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Uzbekistan: a power struggle ahead?

At 77, president Islam Karimov is one of the oldest presidents globally. With the next presidential elections to be held on 29 March 2015 succession remains a key issue for the republic. 314 more words

Central Asia

We live many lives

One week after I started this blog I published a post “We live many lives”. Today I decided to copy it here because it is a central post to my understanding of life and pursuit of happiness. 697 more words


Brooklyn Borough President Plans Muslim Outreach After ISIS Arrests

A day after federal authorities arraigned three young men in Brooklyn on charges of plotting to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Borough President Eric Adams announced his office would launch a new effort to help integrate Muslim youth into New York and American society. 454 more words

Kashgar Sunday Market  

As one of the largest markets in Central Asia, Kashgar’s Sunday market not only pulls in tourists, but a plethora of nationalities and ethnicities from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, India and more. 456 more words

Thinking Aloud: A Look at Central Asian Fighters in Syria, Part II

Feb. 25, 2015 by Darius

The speaker said there are two main groups of Central Asians fighting in Syria and Iraq.  The first is what he dubbed the “Aleppo Uzbeks.”  The Aleppo Uzbeks are comprised of a number of independent brigades, many affiliated with Jabhat al-Nusra, who are fighting the Syrian regime around Aleppo.  981 more words

Thinking Aloud

Three Brooklyn Residents - Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Abror Habibov and Akhror Saidakhmetov - Busted By FBI Trying To Join ISIS

WABC-TV New York: The FBI has taken 3 people into custody in Brooklyn for allegedly plotting to travel overseas to join ISIS.

The suspects will appear in federal court in Downtown Brooklyn this afternoon. 76 more words