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Uzbekistan: Lawmakers criminalize begging

Uzbekistan’s Senate has approved a law that criminalizes begging in public places across the country, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports. The December 13 vote by lawmakers...

Turkmenistan aims at developing gas processing industry – president

Turkmenistan is focused on diversifying the oil and gas sector, expanding its infrastructure by creating new modern plants, Trend reports with reference to a...

Khalilzad meets Uzbekistan’s officials on Afghan Peace

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov on Monday where they discussed the Afghan peace process, the...

Human Rights Day shines unwelcome spotlight on Tajikistan

As the world marked the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, Tajikistan's government attracted unwanted attention at...

Int’l community concerned over blockage of internet sites in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE: Western diplomats in Tajikistan have expressed concern over the “periodic blockage” of news and social-media websites in the country. In a joint statement issued...

Uzbekistan reduces cotton production to 2.3 million tons

As many as 2.3 million tons of cotton were produced in Uzbekistan in 2018, Uzbek media reports. According to the State Statistics Committee, country collected...

Canada’s investments in Kyrgyzstan dropped down by 25 times

Foreign direct investments from non-CIS countries to Kyrgyzstan in Jan-Sept 2018 decreased by 1.6 times year on year, the official statistics showed. The decrease occurred...

Kazakhstan and Hungary intend to expand partnership

Kazakhstan and Hungary intend to expand partnership. The countries see greater potential in expanding the cooperation. Hungarian representatives say that Astana is the main...

Pakistan allows cotton imports from Central Asia, Afghanistan

The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Pakistan cabinet on Thursday approved import of cotton from Afghanistan and central Asian states via the land...

In first, Iran allows women to attend major soccer match in Tehran

Iranian women were allowed to attend a major football match in Tehran Saturday, in what is being seen as a possible step toward the...

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