Critics say populist president constructing highly authoritarian state that apes Putin regime.
Another big blow for ‘CKU’ proponents who have been trying to get the infrastructure project moving for a quarter of a century. Financing said to be a big and unresolved difficulty.
The airports have lain largely idle since the fall of the Soviet Union.
High gas prices, China slowdown and shifts in industrial production contribute to slower growth in Central Europe.
Drought and melted glaciers mean a lack of water for hydro-electricity generation and the last-resort use of more dirty coal to provide power.
Focus shifts from security to energy security, renewable energy and transportation infrastructure, while there are no illusions about delivering democracy.
Analyst notes Chinese ball bearing exports to Central Asian country are up around 2,550%. Suggests many of the ‘dual-use’ goods are simply passed on to the Russian defence industry.
Koray Vural snatched while on his way to work. Incident follows grabbing of Orhan Inandi in Kyrgyzstan two years ago. Like Inandi, Vural is linked to Gulen movement that denies Ankara’s claims it plotted coup attempt.
Internet providers block media outlet’s website as country’s authoritarian populist regime steps up clampdown on free press and civil society.
While in Almaty for a book launch, US political scientist suggests that if Moscow comes out of Ukraine war diminished, the ‘Stans’ will have room to set their own policies without worrying about the Russian response.
In mechanical and electrical equipment, where Latvian exports to Russia fell by a quarter last year, growth in Kazakhstan, KyrgyzstanArmenia was between five and 12 times.
Investment into costly and potentially lucrative soccer academies has come from figures close to the national leadership.
With president in attendance, angry spectators chase match officials, throwing stones and plastic bottles.
Climate change is real, and it calls for action at the global, regional, and national levels. One of its impacts is additional water stress in addition to what many countries experience already. Effective counteraction requires joint action.
Officials say young minds are susceptible to addiction and dangerous behaviours encouraged by the app.
An unusual constellation of outside players taking shape.
Move heightens fears that Kyrgyzstan’s days as a relative “island of democracy” in Central Asia are drawing to a close.
Amid drought, Kyrgyzstan stops irrigation water transfers to its neighbour. Mayor of Turkey’s largest city urges heatwave-struck residents to save "every precious water drop flowing from the tap".
Unprecedented showcasing of power by Hungary’s strongman alongside World Athletics Championships.
Extreme sanctions on Russia have dramatically remade global trade flows Russia turns to its friends to act as transit countries for banned goods. And most have cooperated, both because of pressure placed on them by Moscow and the money they can make.