Saturday, November 01, 2014


News and Features from Central Asia

U.S. Ambassador To Kyrgyzstan Warns Of Russian Influence

The U.S. ambassador to Kyrgyzstan says that the Central Asian state's "growing partnership with Russia" presents a challenge to U.S. efforts to support democracy in Kyrgyzstan
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Tajikistan Partly Blocks Social Media

Facebook and other social media have been partially blocked in Tajikistan for the third time this month.
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Uzbekistan OKs Endangered Hunts

Uzbekistan is allowing foreigners to hunt animals, including rare and endangered species, in exchange for cash.
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Ghani Urges Taliban To Join Peace Process

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has urged the Taliban to join in reconciliation talks, a call that was echoed by China's prime minister
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Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.
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Latvian-Based Russian News Portal Blocked In Kazakhstan

An online Russian news portal based in Latvia has been blocked in Kazakhstan over an article described by Astana as "inflicting ethnic discord."
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Tajik Woman Doctor Goes Missing In Central Yemen

A Tajik doctor has gone missing in central Yemen, and local media reports say she may have been abducted by tribal militants.
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In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?
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Kyrgyz To Need Passports To Enter Russia

Kyrgyzstan's State Registration Ministry says that as of January 1, 2015, Kyrgyz citizens will no longer be able to enter the Russian Federation using their national identification documents.
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Graft Charges For Kazakh Border Chief

The head of Kazakhstan’s Border Guard Service has been ordered held in pretrial detenion on organized crime and corruption charges.
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