April 19, 2013 |
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, came to America from central Asia about a decade ago and appeared to have embraced their new life - attending school, holding jobs, playing sports and, in the older brother's case, aspiring to represent the United States as a boxer in the Olympics. But there were signs of discontent from the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. “I don't have a single American friend, I don't understand them,” Tamerlan Tsarnaev said, as reported in an online photo essay that shows him training for a boxing competition.
August 15, 2012 |
Which designers does Hillary Rodham Clinton wear? An interviewer in Kyrgyzstan got the equivalent of the hand when he asked the secretary of State that question during a panel discussion in December 2010. Clinton's response: "Would you ever ask a man that question?" Her comment went viral Tuesday -- way after the fact -- when Boston Review posted that snippet from the interview on its Tumblr page . What's especially cringeworthy about this exchange is that just moments before, Clinton had addressed a young lawyer's question about how women could succeed in today's world.
September 12, 2010
George Pendle began his website, http://www.carpetsforairports.com , in late 2009 and, so far, has amassed photos and critiques of flooring at about 120 airports worldwide. In his own words, he reviews each carpet, raving about some — including the flooring in Los Angeles (LAX) and Bermuda (BDA) — and ranting about others such as in Cairo (CAI) and Osh, Kyrgyzstan (OSS). LAX: "A serene storm of blues, it entices the weary traveler to look deep into its loom, to lose oneself within the weft and warp until he or she realizes — too late — that their gate has closed and they've missed their flight.
June 15, 2010 |
A Moscow-led security organization Monday recommended offering logistical support and goods such as fuel to Kyrgyzstan rather than peacekeeping troops to help stop ethnic violence in the Central Asian country. Kyrgyzstan law enforcement organizations, with some help, can control the rioting that began Thursday in Osh, said Nikolai Bordyuzha, secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which is made up of several former Soviet republics, including Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
June 15, 2010 |
The number of dead from ethnic rioting in Kyrgyzstan "should be multiplied several times" from the official toll of 176, said interim President Roza Otunbayeva, as tens of thousands of people fled to neighboring Uzbekistan and thousands more remained trapped Tuesday after that border was closed. Although the violence appeared to subside Tuesday, Otunbayeva said she was negotiating with Russian leaders to deploy Russian troops to the conflict zone in the country's south because the Kyrgyz army and police are unable to maintain order.
June 14, 2010 |
In a desperate bid to stop the spread of ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan, the interim government Sunday mobilized hundreds of reservist troops and issued a decree authorizing soldiers to shoot to kill rioters. The move came after Moscow denied a request Saturday by interim President Roza Otunbayeva to send in Russian troops to quash the ethnic riots in the former Soviet republic. More than 100 people have been killed in three days of fighting that began with clashes between the Kyrgyz and Uzbek ethnic groups in the city of Osh and has since spread to other areas of the south, including Jalal-Abad, according to news reports and officials.