ASGHABAT (TCA) â€”Turkmenistan will pardon 630 prisoners in honor of the national holiday - Neutrality Day. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree to this effect at a cabinet meeting.
ASGHABAT (TCA) â€”President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will pay an official visit to the United Arab Emirates on December 9-10 this year. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, this issue was discussed at a cabinet meeting.
MINSK (TCA) â€” The prospects of major Belarusian-Kazakhstan projects in the field of industrial cooperation were discussed in Astana, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus.
DUSHANBE (TCA) â€“ Lyakin-Frolov newly appointed Russia Ambassador to Tajikistan in his interview to Asia-Plus newspaper says that Russia will provide military and technical assistance worth dozens of millions of dollars to the Tajik armed forces in line with a programme of modernization of the Tajik army and talks on visa introduction plans for CIS countries.Â
OSH (TCA) - More than three years after ethnic violence tore through the country's south, discrimination and legal railroading remain rampant, writes Dan Peleschuk in his article.Â
DUSHANBE (TCA) - Is the Collective Security Treaty Organization able to cope with the threat of Taleban infiltration? The CSTO's goal is to counter security and stability threats, to protect territorial inviolability and sovereignty of member states. However, the CSTO has never demonstrated activeness in resolving conflict situations such as the Russian-Georgian war, ethnic conflict in Kyrgyzstan and in known events in Andijan, in Uzbekistan. Is this a guarantor of security? And whose security?Â
WASHINGTON (TCA) - As Washington prepares to pull most of its troops out of Afghanistan next year, neighboring Central Asian states are increasingly worried about their own security and the stability of their southern borders. Of the five post-Soviet republics, Tajikistan, which currently remains the poorest country in the region, with over 38 percent of its population living below the World Bankâ€™s poverty line, has been particularly exposed to the growing terrorist threat from across the border with Afghanistan, the Diplomat reports.
ISTANBUL (TCA) â€”Kazakhstan intends to increase the transit potential of the Trans-Caspian transport corridor, Kazakhstan Railways President Askar Mamin said at the third Caspian Forum in Istanbul on Thursday.
ASGHABAT (TCA) â€”The International Scientific Conference titled â€śTurkmen literature of Ghaznavid era and spiritual culture of the worldâ€ť was held in the national tourist zone â€śAvazaâ€ť.
ASGHABAT (TCA) â€”Early voting for elections of deputies of the Mejlis (Parliament) of the fifth convocation began in all constituencies of Turkmenistan in accordance with the Electoral Code. This is reported by the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent from Ashgabat with reference to the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda of Turkmenistan.
KABUL (TCA) â€” Officials in the presidential palace of Afghanistan said Friday that certain elements of the Afghan government are facing pressure from United States to accept the bilateral security agreement, Khaama Press reports.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (TCA) â€” Young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for promoting education for girls and women, is among the winners of the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize, Press TV reports quoting the UN as saying.
07/12/2013 British marine jailed for Afghan murder
BULFORD, southwest England (TCA) â€” A British marine convicted of murdering a wounded Taliban militant has been jailed for life with a minimum 10 years behind bars, Khaama Press reports.
BISHKEK (TCA) â€“ Citizens of Alai rayon conducted press conference informing of the meeting they held with Jantoro Satybaldiev, Prime-Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic. They threatened to declare a war and organize a coup dâ€™etat if Keldibekov will not be released under house arrest.
BISHKEK (TCA) - Mekhribbon has lived a mother's nightmare since she last spoke to her son by telephone during the summer. She hadn't seen him since 2011, when he and five friends left their ethnic Uzbek village of Suzak in southern Kyrgyzstan for migrant work near Moscow, RFE/RL reports.Â
ASGHABAT (TCA) â€”Guided by the task set by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on renewal and development of air traffic between cities and regional centers of Turkmenistan, the State Air Service will buy new aircrafts capable to carry 50 and 100 passengers and develop the infrastructure of peripheral airports, according to Turkmenistan.ru.
06/12/2013 Turkmen-German forum holds in Ashgabat
ASGHABAT (TCA) â€” Ashgabat hosted Turkmen-German forum Â«Day of German economyÂ» yesterday. The Forum was attended by representatives of more than 70 German companies, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry's press service reported.
06/12/2013 Trend in oil & gas in Kazakhstan to invest more while profits fall as market prices stagnate
ALMATY (TCA) â€” While implicitly admitting that in the more distant and the more recent past temptations have been confused with opportunities more than once and a bit everywhere in the world, the worldâ€™s leading private-controlled hydrocarbon corporations now try to convince their investors that solidity and stability should prevail over greed and aspiration. At the same time they seem to be trying to convince host countries where according to their executives upstream resources of return-sustaining size and character are located that they should give priority to the worldâ€™s multinationals in their choice of operators and investors.
KABUL (TCA) â€” Afghan president Hamid Karzai met with the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, James Dobbins in capital Kabul to discuss the Afghan peace process and bilateral security agreement with Washington, Khaama Press reports.
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