Sunday, January 25, 2015


News and Features from Central Asia

Reporters Held Ahead Of Almaty Rally

Journalists and rights activists who planned to rally in support of a Kazakh magazine that was ordered closed last month were reportedly being detained as they left their homes by police
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Kazakhstan Declares Some 700 Websites 'Extremist' In 2014

The prosecutor general's office in Kazakhstan announced on January 23 that reviews on the Internet during 2014 determined more than 700 websites contained material considered "extremist" and were ordered blocked
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Pakistani Man On Trial In Kazakhstan For Human Smuggling

A Pakistani man has gone on trial in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, for allegedly heading a human smuggling ring.
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Uzbekistan Getting Hundreds Of U.S. Military Vehicles

The United States says it is giving 328 advanced military vehicles to Uzbekistan to be used for counterterrorism and counternarcotics operations.
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Ghani Discusses Turkmen Energy Projects

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was in Turkmenistan on January 22 for the second day of a two-day official visit.
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Video Twelve Teenagers Fall Ill In Afflicted Kazakh Village

Twelve teenagers have required medical assistance after they fell unwell in a Kazakh village where many residents have experienced fainting spells and other symptoms in recent months.
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Several Die In Kazakh Plane Crash

Three pilots and three employees of Kazakhstan’s Kazakhmys copper company have been killed in a plane crash in the country's southern region of Zhambyl.
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New Case Against Jailed Tajik Businessman Sent To Court

A new criminal case against a jailed Tajik opposition businessman has been sent to a court in Dushanbe.
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Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General Quits

Kyrgyzstan's prosecutor-general has resigned amid reports of her husband's alleged involvement in a corruption case.
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No Relocation For Residents Of Kazakh Village Experiencing Fainting Spells

Kazakh Deputy Energy Minister Uzaqbai Qarabalin says residents of a village in western Kazakhstan who have experienced fainting spells will not be relocated.
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