- Boomers top World Cup qualifying group after seeing off Kazakhstan
There were 10 debutants in the Australian line-up, but they were still far too strong for Kazakhstan in another tune-up ahead of this year's World Cup.
Sydney Morning Herald. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:40:16 +1100.
- Tajik Opposition Figure 'Taken Away' After Return From Self-Imposed Exile, Mother Says
The mother of a Tajik opposition activist who resurfaced in Dushanbe last week from self-imposed exile in Europe says her son was "taken away" after spending one night at his family home.
Radio Liberty. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:35:30 +0000.
- Why Tajikistan Is Fighting To Bring Its Islamic State Widows Back Home
Tajikistan says it will take back Tajik women and children -- the family members of Islamic State fighters stranded in Syria and Iraq.
Radio Liberty. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:00:34 +0000.
- Uzbekistan and Poland discuss development of bilateral cooperation
A meeting with representatives of the Polish manufacturing companies Famur and Rafako was held at the joint stock company Uzbekistan Temir Yollari (Uzbekistan Railways).
Uzbekistan Daily. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:09:02 +0500.
- KFC sickens 247 in Mongolia as inspectors reportedly find E. coli in soda, bacteria in water
Nearly 250 customers reported diarrhea and vomiting after dining at a KFC restaurant in Mongolia last week, where health authorities reportedly said they found bacteria in the drinking water and E. ...
Alexandria Hein. Fox News. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:59:16 GMT.
- Chinese troops sit on Afghanistan's doorstep
NEAR SHAYMAK, TAJIKISTAN (THE WASHINGTON POST) - Two miles above sea level in the inhospitable highlands of Central Asia, there is a new power watching over an old passage into Afghanistan: China.
Straits Times. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:25:49 +0800.
- Mongolia suspends KFC outlets after hundreds show food poisoning symptoms
Mongolia has temporarily suspended operations of all KFC restaurants in the country to conduct an inquiry, as 42 people were hospitalized and hundreds showed food poisoning symptoms after eating at one of the outlets of the fast-food chain.
Reuters. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:25:31 -0500.
- Uzbekistan eyes US$7bn in annual textile exports by 2025
Uzbekistan is eyeing garment and textile export growth to US$7bn a year by 2025 under a new plan being developed by the country's government.
Just Style. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:26:00 GMT.
- Iraq, Lebanon show interest in contributing to Astana format - Russian diplomat
These countries showed interest in better knowing and understanding what is happening in Astana, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin noted
Tass. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:35:36 +0300.
- Can the Astana process survive the US withdrawal from Syria?
Trump's decision to pull out of Syria has sent Turkey, Russia and Iran scrambling to find a solution for the northeast.
Al Jazeera. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:48:19 GMT.
- Ex-telecom execs acquitted of corruption by Swedish court
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A Sweden court has acquitted three former executives of telecoms company Telia of corruption charges involving contracts in Uzbekistan, citing lack of evidence. ...
Washington Times. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:10:50 -0500.
- Why Asian horses don't get sick with the flu
Avian influenza viruses infect horses in Mongolia but do not cause large outbreaks of disease because they failed to acquire key genetic changes to enable greater cross-species transmissibility, according to a new study.
Science Daily. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:22:20 EST.
The nations of Central Asia include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia,
as well as Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. For more news and official
information about these nations, visit the national government websites
The Republic of Kazakhstan's
capital city is Astana, and its national currency is the Tenge.
The primary language of Kazakhstan is Kazakh, and in 2007, the
nation's estimated population was 15,285,000.
The Kyrgyz Republic's
capital city is Bishkek, and its national currency is the Som.
The primary languages of Kyrgyzstan are Kyrgyz and Russian, and the
country's estimated population in 2007 was 5,284,000.
Mongolia's capital city
is Ulaanbaatar, and its currency is the Tugrug. Khalka Mongolian
is the primary language of Mongolia, and in 2007, Mongolia's population
was estimated at 2,952,000.
The Republic of Tajikistan's capital city
is Dushanbe, and its official currency is the Somoni. Tajik, Uzbek,
and Russian are commonly used languages in Tajikistan, and in 2007,
the estimated population of Tajikistan was 7,077,000.
Turkmenistan's capital city
is Ashgabat, and its national currency is the Manat. The primary
languages of Turkmenistan are Turkmen, Russian, and Uzbek, and its
estimated 2007 population was 5,097,000.
The Republic of Uzbekistan's
capital city is Tashkent, and its currency is the Sum. The primary
language of Uzbekistan is Uzbek, and its estimated population in 2007