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U.S. Accuses Russia of Secretly Arming the Taliban

Russia is covertly supporting the Taliban by supplying arms and equipment to the group, according to the head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In an interview with the BBC, Gen. John Nicholson criticized "destabilizing activity" by the Kremlin and said Russian weapons were being smuggled to the Taliba

DAILY BEAST - 2018-03-23 10:01:20

Kyrgyz Republic secure first time spot at 2019 AFC Asian Cup finals

March 22 - Kyrgyz Republic sealed their place at next year's AFC Asian Cup on Thursday, as a 5-1 win over Myanmar saw the Central Asians confirm a first-ever qualification for the tournament. With just one round of qualifying fixtures to go, the impressive victory ensured a top-two finish in Group A

INSIDEWORLDFOOTBALL.COM - 2018-03-22 12:27:32

UPDATE 1-Slovenia's Krka 2017 net profit jumps 41 percent

(Updates with details, quotes) LJUBLJANA, March 22 (Reuters) - Higher sales helped Slovenian generic drug producer Krka post a preliminary 2017 group net profit of 152.6 million euros ($187.9 million), up 41 percent from 2016. Krka, Slovenia's largest listed company with market capitalisation of a

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 12:07:47

UPDATE 1-Turkcell will sell units in Kazakhstan and Moldova this year -CEO

(Adds details, background) ISTANBUL, March 22 (Reuters) - Leading Turkish mobile operator Turkcell will sell its units in Kazakhstan and Moldova this year, the company chief executive Kaan Terzioglu said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Istanbul, CEO Terzioglu said the company will lo

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 09:42:46

With stars like Bimal Gharti Magar, Nepal football is on the move

With a rising star in Bimal Gharti Magar, John Duerden sees Nepal football taking big strides forward on the Asian football map. Spending a few months in Nepal in the late nineties, it was striking that even then, there was plenty of football on television to watch. Ok, most of it was European footb

FOXSPORTSASIA.COM - 2018-03-22 03:19:10

What it's really like to visit Kyrgyzstan, the land of the nomads

When I told my friends and family in Australia that I was going to Kyrgyzstan they looked at me, dumbfounded: "Where is that?". Or they assumed I meant Kazakhstan and made a quip about Borat. What they didn't say, because they didn't need to, because I could see it in their eyes, was: "Why on earth


Happy Nowruz 2018! Everything You Need to Know About the Persian New Year

March 21 marks the first day of Spring, but for millions of people around the world it's also the start of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year or Persian New Year. On Nowruz 2018, Google celebrates this holiday of rebirth and renewal with a special Google Doodle. Nowruz, which means "new day" in Persian, h


Azkals hope to have 'good test' vs. Fiji before big Tajikistan match next week

The Philippine Azkals, just a heartbeat away from a historic appearance in the AFC Asian Cup, warm up for their big match against Tajikistan next week with an international friendly against visiting Fiji Thursday night at the Rizal Football Stadium. The goal of qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup,


Happy Nowruz! Here's how to celebrate the Persian new year, no matter where you are

You might already be celebrating the first day of spring in your own informal way, but there's another holiday that can help you ring in the season. The Persian New Year, Nowruz, occurs on the vernal equinox - the first day of spring - and it's celebrated in countries all over the world. So learn ho


A Reunion, A Ferry, and US Taxes

Hello from the sky! I'm writing this about 5 hours into my 9 hour flight that won't even take me out of the country. Can you guess? I'm in Russia! Or like, above Russia. And in the midst of a trip that I have been dreaming of for a long time. Danielle and I started planning this reunion trip during


Cambodia's Malaysian stars need to step up for young Angkor Warriors

When Afghanistan travelled to Phnom Penh in June 2017 for their 2019 Asian Cup qualifier, they didn't know what awaited them. Cambodia may not be giants of Asian football or even Southeast Asian football but what the country lacks in past achievements, they make up for in passion and heart. The Afgh


Learning and Supporting: Two EU Aid Volunteers working on sustainable development in Tajikistan

As part of the EUAV initiative, ACTED is deploying skilled EU citizens as volunteers to support ongoing missions. Eleonore and Niamh are two such volunteers who have recently begun working in Tajikistan. Tajikistan is the most impoverished nation in Central Asia, rich in water resources but prone to


ONF Launches Stratum Open-Source SDN Project

The growing adoption of software-defined networking over the past several years has given a boost to makers of networking white boxes. The separation of the network operating system, control plane and network tasks from the underlying proprietary hardware meant that organizations could run that soft


Report: China ramps up security presence in Tajikistan

BEIJING - An independent think tank says China's military is ramping up its security presence in Tajikistan with troop deployments amid fears that militants based in nearby Afghanistan could strike at western China. The International Crisis Group said in a report Wednesday that China has deployed so


AFC Cup 2018: Group Stage Matchday Two Review: Central, South & East Zones

Here is a recap of Matchday 2 of the AFC Cup 2018 in the Central, South and East Zone: GROUP D (Central Zone): Altyn Asyr 2-2 FC Istiklol (Yakshiyev 90' Anndurdyyev 90+3' - Zenko 50' Nazarov 59') Tajikistan's FC Istiklol were held to a 2-2 draw by Turkmenistan's Altyn Asyr on Wednesday in dramati


The facts and figures: ICRC activities in Tajikistan 2017

Download PDF (1.14 MB) In 2017, the ICRC continued to support families of missing persons to cope with psychological and social difficulties by helping to address their needs of legal and administrative nature and health care. We provided medical supplies to health care facilities in the borderline


Uzbekistan Is Sick Of Your Big Weddings, Might Regulate Guests And Meal Size [VIDEO]

Uzbekistan might start regulating the number of guests people can have at wedding celebrations, the Radio Free Europe reported Tuesday. Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev called large Uzbek weddings "shameless" in a leaked recording, Radio Free Europe reported. The authoritarian president went


BWA UN representative to receive human rights award

FALLS CHURCH, Va.-Christer Daelander, a Baptist World Alliance representative to the United Nations and religious freedom representative of the European Baptist Federation will receive the 2018 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award. Daelander-whose nomination was announced to the BWA Executive C


Taliban likely to miss Afghan peace meeting, says host Uzbekistan

TASHKENT (Reuters) - The Taliban is likely to miss an Afghan peace conference at which participants are set to call for direct talks between the militant group and the government of President Ashraf Ghani, the foreign ministry in Uzbekistan said on Monday. Representatives of the group have made no


Stratum - ONF Launches Major New Open Source SDN Switching Platform with Support from Google

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) announced the strategy for a set of next-generation SDN interfaces and, along with support from Google, the launch of Stratum, an open source project to implement an open reference platform for a truly "sof