Thursday, August 21, 2014


News and Features from Central Asia

Uzbek, Chinese Presidents Hold Talks

Uzbek President Islam Karimov concludes a two-day visit to China on August 20 following talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Uzbek President Heading To China

Uzbek President Islam Karimov is traveling to China on August 19 for an official visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Freed Ex-Official Leaves Kyrgyzstan

Former Kyrgyz parliament speaker, Akhmatbek Keldibekov, who is on trial for corruption, has left the country to seek urgent medical treatment abroad.
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Tajikistan Sentences 'Terrorists' Over Alleged Plot

Tajikistan's top court has handed down lengthy prison sentences for seven men found guilty of plotting a terrorist act on TALCO, the largest aluminum plant in Central Asia.
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Russia Pledges $500 Million To Kyrgyzstan

Russia has pledged financial aid worth about $500 million to Kyrgyzstan in support of the Central Asian republic's integration into Moscow-leg regional groups.
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Tajiks, Kyrgyz Discuss Border Shooting

Kyrgyz and Tajik officials are meeting over the killing of a Kyrgyz citizen in a Tajik district near the border between the two countries.
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Rossia Segodnya Expected To Open Bureau In Tajikistan

Rossiya Segodnya, a massive state-run media conglomerate, is expected to open a bureau in Dushanbe.
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Uzbek Bondholders Feel Short-Changed

Uzbekistan is redeeming government bonds issued when the country was just stepping out on its own. But on seeing the payoff, investors are feeling like the government walked all over them.
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Russian Foreign Minister Visiting Eastern Kazakhstan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has started a visit to eastern Kazakhstan.
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Israel Protests Flag Desecration By Kyrgyz Lawmaker

Israel has sent a protest note to Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Ministry regarding the public desecration of an Israeli flag by a Kyrgyz lawmaker.
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