Traditions of the Kyrgyz people were being formed with the help of economic, trade, domestic and other relations with kindred and other tribes that were closely related to the geography of their ha...

After the coup of 19 March 1953 in the socio-political history of Iran there were fundamental changes: the powers of parliament were limited and the absolute power of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was...

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As Israel braces for possible war with Iran and its proxies, a new kind of conflict in which the civilian population will be a primary target for massive missile barrages, there are growing concerns about the military's ability to shield cities as well as its key bases.
In the 34-day 2006 war Israel fought with Hezbollah of Lebanon, Tehran's main surrogate in the Levant, the Shiite movement fired some 4,000 rockets, supplied by Iran and Syria, into Israel as far south as the port city of Haifa, at a rate of around 150 per day.


Palestinian Authority Arab residents in Gaza were stunned to see the ruling Hamas terrorist organization allow the biting new comedy, “Umbilical Cord,” to reach the stage at the Al-Shawa Cultural Center.

The play, which ran three nights this week, is the first outcry against all the factions of the Palestinian Authority, as well as its top government officials.


Israel is carefully watching a crackdown by the Turkish government on the country’s staunchly secular armed forces, with observers warning that Turkey no longer regards Iran as an enemy, and one newspaper suggesting a coup might be the way out of the crisis.

Turkish General Saldiray Berk, commander of the 3rd Army, on Tuesday became the first serving general to be arrested in connection with an alleged plot to destabilise the Islamist-leaning Justice and Development Party (AKP) government.


AMMAN, 4 February 2010 (IRIN) - Governments in the Middle East must put aside political differences, rethink water management and revise strategy and policy in using water otherwise the region will face a dire future, scientists have warned at an international conference in Jordan.


BEIRUT -- Lebanese troops found and dismantled four rockets near the border with Israel on Wednesday, a day after a brief flare-up across the tense boundary, a Lebanese military official said.

The Katyusha rockets, three of them ready to be fired, were discovered placed in a building under construction in the Houla area, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.