By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: Election campaigns of candidates running for seats in parliament and local governing bodies has started in Turkmenistan, the Central Election Commission said in a message Dec. 4.
By Diana Aliyeva – Trend: Uzbekistan's energy company Uzbekenergo supplied 44.9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity to the regions in January-October 2017, which is by 3.1 billion kilowatt-hours more than in the same period of 2016, Ruzikul Raimov, deputy chairman of the company’s board, said.
Kyrgyzstan's new president has been inaugurated in the capital, Bishkek, in a first peaceful transfer of power between elected presidents in the region.
You could call it "Extreme Makeover: Central Asian Edition." Today, among the five post-Soviet republics that make up the region, there are heartening signs of political dynamism and a newfound drive for integration.
The former MP of the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) and former presidential runner-up Omurbek Babanov stepped down as faction leader of the Respublica-Ata-Jurt party.
The Kazakhstani steppe remembers all those who lost their lives in an endless battle for justice. Kazakhstani batyrs fought for their land, for their people and for the freedom of descendants. Their countless feats are written in golden letters in the country’s history. One of the heroes was Nurmaganbet Kokembayuly, also known as Keiki batyr.
Kloop.kg and the Swedish digital forensics found evidence that one of the government servers contained a non-state website created to influence voters during the presidential election.
More than 200,000 people in the Kyrgyz Republic will benefit from the improved efficiency and quality of heating during cold winter months, thanks to the Heat Supply Improvement Project, approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The project will be financed by the combination of a US $23 million credit and a US $23 million grant.
Recently Kaktus Media, a Bishkek-based news outlet, compiled a map of the countries, outgoing President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev had insulted during his presidency.
URGENCH, Uzbekistan — Muhammad Bekjanov, often called the world’s longest-imprisoned journalist, did 18 years of hard time in some of Uzbekistan’s most notorious prisons, with nicknames like “Goodbye to Youth.” He was a writer with never much hope for a happy ending to his own story.