Friday, April 18, 2014


News and Features from Central Asia

Blast Kills Two Childen In Kyrgyzstan

Two children have been killed in a blast in Kyrgyzstan's southern province of Batken.
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Kazakh Magazine's Hitler Issue Slammed

A celebrity magazine in Kazakhstan is under fire for devoting its latest issue to Adolf Hitler.
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Probe Launched Into 'Illegal Release' Of Reputed Kyrgyz Crime Boss

Investigations have been launched into last year's release of a reputed crime boss in Kyrgyzstan.
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Kyrgyz PM Says Joining Customs Union Is 'Right Step'

Joomart Otorbaev says joining a Russia-led Customs Union will help his country tackle many economic and social challenges.
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SCO Discusses Afghan Withdrawal

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have met in the Tajik capital to discuss regional security in the wake of the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
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Kyrgyz Pass Law On 'False Information'

The Kyrgyz parliament has approved amendments to the country's Criminal Code that make "spreading false information via the media" illegal.
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More Powers To Uzbek Parliament, PM

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has signed a law on amendments to the constitution, broadening the powers of the parliament and prime minister.
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Tajik President Announces 2014 Year Of Mass Football

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has signed a decree announcing 2014 the Year of Mass Football in the country.
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Migrants Federation Asks Putin For Permission To Serve In Russian Army

The leader of the Migrants Federation in Russia says he has written a letter to President Vladimir Putin asking permission for labor migrants in Russia to serve in the Russian Army.
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Father Of Friend Of Accused Boston Bomber Accuses Investigators

The father of a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber says investigators are doing everything they can to delay his son's trial.
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