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Kyrgyzstan: Commission brings corruption charges against ex-President Atambayev

Bishkek, June 18 -- A parliamentary commission in Kyrgyzstan has indicted former President Almazbek Atambayev on nine counts of corruption in a move toward stripping him of his immunity to allow for h... Read More


European Council adopts a new EU strategy for Central Asia

Bishkek, June 18 -- On June 17, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on a new EU strategy on Central Asia, adapting the EU policy to new opportunities which have emerged in the region... Read More


Turkmenistan: President appoints son provincial governor

Ashgabat, June 18 -- Turkmenistan's authoritarian President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has appointed his son as governor of the country's Ahal province, Turkmen state media reported. News of the app... Read More


Central Asia countries make improvements in fisheries and aquaculture

Bishkek, June 18 -- With two Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) workshops last week in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus are advancing towards... Read More


Tajikistan and China sign agreements to boost cooperation

Dushanbe, June 17 -- Tajikistan and China signed 18 agreements to bolster bilateral ties after talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe on June 15. Th... Read More


Xi's Central Asia trip cements regional cooperation, Chinese FM says

Bishkek, June 17 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan opened a new chapter for building a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for ... Read More


Afghanistan, Turkmenistan sign documents on railway, energy, and marble trading

Kabul, June 17 -- A high-level delegation from Turkmenistan visited Afghanistan's Herat province on June 16 where they said that all preparations are on track to implement the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan... Read More


Fast-paced reforms lead to improvements in ease of doing business in Kazakhstan

Nur-Sultan, June 17 -- Regions of Kazakhstan have made doing business easier by improving business regulation over the past two years, says the World Bank in a new report released on June 17. Accordi... Read More


Tajikistan: Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly prison riot

Dushanbe, June 15 -- The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for a May 20 prison riot in Tajikistan in which 32 people were killed, RFE/RL reported. The militant group said ... Read More


Uzbekistan's economic transformation gets new boost with $500m World Bank loan

Tashkent, June 15 -- Uzbekistan's ongoing economic transformation and market reforms, aimed at increasing jobs and prosperity for all its citizens, will receive further support through a $500 million ... Read More