Sunday, February 01, 2015


News and Features from Central Asia

Germany To Continue Using Uzbek Base

The German military will continue to use Uzbekistan's Termez air base despite the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan.
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Russia Detains Illegal Migrants From Central Asia

Russian officials say 34 illegal labor migrants from Central Asia were detained in the city of St. Petersburg.
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Kyrgyzstan Seeks Stronger Power To Shut Media Outlets

Kyrgyzstan's government has proposed legislation that would allow it to shut down media outlets without court decisions.
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Kyrgyz Pilot, Flight Attendants Killed In Tripoli Hotel Attack

Kyrgyz authorities say three citizens of the Central Asian nation were among victims killed in a militant attack on a luxury hotel in Tripoli his week.
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Kazakh Woman Jailed For Propagaring Islamic Extremism Online

A Kazakh woman in the western city of Aqtau has been sentenced to four years in jail for propagating Islamic extremism via the Internet.
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Lukashenka Says War In Ukraine May Spread Into Russia, Belarus

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says that Moscow is deeply involved in the "crisis" in Ukraine and expressed fear that the war there could spill over into Belarus and Russia.
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Azerbaijani, Turkish, Turkmen Foreign Ministers Discuss Trilateral Ties

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan held a rare trilateral meeting on January 29.
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Lukashenka Says Belarus Could Leave Eurasian Group If Agreements Not Kept

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says his country "does not rule out" quitting the Eurasian Economic Union, an instrument for Russian influence in the former Soviet Union, if agreements in it are not kept.
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Russia Says Army Should Be Strengthened In 'Outpost' Tajikistan

A senior Russian military official says Moscow wants to strengthen the Tajik army as "an outpost of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Central Asia."
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Kyrgyz Man Accused Of Sending Five Relatives To Fight In Syria

A Kyrgyz man suspected of sending five relatives to fight alongside Islamist militants in Syria has been arrested.
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