Because the wedding was illegal and a secret, except to the invited guests, and because marriage rites in Rajasthan are often conducted late at night, it was well into the afternoon before the three girl brides in this dry farm settlement in the north of India began to prepare themselves for their sacred vows.They squatted side by side on the dirt, a crowd of village women holding sari cloth around them as a makeshift curtain, and poured soapy water from a metal pan over their heads.awn is just breaking on June 5th at Djibouti's international airport, but it's already boiling hot on the tarmac.Mohammed Issa, a rotund and mustachioed border-police officer, gestures to a massive U. Air Force transport jet — a gray C-17 Globemaster — sitting a short distance away.Yemen, an impoverished, restive nation of 27 million on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula has, in particular, been the focus of extensive counterterrorism efforts since the deadly attack on the in 2000. citizen, the fiery propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki, in Yemen's arid badlands.Its branch of Al Qaeda has hatched some of the most dangerous plots against the United States, including the so-called Underwear Bomber, who tried to take down a commercial jet over Detroit with explosives in his boxer shorts. American special-operations forces have spent years training Yemeni counterterrorism units.
Saudi Arabia in Yemen today is facing the same frustrations felt by Israel in Lebanon and Gaza as it takes on board the lack of real achievement.
This way she would not be lonely after her gauna, the Indian ceremony that marks the physical transfer of a bride from her childhood family to her husband's.
When Indian girls are married as children, the gauna is supposed to take place after puberty, so Rajani would live for a few more years with her grandparents—and Mr.
First, there are bloodcurdling claims how the enemy will be defeated by airpower alone.
Then, it becomes clear that air strikes are doing a lot of damage to civilians – 944 Yemenis have been killed and 3,487 wounded so far, according to the World Health Organisation – but are not having a decisive impact on opposing military forces.
It sits astride the narrow straits that lead to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, and is home to the U.