Indonesia and the Philippines, and into southern China. III. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND BEHAVIOR The famous hood of a cobra is created by elongated ribs that extend the loose skin of the neck behind the snake’s head. Cobras raise up the front part of their bodies and flatten their necks to display the hood when they feel threatened or disturbed, often hissing loudly to add a further warning. The neck ribs can be folded back when the snake moves along the ground. Like most snakes, cobras use their forked tongues to detect ...
An Overview: Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Pakistan’s policy priority is to create a democratic Pakistan that is stable, peaceful, progressive, moderate, forward looking and prosperous. Foreign policy is considered by Pakistani authorities rightfully as an instrument to achieve these aspirations and as a natural prolongation of domestic endeavors aimed at growth and development. Pakistan’s foremost foreign policy perspective compasses its own region and neighbors. In that vein; Afghanistan, India, China, Iran, Central Asian countries and Russia constitute the priority domain of contemporary Pakistani foreign affairs. Pakistan is placed in the center of a geo-political energy crescent consisted of the Middle East, Iran, Caspian Basin and Central Asia. The country is also rich with strategic mineral resources. It is surrounded by three emerging economies; namely India, China and Russia. On the other hand, Pakistan’s foreign policy elbow-room is narrowed by various disadvantages, such as religious extrem ...
Due to lots of cancellations, I'm down to two panelists each on these Arisia panels. Help needed! Sunday at 2:30pm: Erasure is Not Equality: "A discussion of the erasure of people of color in history-based SF/F. Good writers research their subject matter, so why are we seeing SF/F set in the Old West, major cities, or anywhere that doesn't include the actual POC who were present and part of the historical record? Everything from the Moors in Scotland to Chinese laborers in the Old West to Africans in the Roman Empire will be discussed." Saturday at 8:30am: Faeries of Color: Tales of the Fae Beyond Europe: "People often think of fairy tales as stories from British or Western European cultures, but what about Asia and Central Asia? The Middle East? Africa? American Indians and First Nations? These cultures have equivalent fairy tales that address our human relationship to the wild/natural world and reflect important cultural elements that define a society's values. What can these fairy tales teach us?" I wi ...
Senior IMF official to visit Cairo, discuss $4,8bn loan January 6, 2013 in African Business, Business A SENIOR International Monetary Fund (IMF) official is set to meet with Egyptian leaders today to discuss the $4,8 billion loan agreement that was postponed last month at Cairo’s behest because of political turmoil in the country. Report by Reuters The IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia director Masood Ahmed will visit Cairo to meet with Egyptian officials to discuss recent economic developments and “possible IMF support for Egypt in facing these challenges”, the IMF said in a statement released on Saturday in Washington. Major State-run Egyptian newspaper Akhbar Al-Youm reported that he would meet with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Prime Minister Hisham Kandil, some ministers and the central bank governor. In another development, Egypt’s Finance and Interior ministers will be replaced, the State news agency said on Saturday, in moves promised by Morsi to assuage public anger over an economi ...
Garden Om says,"The early risers will be popping up at the end of February." So, watch for Crocuses when walking your dog. We love dogs but the flowers cant handle being tromped on or tinkled on. Happy New Year! Crocus (plural: crocuses, croci) is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising about 80 species of perennials growing from corms. Many are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, on the islands of the Aegean, and across Central Asia to Western China.
Culture in Pakistan The society and culture of Pakistan (Urdu: ثقافت پاکستان) comprises numerous diverse cultures and ethnic groups: the Punjabis, Kashmiris, Sindhis in east, Muhajirs, Makrani in the south; Baloch and Pashtun in the west; and the ancient Dardic, Wakhi, and Burusho communities in the north. These Pakistani cultures have been greatly influenced by many of the surrounding countries' cultures, such as the Turkic peoples, Persian, Arab, and other South Asian ethnic groups of the Subcontinent, Central Asia and the Middle East. In ancient times, Pakistan was a major cultural hub. Many cultural practices and great monuments have been inherited from the time of the ancient rulers of the region. One of the greatest cultural influences was that of the Persian Empire, of which Pakistan was a part. In fact, the Pakistani satraps were at one time the richest and most productive of the massive Persian Empire. Other key influences include the Afghan Empire, Mughal Empire and later, the short- ...
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I don't doubt the intelligence of people in South Asia, Central Asia and Middle East but I think, there is a basic problem with the cultures there, that teach the people to use their wishes and fears for thinking rather than reasoning...
The testimonies for our six teams in North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia are like pages from the book of Acts. Go God!
Quote~Unquote: "[T]he voices of educational reformist thinkers like Sir Sayyid have prevailed and will continue to prevail against all the negative forces and that their thinking will remain as a source of inspiration for all the reformist and modernist thinkers, not only across the Muslim world—from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in South Asia, Indonesia and Malaysia in Southeast Asia, to Central Asia, and from Middle East to North Africa—but also for Muslim thinkers of Europe, America and other countries and continents across the globe, for the reason that it is still not only relevant, significant, and important, but equally essential, considerable and appropriate."
The history of Islam concerns the Islamic religion and its adherents, known as Muslims. Muslims and their religion have greatly impacted the political, economic, and military history of the Old World, especially the Middle East, where lies its roots. Following its origin in Mecca and Medina, the Islamic world expanded to include people of the Islamic civilization, inclusive of non-Muslims living in that civilization. Three centuries after the death of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, the Arab Caliphates extended from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to Central Asia in the east. The subsequent empires of the Umayyads , Abbasids, Fatimids, Ajuuraan, Adal, Warsangali in Somalia, Ghaznavids, Seljuqs, Safavids, Mughals, and Ottomans were among the influential and distinguished powers in the world. The Islamic civilization gave rise to many centers of culture and science and produced notable scientists, astronomers, mathematicians, doctors, nurses and philosophers during the Golden Age of Islam. Technology flourishe ...
Habitat For Humanity International (HFHI), generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat, is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization devoted to building "simple, decent, and affordable" housing, a self-described "Christian housing ministry."[1] The international operational headquarters are located in Americus, Georgia with the administrative headquarters located in Atlanta. There are five area offices located around the world: United States and Canada; Africa and the Middle East (located in Pretoria, South Africa); Asia-Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand); Europe and Central Asia (Bratislava, Slovakia); and Latin America and the Caribbean (San Jose, Costa Rica). Community-level Habitat offices act in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. In the United States, these local offices are called Habitat affiliates; outside the United States, Habitat operations are managed by national offices. Each affiliate and national office is an independently ru ...
It has been 6 years and 4 months since I left the ROC, Taiwan. In that time I have searched high and low in North America, Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East (worth a shot) for Taiwanese Bubble Tea and no one has been able to come close. Then today, it happened.. after Body Balance/Pilates class I was walking by the Oriental Food Store where I saw the sign. I have finally found a proper Gin Ju Ni Chai... with the big straw, yummy bubbles, and the plastic cover that use to allow me to drive the streets of Taiwan with the container in my scooter basket!! So HAPPY!
As our Nobel laureate President ascended to the podium on September 25 at the United Nations for his last international speech before the election, we again were the recipients of fine oratory and rhetorical flourish about America’s problems in the world. Focusing on the Middle East, Central Asia, a...
“I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.” - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), 23rd U.S. President [1889-1893] [Ed. note: Our observation is that whenever we think we're paying an amazingly low cost for something, we are actually paying full price for it in some other way - such as deferred environmental costs, or like paying only $4 per gallon for gas at the pump, but also the cost of maintaining a military presence in the mineral-rich areas of the Middle East and Central Asia - which cost includes not only the "Defense" budget, but also the blood price of our troops killed and the cost of nursing the broken ones for the rest of their lives (although, I'm sure a smart guy like Paul Ryan can find a way to cut that last item out of the budget.)]
Washington spent more than two decades ravaging North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Tuesday's attack su...
We have Partners speaking HOPE all over Europe, Russia, Central Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. See them here: h ...
Jim Pattenden The Rothschilds are also profiting enormously from their control of the price and supply of uranium globally. The ubiquitous Halliburton just recently finished construction of a 1,000-mile railway from the mining area to a port on the north coast of Australia to transport the ore. The queen’s favorite American buccaneers, *** Cheney and the Bush family, are tied to her through uranium mining and the shared use of DU munitions in the Middle East, Central Asia and Kosovo. The role that such diverse groups and individuals as the Carlyle Group, George H.W. Bush, former Carlyle CEO Frank Carlucci, Los Alamos and Livermore labs, and U.S. and international pension fund investments have played in proliferating depleted uranium weapons is not well known. God save the queen from her complicity in turning planet Earth into a death star.
re: Legislation based on Old Testament Mosaic / Sharia Law to the end of prohibiting abortions and/or other personal decisions which result in neither, TANGIBLE physical nor financial harms to anyone else. . It is an immutable fact that Freedom "OF" can not exist unless Freedom "FROM" exists. OF - FROM = Sharia theocracy and eventually violates the Establishment Clause. Therefore the only way I can protect OF is by challenging the attempts to repeal FROM. Akins actions are representative of the greatest threat to Freedom OF. Hmm, a Jesus living atheist protecting Religious Freedom from Religion's zombified zealots? It ain't a choice though donchya know. Allowed to proceed unfettered the only possible outcome resulting is already found in the Middle East and Central Asia. Civil wars fought by differing interpretations by different denominations within the same religion - Shiite & Sunni. How many denominations does Christianity contain? Why do denominations even exist? It the answer to th ...
Got To Read This: India in Africa FOR all its elephantine weight, India has long shown mouselike diplomatic clout. Historically, its diplomacy was constrained by poverty at home, fraught relations with neighbours, notably Pakistan and China, and an anxiety to avoid taking sides in the Cold War. Even today, its foreign service remains woefully understaffed: both New Zealand and Singapore have more serving diplomats. Now India is trying harder to get noticed. About time. India's growing economy and population need far more energy than can easily be produced at home, requiring eyes to be raised to distant horizons. Already the world's fourth-biggest oil consumer, within 15 years India will import nearly all its oil. India is set on diversifying supply away from the Middle East. Increasingly, it expects to get supplies from Central Asia and Africa. As it happens, India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, has just spent Six Days in Africa, along with hordes of Indian ministers and businessmen. An Afro-India summ ...
Good night all across the continents, Middle East, Africa, Americas, China, South and Central Asia, Asia Pacific, Russia.
"For several years, a group of ministries has been operating a secret distribution network in the Middle East, South Asia and Central Asia."
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.been debating on with my future school (APU) over what classes I can take as electives for the History degree I'll be aiming towards (Ancient and Classic History concentration). After a ton of wrangling - I managed to get the History of the Central Asia (read: Middle East) elective removed, along with the U.S. Constitutional History (gag!). In their places, I can get Cultural History of Technology and History of Religion. Yah! :) Now to get the application moving and the start date set (I'm aiming for a start date in November).
The increasing Chines influence in Eastern Balochistan and it's new naval base at the sea port of Gowadar is a threat to India,United States of America and European Union States.Beijing,which has inked the Northern oil deal with Afghanistan, is also in contact with the Central Asian States to hold such accords for the shipment of their mineral resources for the global market through its newly built sea port on the brink of the sea of Oman.The Chines presence in Gowadar of Balochistan not only contains the trade activities of West , India , South East Asia and Middle East in global marketing,but also decrease the diplomatic scope of the world towards Washington,New Delhi and Brussels .Washington and New Delhi have to take the precaution steps to halt the Chines influx in Pakistani occupied Eastern Balochistan,Afghanistan and Central Asia.
To back-track for just a bit, I had said in a previous chapter that the descendants of the Reptilian hybrid Sumerians went into Central Asia and the Middle East. They mostly established themselves in the Caucasus Mountains and became the Khazars. From here, they spread west toward Europe, seeding the national identities for the Vikings, the Franks, the Teutonic peoples, and the Russians. Keep in mind that when Atlantis sank, some of those refugees went to Western Europe and developed into the Celts. Some went to Greece and others to the Italian Peninsula. These peoples were here before the hybrids moved in. It was during the interim time period from the destruction of Atlantis until the Sumerian descendants moved in that other alien groups started to add their genetic mix to the pot and develop individual cultures based on their home worlds. These Blueblood leaders also infiltrated the Middle Eastern peoples, such as the Biblical Canaanites, Malachites, and Kittites.
Religion, Race and Politics Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau 1816-1882, considered by many as the father of modern racism, believed in white supremacy, felt the great threat of involvement with other countries was miscegenation, that race created culture, argued that distinctions between the three races - black, white, and yellow were natural barriers, race mixing breaks those barriers, and leads to chaos. He classified the Middle East, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, and North Africa as racially mixed, questioned that black and yellow races, are of the same human family as whites, or share common ancestry. He concluded that the bible speaks of Adam as the progenitor of the white race, while doubting that colored races were descendants of Adam! He wrote that development of civilizations among other races, in other periods, was different than whites, that other races may have had superior qualities in those, but whites represented the best of what remains of ancient civilization, and held the most ...
Hollywood has taken hold over Washington. It seems that evermore extravagant Jason Bourne plots are needed in order to get the public behind an increasingly unpopular series of wars and conflicts in the Middle East and Central Asia. The latest Iranian Assassin Plot originating out of the US Embassy in Azerbaijan (Washington’s new best friend in the region), is an alleged Iranian assassination ring supposedly targeting US Embassy officials in various countries
Forget Greece, China Biggest Risk to Global Economy: Faber Published: Friday, 18 May 2012 | 6:16 AM ET Text Size By: Jean Chua Writer for CNBC.com Forget Greece, which is an "insignificant" economy, it is China that poses the biggest risk to the global economy, Marc Faber the editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report told CNBC on Friday. "I think the biggest risk is actually China because if you look at Greece, it's an insignificant economy," Faber said on CNBC Asia's “Capital Connection.” "Yes, they owe money, but the market knows that it's bankrupt." The European Central Bank will be able to support Greece and European taxpayers would pay for it, he added. On the other hand, a slowdown in China, the world's second-largest economy, would have a huge impact on prices of industrial commodities, Faber said. "In turn, this has a huge impact on the economies of countries like Brazil, the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, and Australasia, so these countries could slow down meaningfully," he ...
The twenty-ninth concerto deals with the duduk, a traditional Armenian woodwind instrument that is used in the Middle East and Central Asia (image sourced from here). Its use in Western classical music is predictably rare, although it has featured in several movie soundtracks, including Peter Gabriel's beautiful score for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ. I have found one concerto for duduk and orchestra, on YouTube (part 1, part 2, part 3), from which I downloaded the mp3 files. It was composed by Henrik Anassian, and is played by Pedro Eustache and the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Juventud Venezolana "Simon Bolívar" under Alfredo Rugeles.
May 13, 2012 - When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton said that's where the money is. Washington targets the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia because it's where most proved oil and gas reserves are. Waging war require enemies. Pretexts create them. Muslims are demonized as threats. ...
Muslims are concentrated in North and Central Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Asian-Pacific Islands.
We are an award-winnning professional dance ensemble specializing in women's dance of Silk Road cultures, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa. SRDC has performed thoughout the US and in Uzbekistan, Qatar, and Canada. Repertoire includes Afghan, Azerbaijani, Ancient Egyptian...
US seeking to fortify its strategic ties with China. US want Pakistan not to give on lease the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region to China. The latest sectarian violence in the area has a long history but now it is spreading throughout Northern Pakistan. China has special interests in this region. Recently, innocent Shias were brutally killed by terrorists in Kohistan, and Gilgit. Having realized US invasion on Pakistan, China ordered thousands soldiers to enter Gilgit Baltistan, construct Karakoram Highway and save the region. Northern areas of Pakistan connect some important economic zones in the region like Central Asia, South Asia, China and Middle East.
Aga Khan Music Initiative Brings Together Musicians from Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa at the 2012 …
[Afghanistan from a Y-chromosome perspective // European Journal of Human Genetics , (18 April 2012) | doi:10.1038/ejhg.2012.59 Lacau et al.] "Central Asia has served as a corridor for human migrations providing trading routes since ancient times. It has functioned as a conduit connecting Europe and the Middle East with South Asia and Far Eastern civilizations. Therefore, the study of populations in this region is essential for a comprehensive understanding of early human dispersal on the Eurasian continent. Although Y- chromosome distributions in Central Asia have been widely surveyed, present-day Afghanistan remains poorly characterized genetically. The present study addresses this lacuna by analyzing 190 Pathan males from Afghanistan using high-resolution Y-chromosome binary markers. In addition, haplotype diversity for its most common lineages (haplogroups R1a1a*-M198 and L3-M357) was estimated using a set of 15 Y-specific STR loci. The observed haplogroup distribution suggests some degree of genetic ...
HIRING! Hungarian Internet startup company (successfully completed Series "A" financing) looking for team member with strong sales skills. Regional focus in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Middle East. Needs to be fluent in English and Hungarian. Fluency in Russian, Turkish or Arabic is a huge advantage. Other languages from the region (e.g. Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Kazakh, etc.) may also help. If you're interested, please drop me a private message.
The Chagatai Mongols vs. Delhi Sultanate The Tushar sources claim invasions by hundreds of thousands of Mongols, numbers approximating (and probably based on) the size of the entire cavalry armies of the Mongol realms of Central Asia or the Middle East: about 150,000 men. A count of the Mongol commanders named in the sources as participating in the various invasions might give a better indication of the numbers involved, as these commanders probably led tumens, units nominally of 10,000 men.[6] These invasions were led by either various descendants of Genghis Khan or by Mongol divisional commanders; the size of such armies was always between 10,000-30,000 cavalry although the Muslim chroniclers of Delhi exaggerated the number to 100,000-200,000 cavalry, which was their norm in describing enemy forces.[7] After civil war broke out in the Mongol Empire in the 1260s, the Chagatai Khanate controlled Central Asia and its leader since the 1280s was Duwa Khan who was second in command of Kaidu Khan. Duwa was act ...
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OH NO! Pederasty was notable to historians in Moorish Spain, and Tuscany and northern Italy during the Renaissance. Elsewhere, it was practiced in pre-Modern Japan until the Meiji restoration, in Mughal India until the British colonization, amongst the Aztecs and Maya prior to the Spanish conquest of Mexico and in China and Central Asia until the early 20th century . In the Islamic world spiritual pederasty was incorporated into many mystic Sufi teachings. The tradition of pederasty persists to the present day in certain areas of Afghanistan, the Middle East, and North Africa.
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