In a Fight Between Abrams and T-90 Tanks, Victory Goes to the Better Crew

While the T-14 Armata might be Russia’s latest and greatest tank, it still is not ready for service.


USA Weightlifting Statement on Status of 2024 Olympic Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO (July 19, 2018) -- Recognizing the significant progress of the International Weightlifting Federation, USA Weightlifting …

Team USA

Turkmenistan finds a novel solution to mass emigration

CITIZENS of Turkmenistan are definitely allowed to leave the country, its immigration service insisted in a statement in mid-April. The declaration …

Central Asia

Majlis Podcast: Turkmenistan -- Flush With Cash But Somehow Broke

This week's Majlis Podcast looks at the worsening economic situation in Turkmenistan.

Central Asia

Turkmenistan's president performs in rap video with his grandson – video

Turkmenistan's unconventional dictator Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has released another of his supposedly self-written songs – this time, performing alongside his grandson. The president has previously been seen weight training, DJing and horse riding. In 2013, he was filmed falling off his horse …

Central Asia

Turkmenistan Issues Tapi Tenders

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Natural Gas

Turkmenistan: Keep the family close, and keep the population closer

Unlike regular people in Turkmenistan, the ruling family is getting to do a lot of traveling these days.<p>Serdar Berdymukhamedov, the president’s son …

Central Asia

Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor

The recent announcement that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on June 21 approving the a draft convention on the legal status …


Turkmenistan’s Economy—Half Empty or Half Full?

It is notoriously challenging to acquire accurate socio-economic data on a country as insulated as Turkmenistan. And the difficulty is further …


Turkmenistan needs Azerbaijan, Turkey to get its gas to Europe - expert

Turkmenistan needs cooperation from Azerbaijan and Turkey in order for its gas to reach Europe.


Turkmenistan's Uzbek Problem

Relations between Ashgabat and Tashkent have seemed solid for more than a decade, but an unflattering if accurate report on Uzbek television and …


Russia, Belarus, Iran, Turkmenistan Among 'Worst Human Traffickers'

In a new report, the U.S. State Department says Belarus, Iran, Russia, and Turkmenistan remain among the worst offenders of human trafficking and …

Forced Labor

Turkmenistan: What’s left of rights?

A highly unusual document landed a prominent spot on the website of Turkmenistan’s state news agency this week.<p>The recently appointed government’s …

Human Rights

HRW Urges German Tech Firm To Disclose Dealings With Turkmenistan

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on a German technology company to publicly disclose whether it is considering sales to Turkmenistan, and how it …

Human Rights

Turkmenistan: Report of Inquiry to German Cybersecurity Firm

Expand A screen showing a portrait of Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov inside the terminal of the newly built airport in Ashgabat, …

Human Rights

EU-Kazakhstan parliamentary relations

The contractual basis for relations between the EU and Kazakhstan is the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA), the first of its kind …

European Parliament

Turkmenistan's Leader -- Protector Or Loner?

It seems that Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, known in Turkmenistan as "Arkadag" (The Protector), does not much like to socialize. …

Central Asia

Turkmenistan conference to shed light on development financing

Turkmenistan conference to shed light on…<p>Over 100 representatives from government, business, international financial institutions and…<p><b>Read …

United Nations

President Mamnoon, Tajik counterpart agree to strengthen bilateral ties - Associated Press Of Pakistan

DUSHANBE, Jun 20 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain and President Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan on Wednesday agreed to further strengthen …


Student In Turkey 'Tricked Back' To Turkmenistan And Imprisoned

A successful Turkmen college student in Turkey was asked by the Turkmen Embassy to speak in parliament but has instead been sentenced to a long …

Central Asia

Spinning Its Wheels: With Turkmenistan In A Skid, Berdymukhammedov Pedals On

Its inflation rate is second only to Venezuela's, and that's just one of the woes prompting Turkmenistan's citizens to seek greener pastures. But …


RFE/RL Correspondent Accosted, Roughed Up In Turkmenistan

RFE/RL Turkmen Service correspondent Soltan Achilova says she was accosted by two men over the weekend and punched in the chest, the latest in a long …

Human Rights

RFE/RL Correspondent Roughed Up -- Again -- In Turkmenistan

RFE/RL Turkmen Service correspondent Soltan Achilova says she was accosted by two men over the weekend and punched in the chest, the latest in a long …

Human Rights

Fathers in Turkmenistan carve out their immediate and long-term parenting roles | UNICEF Europe and Central Asia

Central Asia

Turkish Company Complains About Turkmenistan’s Empty Pockets

In a recent Reuters report, a Turkish company claims Ashgabat hasn't paid up for completed contracts.


Migrants play soccer in World Cup city St Petersburg | The Wider Image | Reuters

Advertisement<p>Far from his native Uzbekistan, labour migrant Rustam Mustafakulov has found a second home in the World Cup host city of St Petersburg, playing soccer with other immigrants from Mali to Turkmenistan.<p>Story<p>Russian authorities deny migrants are mistreated and say document checks are …


Foreign companies struggle in cash-strapped Turkmenistan

ALMATY/ANKARA (Reuters) - Some foreign companies in Turkmenistan are struggling to make sales and collect payments as economic pressures mount in large part because of a sharp drop in the Central Asian nation's crucial gas exports.<p>There is little economic data beyond official statistics that paint …

International Monetary Fund

It's Raining Salt: Toxic Storm In Central Asia Sparks Health Fears

A storm that hit Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on May 27 covered everything with a layer of salt and made local farmers worry about their crops and …

Central Asia

Powerful Dust Storms in Western Asia

acquired May 28, 2018 download large image (19 MB, JPEG, 13719x15368)<p>The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra …


New Bill Arrives For Damage To Aral Sea

The bizarre salt storm that blew in from the Aral Sea this weekend was the latest reminder of the ecological disaster that threatens to claim …

Central Asia