Monday, September 01, 2014


News and Features from Central Asia

Kyrgyz President Promises Better Energy Future

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has outlined plans to improve gas supplies around the country.
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SCO Wraps Up Military Exercises In China

Soldiers from Russia, China, and four Central Asian states are completing the final day of exercises simulating a military response to an outbreak of inter-ethnic tensions in any of the countries.
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Officials: Kazakh Clashes Not Ethnic

Kazakhstan's interior minister says two people have been hospitalized and four others detained by police after clashes in a southern village where most residents are ethnic Uzbeks.
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SCO Military Exercises Due To Enter Final Stage

Army chiefs from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are due to monitor the final stage of ongoing antiterrorist drills in China on August 29.
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Kyrgyz Block Road In Mine Protest

Hundreds of residents of a village in northern Kyrgyzstan have blocked a highway to the capital, Bishkek, to demand an end to iron-ore mining in the area.
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SCO Military Chiefs Agree To Improve Antiterrorism Operations

Military chiefs from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have agreed to improve joint antiterrorism operations.
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Gazprom Chief Visits Bishkek To Discuss Kyrgyzstan's Energy Security

The head of Russian energy giant Gazprom, Aleksei Miller, has visited Bishkek to discuss Kyrgyzstan's energy security after neighboring Uzbekistan halted supplies of natural gas.
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Uzbek Gas Stations Close Amid Shortage

A gasoline shortage in Uzbekistan has led to the closure of filling stations across the country and long lines at those still selling gas at the state-fixed price of 2,000 soms ($0.85) per liter.
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Tajik Barber Jailed For Life For Killing Warden Who Wanted Haircut

A jailed barber in Tajikistan has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a warden to death with scissors.
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Russian Soldiers Suspected Of Killing Taxi Driver In Tajikistan

Police in Tajikistan have detained two Russian servicemen on suspicion of killing a taxi driver in the Central Asian nation.
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