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2011-09-28 09:43:20

The open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases will publish an article emphasizing the rising burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Central Asia on Tuesday, Sept. 27th.

2011-08-15 07:15:00

SHANGHAI, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- After two years' success, 3rd Asia Pipeline Summit 2011 is organized by Global Leaders Institute and supported by Asia & Pipeline Cooperation Center of China (AGPRCC).

2011-07-28 07:15:00

SHANGHAI, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- After two years' success, the 3rd Asia Pipeline Summit 2011 will be held on Nov 16th - 17th in Beijing, China. This event is organized by Global Leaders Institute and supported by Asia & Pipeline Cooperation Center of China (AGPRCC).

2011-06-09 05:01:00

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American University of Central Asia (AUCA) today signed an agreement with Mina Corp to create "The New Generation Academy" at AUCA. The Academy will offer an innovative one-year "bridging" program to talented high school graduates from across the Kyrgyz Republic who do not have the means to afford high quality private education.

2010-11-03 13:08:00

- Total first quarter revenues up 12.9% to EUR285.6 million - Video: +8.1%, driven notably by continued growth in TV channels across all markets - Data and Value-Added Services: +23.5%, meeting demands for Internet and GSM traffic - Multi-usage: +25.8% particularly for capacity in the Middle East and Central Asia - Objectives confirmed for full-year 2010 - 2011 and the period 2010 - 2013 Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext...

2010-06-18 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged $1.2 million in support for national poliomyelitis (polio) vaccination campaigns across Central Asia to fight the first outbreak of polio in the region since 2002.

2010-03-29 01:00:00

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, March 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior officials from Iran are expected to discuss their country's fraught relations with the West during the annual Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF) to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on April 27 - 28. An analysis of the issues that keep Iran in the world news headlines will be one of the highlights of this year's two-day conference, along with other topical themes such as the impact of Kazakhstan's current chairmanship of the Organization...


Latest Central Asia Reference Libraries

Mediterranean Black Widow, Latrodectus tredecimguttatus
2013-10-09 12:38:45

The Mediterranean Black Widow (Latrodectus tredecimguttatus), known also as the Steppe Spider, is a species of widow spiders within the genus Latrodectus. It is commonly found throughout the Mediterranean region, ranging from Portugal to southwest and central Asia. Specimens from central Asia are also known by the binomial name Latrodectus lugubris; that name, however, is considered out of date, though it is still commonly found in the literature. Many consider this spider a Latrodectus...

Kazakh Steppe
2013-04-18 23:05:43

The Kazakh Steppe, alternatively called Kirghiz Steppe, ecoregion located in the Palearctic Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, is a wide region of open grassland in the northern part of Kazakhstan and adjacent portions of Russia, stretching eastwards to the Pontic steppe and to the west of the Emin Valley steppe, with which it creates part of the Eurasian steppe. The steppe stretches out more than 2,200 kilometers from the area east of the Caspian Depression and north of...

Pontic-Caspian Steppe
2013-04-18 22:55:55

The Pontic-Caspian Steppe is the massive steppeland that stretches from the northern shores of the Black Sea as far east as the Caspian Sea, from western Ukraine across the Southern Federal District and the Volga Federal District of Russia to western Kazakhstan, creating part of the larger Eurasian steppe, adjacent to the Kazakh steppe towards the east. It’s a portion of the Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and...

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2009-07-01 13:55:01

The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe to the Bering Sea. There are five sub-regions of the Palearctic: European-Siberian, Mediterranean...

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2009-07-01 11:16:49

The yellow sac spider (Cheiracanthium punctorium) is a spider that is found from Central Asia to central Europe. The yellow sac spider can reach about 0.6 inches in length. This spider can penetrate the human skin. The bite of this spider may feel similar to a wasp sting though it may be a bit more severe, however susceptible persons may have stronger reactions such as nausea. Female yellow sac spiders build about a 4 centimeter egg-sac in tall grass. It is aggressively defended and opens...

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