Central Asia

Swaraj Meets Kyrgyz, Uzbek Counterparts In China

Swaraj, who is here on a four-day visit to take part in the foreign ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), yesterday met …


Remittance payments hit record in 2017: World Bank

WASHINGTON: Payments from immigrants back to their home countries rebounded to reach a new record in 2017 but the costs of transferring funds also …

World Bank

'Strong suspicion' of corruption in Council of Europe assembly

The investigation concluded that there was a lack of transparency in the assembly, and that there were conflicts of interests of some members and …

European News

On This Day: Civil rights activist Cesar Chavez died

April 23 (UPI) -- On this date in history:<p>In 1635, the first public school in America, the Boston Latin School, was opened.<p>In 1898, the first movie …

Vietnam War


Can Tho, Vietnam, April 21, 2018 – With Australian top seeds Phoebe Bell/Jessyka Ngauamo unable to continue their fight due to an injury problem, …

Beach Volleyball

The Government of Japan allocates US$6.2 million for improving maternal and child health and drug control in Kyrgyzstan. | UNICEF Kyrgyzstan

<b>BISHKEK, 6 March 2018</b> – With the contribution of US$6.2 million from the Government of Japan, the Kyrgyz Republic launched two new initiatives on …


Incredible eerie images of abandoned space shuttles at site used to launch first man into space

These eerie images show a pair of abandoned space shuttle in the Kazakhstan desert - once used to launch the first man into space.<p>Baikonur Cosmodrome …

Space Exploration

Caspian games: Central Asian "stans" vie for connectivity market

From Asia Times<p>- Advertisement -<p><b>"Pipelineistan" has a long history, but with its Belt and Road Initiative, China is set to be the top game-changer</b><p>The …

Liberal View

Jihad Azour: Diversification of Income Sources, Greatest Challenge Facing Gulf Countries

International Monetary Fund Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department Jihad Azour stated Friday that economic growth has witnessed a …

Middle East

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Russia's Lukoil starts up Uzbekistan gas plant for Chinese exports | Reuters

(Corrects APRIL 19 story to show Lukoil raised $660 million loan, not $600 million, in paragraph 4)<p>BUKHARA, Uzbekistan, April 19 (Reuters) - Russia’s No. 2 oil producer Lukoil has started operations at a $3.4 billion gas processing plant at its Kandym gasfield in Uzbekistan, which is seen as …


Kyrgyz Parliament Approves New Prime Minister, Cabinet

The Kyrgyz parliament has confirmed Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev as the Central Asian country’s new prime minister, a day after an ally of former …


Armed police arrest terror suspects in their underwear during dramatic raid in World Cup host city ahead of tournament

Russian secret services swooped on two cities hosting the World Cup and arrested suspected terrorists in armed raids.<p>Seven suspects accused of being …


Kyrgyzstan mayor says he wears fake beard to tour city

The mayor of a city in Kyrgyzstan said he keeps up with the issues affecting locals by going out wearing a fake beard as a disguise.


Global Human Capital Report 2017 - Reports - World Economic Forum

How nations develop their human capital can be a more important determinant of their long-term success than virtually any other factor. By “human …

World Economy

Celebrating optimism on Earth Day

UNDP Around the world<p>×<p>A<p>B<p>C<p>Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo (Dem. Republic of) Congo …



I joined National Geographic's Genographic Project to map the human journey and its scientists ran a cutting-edge test of my DNA.<p>Here is what I learned about my ancient ancestry:<p>I Am<p>1.6%<p>Neanderthal<p>As humans were first migrating out of Africa more than 60,000 years ago, Neanderthals were still …


Risks of natural disasters in Central Asia: how to move from response to prevention and ?

<b>By Stanislav Kim, Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub</b><p>The forthcoming meeting of the Heads of disaster management …


Brian Eno shares Music For Installations track “Kazakhstan”: Stream

Last month, Brian Eno announced the upcoming release of <i>Music For Installations</i>, an expansive box set collecting new, rare, and previously unreleased …


The environmental program for the Mediterranean : preserving a shared heritage and managing a common resource (English) | The World Bank

Details<p>Author The European Investment Bank;<br>• Document Date 1990/03/31<br>• Document Type Publication<br>• Report Number 8504<br>• Volume No 1<br>• Total Volume(s) 1<br>• Country …

World Bank


Based on artifacts excavated from archaeological sites in Iran, this talk will consider the problem of identifying tools and their users, which would …

University of Pennsylvania

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OFG Bancorp beats by $0.09

OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG): Q1 EPS of $0.29 beats by $0.09.<p>Press release<p>Now read: <b>PT Bank Central Asia ADR 2017 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides »</b>


Are these the most beautiful textiles in the world?

There’s a famous line in Rob Reiner’s coming-of-age movie “Stand by Me.” It’s delivered with a slight lisp by a chubby little boy called Verne: “If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, that’s easy. Pez. Cherry flavor Pez. No question about it.”<p>Verne, in the movie, looks like a bit of …

George Washington University

BRIEF-Centerra Gold Provides Update On Strategic Agreement With The Kyrgyz Republic

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Kyrgyzstan's parliament names new prime minister

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's parliament named Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev prime minister on Friday after his nomination by the Social Democratic party which leads the ruling coalition.<p>Abylgaziyev, previously chief of staff in President Sooronbai Jeenbekov's office, replaced Sapar Isakov whose …


Vafaev: Uzbekistan’s Bond Benchmark

(Bloomberg) -- Uzbekistan is working with financial advisors to get the county’s first sovereign rating in place before the issuance of its bonds …


Chronicle Travels to Uzbekistan Through Uzeat’s Dishes

<i>Chronicle</i> writer Emily Beyda took a successful trip to Uzbekistan through the flavorful fare of what is possibly Austin’s first Uzbek restaurant <b>Uzeat</b>. The homey Northwest Austin restaurant focuses on making everything by hand, which means certain dishes are available by pre-order only, so nothing …


Shares in major gold miner fall after biggest shareholder sells down

Shares in Evolution Mining dived on Friday as the market digested news that its largest investor had offloaded a 5 per cent stake.


Pakistan, Uzbekistan agree to form joint working group on trade, investment - Associated Press Of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Apr 19 (APP):Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Thursday agreed to form a joint working group on trade and investment to boost bilateral<br>trade …


Spotlight on the rhythm patterns

The auspicious season of Vishu was chosen by ABHAI (Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India), Mumbai chapter, in collaboration with Fine Arts …