As Europe’s tolerance for Muslim women wearing hijabs is slipping, so is Central Asia’s quiet protest against hijabs and beards intensifying, as the radicalization is becoming a pressing issue in the region.
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invited the business community of Uzbekistan to participate in the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, said the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news service.
CIS ministers of internal affairs approve amendments to the agreement on combating illicit drug trafficking
The CIS Ministers of Internal Affairs signed an Amendments Protocol to the Agreement on Cooperation between the Member States of the CIS on Combating Illicit Traffic of Narcotics, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors, dated November 30, 2000, at a recent meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Uzbekistan with 7.6 percent of real GDP growth has topped the Central Asian region and is second in the global index, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report.
AKIPRESS.COM - Ashgabat hosted on June 13 a high-level meeting UN-Central Asian Dialogue on Implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia, the state news agency of Turkmenistan said.
From the endless steppes of the Kazakhstan interior to the immense temples and minarets of the Samarkand and Bukhara to the jutting, thrusting, snow-covered peaks of the Tian Shan mountain range, this is a region with a refreshing lack of hype surrounding its attractions which visitors can expect to have mostly to themselves -- CNN writes in a story endorsing the Central Asia' Silk Road.
Kazakhstan ranks second in Eurasia in June 2017 Global Peace Index, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan improve positions
Kazakhstan topped the new Global Peace Index (GPI) in Central Asia, released by the Institute for Economics and Peace recently. Kazakhstan was ranked 72nd (up three positions) globally and second in the Eurasian region, behind Moldova (62nd).
Militants forced to flee the crisis-torn Afghanistan could represent a threat to the Central Asian members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the head of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center said Wednesday as quoted by sputniknews.com
The process of building and rerouting energy distribution networks from northern Kazakhstan to the south has been under way for many years and was sparked originally by the Kazakh government's desire to stop having to deal with Uzbekistan for gas supplies.
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has held meetings with representatives of Norway, Egypt and Turkmenistan. The sides discussed the oil supply cut agreement. According to Reuters, all sides expressed willingness to cooperate.