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The five states bordering the Caspian Sea have finally agreed on "all the remaining open key issues" regarding the sea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. Lavrov also said the presidents of the five countries will be ready to sign a...
Iran has launched a new warship on to the Caspian, in what a senior naval commander called a "symbol of the authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran at sea." The new ship, called Separ ("Shield") was launched at a December 5 ceremony from Iran...
The president of Afghanistan has visited Uzbekistan on a mission to plug his struggling nation into a region from which it has long been isolated, despite the tantalizing proximity. President Ashraf Ghani traveled to Uzbekistan, for the first time...
For many a year, strong and chilly winds have been the greatest source of misery for residents of the capital of Kazakhstan. In the last few days, however, it is the lack of air movement and the appearance of a heavy shroud of smog that is ...
After an hours-long standoff with law-enforcement, supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili gathered outside Ukraine's parliament on December 5 in the hundreds to demand the impeachment of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The rally follows a failed...
Kazakhstan’s state-run uranium producer has said it plans to cut back output by 20 percent to help prop up depressed global prices for uranium. KazAtomProm’s announcement comes ahead of a planned share listing that is the latest effort by Kazakhstan...
Breakaway Abkhazia plans to launch its own cryptocurrency in a bid to avoid potential sanctions and attract international investment, according to the territory’s de facto economy minister, Adgur Ardzinba.
The Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Uzbekistan has published an edict listing detail on the stricter requirements for worshippers hoping to embark on the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Since the death of the late President Islam Karimov, the...
Two gay men have been arrested in Uzbekistan and face charges of engaging in illegal sexual relations. The incident is a rare example of enforcement of the law banning consensual sexual relations between men.  According to city police, the two...
The gridlock on Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan’s border has reportedly been loosened following the signing of a document that could begin to thaw the diplomatic frost between the two nations. A roadmap setting the terms for border inspections was signed...