In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Last week Karzai threatened to resign unless regional warlords paid more revenue into central government coffers.
- Some are the personal armies of aspiring warlords, out to conquer as much territory as they can and hold it by force.
- An Anglo-Saxon ruler of this period was above all else a warlord, a dryhten, as the Old-English sources put it.
- These networks soon recruited tribal warlords and mobilised tribal extended families.
- The US is buying off regional warlords and militia commanders for a variety of reasons.
- Somaliland, in the north, and Puntland, in the north east, are in the hands of autonomous warlords.
- The warlords already control several small but important enclaves across Afghanistan.
- Opium is grown freely in the countryside and gathered by farmers who sell it to factories employed by, or paying off, the local warlord.
- The analogy was that this was a nation ruled by twelve regional warlords.
- The shipowners often draw up contracts with local officials, clan elders or regional warlords.
- The regional and local warlords who were the key allies of the US against the Taliban are not advocates of women's rights.
- The real struggle now is to bring the warlords together to manage the peace.
- Somalia has been destroyed as a country, it has been torn into patches which are run by rebel armies of tribal warlords.
- Just handing over the country to the warlords of the Northern Alliance once the war against the Taliban is won would be a kind of betrayal.
- Mr Taylor emerged the strongest warlord from that conflict and won presidential elections the following year.
- The warlord was in Central Asia, in the region along the old border of Afghanistan and China.
- Anything that threatened the interests of the regional warlords would be vetoed.
- Witnesses have told an Old Bailey jury they were imprisoned in a blood-stained room and beaten under the command of an Afghan warlord.
- President Charles Taylor is a former warlord who seized power and then was elected to it.
- Renegade warlords and militants now control much of the main island of Guadalcanal.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.