Conflicts in the Middle East are drawing in young recruits from Europe and elsewhere. Needed now: An effort to channel that fervor in more constructive directions.
Manas base was crucial for the transit of NATO soldiers and supplies into Afghanistan. The closure Tuesday – little remarked on by the US press – short circuits debate on more troops for Afghanistan.
Rice pilaf, or plov, is a quintessential Central Asian dish made with lamb, long grain rice, garlic, spices, and root vegetables.
The good news: Millions of people in developing countries have moved out of abject poverty. They'll need a different kind of aid, centering on education. But millions more are trapped at the bottom and need help just to survive.