Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned prominent Tajik journalist Hairullo Mirsaidov's financial-crimes conviction and 12-year prison sentence.
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed a decree on setting up an inter-branch commission on food security, the national TV channel Altyn Asyr reported.
Trend: Tajikistan after the opening of the border with Uzbekistan is at the crossroads: either the country gradually begins to shift to the export-oriented economy and will develop in the right direction, or remains dependent on remittances, which carries great risks for further development,the Permanent Representative of the World Bank in Tajikistan Jan-Peter Olters said.
Religion plays a huge role for both people and the governments. Religion has determined and still determines the course of development for many countries to this day. There are mono-religious states, such as the Vatican, the Persian Gulf countries, and there are multi-religious states. We also know that at some point in history these states fought for the most prioritized way of development, which ended as a rule, with wars.
According to a recent study by a leading U.S. government oversight body, 17 years of U.S. counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan have yielded “negligible” results. Despite the United States spending nearly $8.6 billion to curb the production and sale of poppies since 2001, poppy cultivation hit an all-time high in 2017, with the trend showing few signs of slowing.
The National Bank of Kazakhstan has kept the base rate at the level of nine percent, Kazakh media reported July 9.
ASTANA (Reuters) - Seeking to attract more foreign investment from its prime position in China’s huge Belt and Road trade project, Kazakhstan launched a new financial hub on Thursday which has already secured the backing of its giant neighbor.
Kyrgyzstan may face a shortage of oil products in the coming months, the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the country said in a statement.
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend: During the meeting of the Turkmen State Security Council, a report was read out about the steps taken as part of the anti-corruption program, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported July 3.
AKIPRESS.COM - An international conference dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first protocol on water sharing of the Talas River between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Kazakhstan was held on June 27. The conference brought together representatives of regional administrations, specialized agencies, water sector specialists and representatives of the scientific community from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The parties discussed the history of water cooperation in the region, current accomplishments, challenges, as well as a strategic action program for the Chu and Talas river basins, the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia said.