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Section: The Times of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)

      Kyrgyzstan: Following protests, authorities re-arrest powerbroker Matraimov
      Feb19

      Kyrgyzstan: Following protests, authorities re-arrest powerbroker Matraimov

      BISHKEK (TCA) — Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security (SCNS) has rearrested Raimbek Matraimov, the controversial former deputy chief of the Customs Service, days after demonstrators in Bishkek protested against what they saw as a lenient sentence handed to him on corruption charges, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service reported. SCNS...

      Kyrgyzstan: Following protests, authorities mull reopening Matraimov probe
      Feb16

      Kyrgyzstan: Following protests, authorities mull reopening Matraimov probe

      BISHKEK (TCA) — One day after hundreds protested in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security said a probe into former deputy chief of the Customs Service Raimbek Matraimov could be reopened, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service reported. In its February 15 statement, the State Committee said the criminal case against Matraimov,...

      Taiwan ranked 3rd in the world for COVID-19 performance
      Jan30

      Taiwan ranked 3rd in the world for COVID-19 performance

      TAIPEI (TCA) — Taiwan has been listed among the top three countries in the world for its successful handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, ranking third behind New Zealand and Vietnam, according to an index published this week by the Lowy Institute of Australia, Focus Taiwan reported. The think tank evaluated the response of 98 countries and...

      Weekly Digest of Central Asia
      Jan16

      Weekly Digest of Central Asia

      BISHKEK (TCA) — The Publisher’s note: Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Central Asia was the scene of intense geopolitical struggle and the Great Game between the British and Russian Empires, and later between the Soviet Union and the West, over Afghanistan and neighboring territories. Into the 21st century, Central Asia has become...

      Weekly Digest of Central Asia
      Jan09

      Weekly Digest of Central Asia

      BISHKEK (TCA) — The Publisher’s note: Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Central Asia was the scene of intense geopolitical struggle and the Great Game between the British and Russian Empires, and later between the Soviet Union and the West, over Afghanistan and neighboring territories. Into the 21st century, Central Asia has become...

      Milestone urea production begins at Uzbekistan’s new, $985 million industrial complex
      Jan05

      Milestone urea production begins at Uzbekistan’s new, $985 million industrial complex

      TASHKENT (TCA) — Joint Stock Company Uzkimyosanoat on January 5 announced urea production has begun at the new, US$985 million ammonia and urea production complex at JSC Navoiyazot in Uzbekistan. JSC Navoiyazot is one of Uzbekistan’s largest chemical plants and produces mineral fertilizers by processing natural gas. Construction of the new,...

      Russia sentences fugitive Kazakh banker Ablyazov in absentia to 15 years
      Dec29

      Russia sentences fugitive Kazakh banker Ablyazov in absentia to 15 years

      NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — A Russian court has sentenced Mukhtar Ablyazov, the fugitive former head of Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank and an opposition politician, to 15 years in prison in absentia on embezzlement charges he has denied, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported. The Moscow Tagansky District Court handed down the sentence on December 29 after...

      Weekly Digest of Central Asia
      Dec19

      Weekly Digest of Central Asia

      BISHKEK (TCA) — The Publisher’s note: Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Central Asia was the scene of intense geopolitical struggle and the Great Game between the British and Russian Empires, and later between the Soviet Union and the West, over Afghanistan and neighboring territories. Into the 21st century, Central Asia has become...

      Uzbekistan reaffirms its commitment to fight corruption
      Dec04

      Uzbekistan reaffirms its commitment to fight corruption

      TASHKENT (TCA) — In the run-up to International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uzbekistan and national partners including the National Council on Anticorruption, Anti-corruption Agency and the Academy of the Prosecutor General’s Office, are presenting the joint achievements made and...

      USAID’s 10th annual Central Asia Trade Forum kicks off virtually
      Nov17

      USAID’s 10th annual Central Asia Trade Forum kicks off virtually

      BISHKEK (TCA) — On November 16, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond. This year’s five-day virtual event includes 100 speakers and 4,000 registered participants representing 39...