Tajik police detained a prominent businessman, leaving room for the president’s son-in-law.
In Kazakhstan, extreme poverty has been virtually eradicated, while the middle-class has grown to around 20% of the population. The Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan have managed to halve their rates of poverty over the past decade and are continuing to make progress. In Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, poverty is now mostly a rural phenomenon. These hard-earned success stories are a testament to what can be accomplished when the benefits of economic growth are shared more broadly across society.
All the radical religious movements, represented by numerous non-governmental organizations and charitable foundations based abroad, will play a huge role in the struggle against radicalization in Central Asia.
Kazakhstan ranked 57th, Tajikistan 79th and Kyrgyzstan 103rd in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017–2018. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have not been listed.
world-nuclear-news.org: The European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the republics of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed a joint commitment on coordinating efforts to achieve the safe and sustainable environmental remediation of uranium legacy sites in Central Asia, under a newly published strategic master plan.
AKIPRESS.COM - The National Bank of Tajikistan announced a successful introduction and sale of the government's stocks on the world markets.
Scientists encourage to shift attention to the fact that mankind has been living “in debt” since 2 August. On this date the world population had already exhausted its resources for the year.
In an unprecedented move that surprised many observers around the world, Tajikistan’s state TV on Aug. 8 aired a documentary accusing Iran of involvement in the murder of several Tajik social and political figures as well as 20 Russian military officers in the country during the 1990s Tajik civil war. The documentary further claimed that at the time, Iran had organized a plot to “eliminate Tajik scientists and intellectuals.” The accusations, emphatically rejected by Iran, were just the latest and the most blatant move by the Tajikistan government against the Islamic Republic.
Xinhua: MOSCOW, Aug. 18 -- Russia will strengthen its military presence in Central Asia due to the continuously unstable situation in the territory, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.
One of the most devastating catastrophes of all time, Aral Sea, might change its status of the “first lake destroyed” by humankind to the status of the “first lake restored” by them as well.