Trump to Ease Gun-Export Rules, Cops Kill Man Over a Stick, Dems Move to Censor Social Media: A.M. Links.
President Trump will reportedly ease restrictions on exporting American guns. Police in Oklahoma have fatally shot a man for holding a stick. Another former Fox News commentator, Scottie Nell Hughes, is suing the company over allegations of sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination. Another cop was caught in his ...
RFE/RL: Kazakh citizen gets suspended sentence for fighting alongside separatists in Ukraine.
A court in northeastern Kazakhstan has handed down a suspended prison sentence to a local man convicted of fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The post RFE/RL: Kazakh citizen gets suspended sentence for fighting alongside separatists in Ukraine appeared first on KyivPost.
Scottish Man Traveled Around the World with a Bicycle for Record 78 Days.
Mark Ian McLeod Beaumont has regained the world record for a bicycle tour after his adventure called "A Journey around the World in 80 Days" was completed on Monday, inspired by Jules Verne's eponymous novel. The 34-year-old Scot traveled 18,000 miles for 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes. Beaumont started from Paris, ...
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev on Tuesday that economic and private sectors in the two countries should be encouraged and supported to strengthen their ties and enhance cooperation, IRNA reported.Referring to the strategic position of Iran and Bulgaria, and the ...
Freed Uzbek Political Prisoner Describes 24-Year Ordeal.
Samandar Qoqonov, a former opposition member of the Uzbek parliament, was released from prison last year after serving nearly 24 years on embezzlement charges widely considered to be politically motivated. He told RFE/RL's Uzbek Service about his experience in prison, and how he maintained his hopes for the future.
Alstom appoints Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV in Astana.
Alstom has appointed Julien Naudy as General Director for EKZ JV, based in Astana, Kazakhstan. Julien was previously Industrial Director at EKZ. Julien Naudy started with Alstom more than 11 years ago and has an extensive experience across the rail industry and other industry sectors. He first worked as Workshop Manager in ...
Uzbekistan's Mirziyoev Vows Focus On Bringing Prosperity, Improving Rights.
In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has pledged to focus his government on bringing greater prosperity and human rights to his nation and the Central Asian region.
Report: Nationalist Rhetoric on the Rise in Armenia and Azerbaijan.
A new report has detailed how nationalist rhetoric has become more widespread across the societies of both Armenia and Azerbaijan since the two fought a brief war last April. The April war and subsequent clashes "not only spur up tension and violence, but are also accompanied by significant ideological and discursive ...
Armenia: Hint of Territorial Concessions to Azerbaijan Sparks Controversy
Armenia's foreign minister suggested the country could hand over certain territories around the disputed Nagorno Karabakh to Azerbaijan as part of a hypothetical peace deal, sparking controversy among Armenians. The widespread outrage underscores the disconnect between hardened public perceptions of the conflict and ...
IMF's Lagarde lauds Uzbekistan's reforms to strengthen economy
The recent visit of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the US and following negotiations on a range of issues amid the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly caused many positive afterwords of the participants.
Kazakhstan, Russia ink deal on nuclear energy cooperation
Kazakhstan and Russia signed an agreement on cooperation in scientific research and nuclear energy developments as part of the 61st annual regular session of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, the Kazakh Ministry of Energy said in a message.
Baku urges OIC countries to limit all forms of cooperation with Armenia
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has urged the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to do everything necessary to support the measures to end Armenia's aggression against Azerbaijan, avoid illegal economic and other activities in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, limit all forms of ...
Violence as Iraq tries to block Kurdish independence vote
Iraq's ethnically-mixed and contested city of Kirkuk was on a nighttime curfew on Tuesday after clashes erupted there the previous night between Kurds and Turkmen amid preparations for the controversial Kurdish independence referendum next week, a local Turkmen official said. The Iraqi Kurds plan to hold the referendum on ...
Government bodies must serve people, Uzbek President stresses at UN assembly
Noting efforts to advance socio-economic development in Uzbekistan, the President of the country highlighted that the ultimate goal is to build a democratic State and a just society, where the priority is implementation of the principle that “human interests come first.”
UN must bolster role in coordinating Member States' efforts to tackle challenges, Tajik leader says
Addressing the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly today, Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan, called on the Organization to carry out its mission, coordinating the efforts of Member States to build resilience to the many challenges and threats peoples and countries face.
Uzbekistan's Mirziyoev Vows Focus On Bringing Prosperity, Improving Rights
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 19 pledged to focus his government on bringing greater prosperity and human rights to his nation and the Central Asian region.
Ashgabat , Sep 19 India enjoyed a successful outing at the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games here on Tuesday with Govindan Lakshmanan and P.U. Chitra winning gold in their respective events. This is the third continental title for Lakshmanan this year. The 26-year-old had won gold in the 10,000m and 5,000m events at ...
Nazarbaev's Meeting With Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate Sparks Controversy
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's meeting with a leading Kyrgyz presidential contender, Omurbek Babanov, has sparked controversy in Kyrgyzstan, where a presidential election is scheduled for October 15.
Just ahead of the German election, CDU MP Karin Strenz has been accused of doing paid lobbying work for the Azerbaijani dictatorship. Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to support Strenz on the campaign trail this week.
Lavrov's plan: Yerevan ready to withdraw from occupied lands of Azerbaijan?
While addressing a panel session as part of the Armenia-Diaspora Forum in Yerevan, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has not excluded the possibility of returning some territories around Nagorno-Karabakh region to Azerbaijan.
Chinese tourists can wield influence over Azerbaijan's economy
Azerbaijan found a new way to attract tourists to discover its beauties, which recently opened to the world. After attracting thousands of tourists from Persian Gulf countries for the last two years, the country is keen to beckon tourists from Eastern Asia to help the tourism drive.