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Raffi Khatchadourian

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  • 10 years ago

    Part One of Two: Hunting the 'bin Laden of the Sahara' >> Part Two: Arming the 'Camel Corps' In the early months of 2004, a lone convoy of Toyota pickup trucks and SUVs raced eastward across the southern extremities of the Sahara. The convoy, led ...

  • 10 years ago

    Part One of Two: Hunting Ammari Saifi In the early months of 2004, a lone convoy of Toyota pickup trucks and SUVs raced eastward across the southern extremities of the Sahara. The convoy, led by a wanted Islamic militant named Ammari Saifi, had ju...

  • 12 years ago

    Tbilisi, Georgia—They closed the deal in the dead of night. At 3 a.m., after several days of intense, round-the-clock politicking, Georgia's environment minister, Nino Chkhobadze, was summoned to the office of the president. Two hours after s...

  • 13 years ago

    VASIANI AIR BASE, GEORGIA, MARCH 14—As daylight leaks from the sky, roughly 500 Georgian troops from the 16th Mountain Battalion wait in this wasted plateau of sunburned grass and Soviet-era debris. They check their weapons and shift with ant...

  • 13 years ago

    The Turkish parliament’s decision over the weekend to deny 62,000 U.S. troops basing rights near the Iraqi border caused economic havoc in the nation on Monday, as the NATO ally’s fragile stock market tipped into a downward tailspin. The...

  • 13 years ago

    AKHALI SAMGORI, GEORGIA—Four years ago, Jemali Tsiklauri, a trader and traveler who had gone off to find fortune in Moldova, returned penniless to this desolate village to try his hand at living off the land. He knew the soil on his fields wa...

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