ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The son of Turkmenistan's president has been appointed a deputy foreign minister, deepening speculation that the president aims to form a dynastic system of power in the Central Asian nation.
On March 31, the anticipated congress of the ruling party SDPK (Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan) will be held in Bishkek. The date has been postponed three times -- and each time was followed by a scandal. This time, according to the sources, the date is final, the Social Democrats will gather to determine the future political role of former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev.
After spending decades as a pariah state, feared or at best ignored by even its near neighbors because of its reputation as one of the most repressive and closed nations in the world, Uzbekistan is slowly emerging from the shadows. Along with other Central Asian countries, Uzbekistan is worried about the expansion of the Taliban and ISIS into Afghanistan—and, under a new president, is for the first time taking the lead on making peace in the region.
By Kamila Aliyeva: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to provide Tajikistan with about $160 million in 2018 for a number of projects, including the one on reducing risks from natural disasters, Tajik media outlets reported.
Trend: Preparations for the upcoming March 25, 2018 elections of deputies to the Majlis (parliament) and members of local government and self-government bodies - the Halk Maslahaty and Gengesh are continuing in Turkmenistan
Kyrgyz head of state Sooronbai Jeenbekov, elected late last year, used his first 100 days in the most efficient way, political experts agree. In particular, he managed to improve country’s foreign policy and initiated strategically important reforms.
BISHKEK, March 13 (Xinhua) -- A border guard in Kyrgyzstan was killed in an accidental firing on Tuesday, the State Border Service said.
AKIPRESS.COM - Lawmaker Serdar Berdymuhamedov, a son of Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, is again running for parliament seat in upcoming elections.
Uzbekistan has freed a reporter who was incarcerated for nearly two decades on sedition charges, the longest-known prison term served by a journalist, human rights advocates said Friday.
President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov set the country's course against corruption. It seems that the new head of state intends to rid his country of the status of "the most venal country" in the region. However, he will face many hurdles, including sorting out his predecessor Almazbek Atambayev’s and his wife Raisa’s corruption schemes. Raisa Atambayeva’s reputation, also known as “Khansha Raya" (Khansha as in the wife of a khan), they say almost supersedes her husband’s. Only, she is more famous for her criminal activities.