rferl.org -- Kyrgyz opposition politician and former presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov has called efforts to impound the property of his television channel in Bishkek a "seizure by raid."
By Nigar Guliyeva – Trend: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed the risk sharing accord with the First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB), the EBRD reported.
About 40 languages are disappearing every year. Contemporary researchers estimate that both Europe and Asia already lost more than 70 languages, and more than a hundred languages are extinct in the US. Almost 200 languages are under the threat of extinction only in India. The figures are rather terrifying, to say the least. However, if one can understand the reason, then everything becomes clear. After all, according to experts, although the causes of disappearance of languages among all ethnic groups are different, there is one common and the most important reason – inability to adapt to the new changing trends.
"Our state does not claim to be a great power, like the United States or Russia," Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev said in one of his speeches. "But we, as much as possible, we want to influence the course of events in the world, to mediate conflicts, to reconcile the parties, and we put forward initiatives for regional integration that allow us to preserve peace and provide opportunities for peaceful development.
By Diana Aliyeva– Trend: Uzbekistan has fundamentally changed the attitude towards its citizens, working and getting education in other countries legally, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the event dedicated to the country’s Constitution Day.
Ablyazov has shown many times that nothing would stop him from executing his own personal vendetta against the government of Kazakhstan, where he embezzled billions of dollars.
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.