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China says Shanghai security bloc could soon agree on free trade area

BEIJING, Nov 21 (Reuters) - China hopes the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) security bloc will soon be able to set up a long-mooted free trade area, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday ahead of a summit of the grouping in Russia late next week. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, T


Vietnam need to improve ahead of 2019 Asian Cup

For Southeast Asia, performances served up during qualification for the 2019 Asian Cup have been as varied as the region's cuisine. Thailand are already there, thanks to their excellent performances earlier. Six others from the region made the final round of qualification for the tournament to be he


Kyrgyzstan: Earthquake - Emergency Plan of Action Final Report DREF n MDRKG012

On 3 May 2017, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake with a depth of 10 km occurred in northern Tajikistan near the border of Kyrgyzstan. The epicenter of the earthquake was 120 km away from Batken and 192 km from Osh city in southern Kyrgyzstan. Several aftershocks occurred the following days; a 5.8 earthquak


China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (AFP) - China will build an aluminium factory worth $1.6 billion in ex-Soviet Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's leading smelter said Friday, in a sign of Beijing's increasing influence over the economy of its resource-poor neighbour. China - which already owns over half o


Rabbani calls for boosting regional cooperation forums

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan says its foreign policy has been focused on initiating, strengthening and utilising mechanisms for regional cooperation, paving the ground for projects and programs of common benefit across the region. "We are grateful to Turkmenistan for being one of our strongest partn


U.N. Climate Fund Promised Billions to Poor Nations. For Some, the Wait Is Long.

A landmark pledge seven years ago by the world's richest nations to spend billions to help developing countries tackle climate change seemed like a godsend for Kiribati, the Pacific island nation threatened by rising seas. The result of that promise was the Green Climate Fund. But Kiribati - like ma


The Chinese Dream: Meditations On Stereotypes In A Country That Defies Them.

The dude in the back was working on poses for the cover of his new mixtape. Peep Lil Rickshaw on Soundcloud B. In case you ever get hungry traversing the grandest wonder of the ancient world, don't worry, there's a Subway sandwich shop next to the stairs leading up the Great Wall. However, I still c


I Calculated Ethnic Groups' Rates Of U.S. Terrorism. Here Are The Results

One detail about the recent terrorist attack in New York City has many readers scratching their heads: the perpetrator, named Sayfullo Saipov, was... Uzbek? From Uzbekistan? Is that even a country? After a bit of confused googling, a reader may find that, yes, Uzbekistan is a real, landlocked countr


Socceroos need to keep Ange, make harsh decisions for 2018 World Cup

After the longest qualifying campaign in history, Australia secured their place in a fourth consecutive World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Honduras in their second-leg playoff in Sydney on Wednesday night. Over 22 games, dating back almost two-and-a-half years years, the Socceroos may have looked unc


The UAE passport just became even more powerful

The Emirati passport is already the most powerful in the Arab world, ranking 26th globally, according to the Global Passport Index. And now, the UAE passport just got even stronger with visa-free access to Tajikistan, Gulf News reported this week. The UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Internatio


WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, September 2017

The Government of Tajikistan approved the Strategy of Sustainable Development of School Meals on September 28. WFP jointly with Social Industrial Foodservice Institute among other partners supports the government to elaborate a plan on implementation of the strategy. WFP presented the goals and obje


I Got Held at the Border of Uzbekistan for Days

A fearless and seasoned traveler learns the hard way that her medication is illegal in Uzbekistan. When I announced to friends, family, and colleagues last summer that I'd be traveling to a Central Asian country that most people can't pinpoint on a map, I was met with (mostly) this response: "Uzbeki


Stanford Alumni Association honors Abbas Milani, 'a great Stanford ambassador,' with 2017 Lyman Award

At an award dinner this evening, the Stanford Alumni Association will present the 2017 Richard W. Lyman Award to Abbas Milani, the director of Iranian Studies, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. By Kathleen J. Sullivan The Stanford Alumni Assoc


Shaikh Khalid praises Bahrain fighters

Supreme Council for Youth and Sports first deputy chairman, Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation (BMMAF) honorary chairman and chairman of the Higher Organising Committee for the BRAVE International Combat Week and the fourth edition of the Mixed Martial Arts World Championship Shaikh Khalid bin Ha


China's Air Force Is Getting Ready to Fight Wars Abroad

China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is starting to make headway in developing an expeditionary capability as Beijing continues its rise as a great power according to a new RAND Corporation study. While initially focusing on "non-war" operations involving airlifters, it is likely that


Azkals miss chance to book 2019 Asian Cup berth

Philippines will have to wait till the final day of qualifiers to book their 2019 AFC Asian Cup spot following a 0-0 draw with Nepal. Tuesday's stalemate at the ANFA Complex in Lalitpur still sees the Azkals top of Group F on nine points, three ahead of Yemen and Tajikistan who played later in the d


Three Bahrain fighters win in mixed martial arts event

Bahrain fighters Gamzat Magomedov and Abdulmanap Magomedov scored fine victories in their respective round of 32 bouts yesterday at the World Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Championship being held at Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town. Gamzat beat Manuchekhr Davlyatbekov of Tajikistan in the bantamweight 6


Philippines draw with Nepal, blow chance to make Asian Cup

Coach Thomas Dooley will now have to wait until March to see if Philippines can qualify. Philippines blew a great chance to seal their place at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as they laboured to a 0-0 draw in Nepal. The Azkals will now have to avoid defeat at home to Tajikistan in next March's final Group F


Russian Helicopters Will Leverage Middle East Backers

Russian helicopters are well known in the Middle East. These relations became stronger last year when a pool of Middle East investors and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) agreed to co-invest in Russian Helicopters. The parties will invest up to $600 million in the company, and eventually wi


Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville-Led 'LONG DAY'S JOURNEY' Among BAM's 2018 Winter/Spring Season

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the BAM 2018 Winter/Spring Season. The season runs from January 15 through June 23 and includes theater, dance, music, and other live events in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, BAM Harvey Theate