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09:09, 24 March 2017 Friday
Central Asia

09:49, 20 February 2017 Monday
Debt-ridden Mongolia agrees 5 5 bn IMF bailout

The loan is subject to approval by the IMF's executive board, which is expected to consider it in March.  

09:37, 13 February 2017 Monday
Turkmen president wins new term with nearly 98 of vote

Central Electoral Commission chief Gulmyrat Myradov did not even mention the shares of the vote gained Sunday by the other candidates. 

16:35, 11 February 2017 Saturday
Syria rebels govt invited to talks next week Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has invited the Syrian rebels to attend the peace talks next week in Astana

08:32, 10 February 2017 Friday
Turkmenistan prepares for predictable presidential poll

Berdymukhamedov took the helm of the Central Asian state over a decade ago after the death of its repressive first president, Saparmurat Niyazov, who had styled himself as "father of the Turkmen people."

10:52, 06 February 2017 Monday
Experts meet in Kazakhstan to discuss Syria cease-fire

Representatives from Turkey, Russia, Iran, UN, Jordan attend meeting in Astana

14:15, 05 February 2017 Sunday
Iran welcomes US wrestling team after travel ban halted

"Following the court ruling suspending #MuslimBan...US Wrestlers' visa will be granted," tweeted Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.

12:26, 05 February 2017 Sunday
14 killed in Pakistan avalanches

Disaster struck the village of Shershal in Chitral district, with four women and four children among the dead.

09:05, 05 February 2017 Sunday
Afghanistan welcomes UN lifting sanctions on Hekmatyar

Top aide of former Mujahedeen leader says he would appear in public in a month’s time

14:02, 04 February 2017 Saturday
Ex-premier to run in Kyrgyzstan presidential vote

Sariyev is the first political heavyweight to officially announce his candidacy for the vote in the former Soviet republic which aims to find a replacement for Almazbek Atambayev, whose six-year term expires in December.

12:24, 01 February 2017 Wednesday
Azerbaijan says 4 terror suspects killed in shootout

One suspect also arrested for planning attacks in Azerbaijan, state security service says

16:55, 22 January 2017 Sunday
Azerbaijan downs Armenian drone

Two countries remain in dispute over occupied Karabakh

14:13, 17 January 2017 Tuesday
Kyrgyzstan recovers bodies from plane crash site

- ACT Airlines cargo flight from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Bishkek crashed on Monday

08:46, 16 January 2017 Monday
Cargo plane crash destroys Kyrgyzstan houses 32 dead

Around 43 houses were damaged by the crash, according to the emergency services ministry, which said that the accident sparked fires that spread, but have now been localised.

09:11, 10 January 2017 Tuesday
Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market

Mongolia has since recovered around 30 fossils “directly from the smugglers' hands”

21:13, 03 January 2017 Tuesday
Kyrgyzstan releases man held in Istanbul attack

So far, 16 people are being held over the attack, including two foreigners detained by Turkish police at Istanbul's main airport. 

14:17, 03 January 2017 Tuesday
Syria opposition eschews planned talks in Kazakhstan

Citing truce violations by Assad regime and its allies, opposition groups say they will not attend scheduled talks in Astana

10:21, 02 January 2017 Monday
9 killed in Kazakhstan apartment building collapse

"Nine dead people were pulled from the rubble" of the building in the village of Shakhan following the collapse late Sunday, the emergencies committee of the interior ministry in the central Asian nation said in a statement.

19:26, 28 December 2016 Wednesday
Chinese police kill 4 Uighur in Xinjiang

Rights groups and exiles say anger at Chinese controls on the religion and culture of Uighurs results in unrest while China denies any repression in Xinjiang.



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