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The war on terror is the real women’s issue

MARK STEYN January 9 2006
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The war on terror is the real women’s issue

MARK STEYN January 9 2006

TURKMENISTAN: ENGLISH IS IN, YANNI IS OUT

No one can say that Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov Turkmenbashi doesn’t give explicit instructions; it’s just that some of them are eccentric. His latest is to order his government ministers to become fluent in English within six months or face termination. The leader of the Central Asian nation has previously ordered the creation of a penguin sanctuary in the desert and has banned all recorded music and men with long hair.