Sunday, July 24, 2016


News and Features from Central Asia

Tajik Official Says Migration To Russia Down

Tajik officials say the number of Tajik migrant workers who left to Russia and other countries in the first half of 2016 has dropped by nearly 7 percent compared to the same period last year.
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Video In Wake Of Blown Coup, Turkey Takes Global Aim At Gulen Movement

As Turkey cracks down hard on perceived enemies like the Gulen movement at home, it also looks set to escalate the controversy over the global Islamic education movement by pressing other countries to follow suit.
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Tajik Edition Of Russian Daily Suspended For ‘Insulting’ Comment

The Tajik government has suspended the Tajik version of the Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda because of what it calls an "insulting" comment in one of its articles
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Turkmenistan Closes Border With Kazakhstan

Turkmen officials have closed the border with Kazakhstan for five days in line with increased security measures.
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Kazakh Court Sentences IS Recruit

A Kazakh court has sentenced a man to seven years in prison for joining the Islamic State extremist group in Syria.
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Lone 'Islamist' Gunman Caught After Deadly Almaty Shootings

Kazakh officials say they believe they have captured the lone gunman in multiple attacks that President Nursultan Nazarbaev described as a "terrorist act," which targeted police and left five people dead in Kazakhstan’s commercial capital, Almaty.
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Video Merkel In Kyrgyzstan For 'Historic' Visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held talks with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev at the start of a two-day visit to the Central Asian country.
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Uzbekistan's Shahrisabz On 'Endangered' List

The United Nations' World Heritage Committee has added the historic center of Shahrisabz in Uzbekistan to its list of endangered world heritage sites due to overdevelopment.
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Russian, Iranian, Azerbaijani Leaders To Meet

The presidents of Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan are expected to hold talks in Baku early next month.
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German Chancellor Merkel Makes First Visit To Kyrgyzstan July 13

Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay an official visit to Kyrgyzstan on July 13-14, the German leader’s first visit to the Central Asian nation.
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