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Engagement with China multifaceted: India.

Indias engagement with China is multi-faceted and issues having differences of perception by both sides are being handled with maturity, government told Rajya Sabha today.In a written reply, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the two sides have agreed to continue their engagement at various levels to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Jailed blogger in Azerbaijan seeks extradition to Israel.

BAKU, Azerbaijan " The lawyer for a Russian blogger jailed in Azerbaijan for traveling to a separatist-controlled region of the former Soviet republic says his client has petitioned to be extradited to Israel.Alexander Lapshin...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

China and Russia in Central Asia: Rivalries and Resonance.

Finding the balance in the long-term between rivalry and resonance may be difficult for Beijing and Moscow.

- The Diplomat - US

Uzbekistan: Once-Prosecuted Photographer Gets Tashkent Exhibition.

In 2009, prosecutors in Uzbekistan filed a criminal case against renowned photographer Umida Akhmedova for a series of images they said were an affront to the Uzbek people.' Earlier this week, an exhibition of Akhmedova's work, titled Peaceful Sky,' opened at Tashkent's Zero Line gallery, marked the first time in a decade ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Azerbaijan, Without Explanation, Drops Out of NATO Exercises.

When NATO military exercises kick off in Georgia next week, they will include troops from the United States, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, and Armenia. But they won't include Azerbaijan, an unexpected, last-minute dropout. Azerbaijan also didn't participate in another set of recently concluded NATO-affiliated drills in Romania, ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Soyuz rocket rolled out, ready to launch.

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft has been rolled out and erected on its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

- UPI - US

Total Kenya parent firm's profits surge as oil prices rise.

Total was able to increase its output by 3 per cent thanks to new projects coming on line in Kazakhstan and Congo

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Azerbaijani currency rates for July 27.

Azerbaijani currency rates for July 27...

- MENAFN - JO

Azerbaijan: Urban Renewal Causes Forced Displacement.

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- EurasiaNet - US

ISIL adherent extradited from Kyiv jailed for 14 years in Tajikistan.

DUSHANBE - A resident of Tajikistan's Shakhrinav district, Gani Abdusattorov, has been found guilty of having ties with the Islamic State terrorist organization, banned in Russia, and has been given a 14-year prison sentence. A court in the Tajik capital Dushanbe convicted the man on charges of mercenary activities, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Free Wi-Fi becomes available in two more Baku parks.

The reach of free Wi-Fi in Baku expanded, as two more public places were added to the coverage area. Now free access to Wi-Fi is possible in the Winter Park and Park of Officers of the capital city.

- AzerNews - AZ

Currency rates for July 27

Official exchange rate of the US dollar and euro to Azerbaijani manat for July 27 was set at 1.7010 manats and 1.9984 manats, respectively.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 155 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said July 27.

- AzerNews - AZ

PACE co-rapporteurs due in Azerbaijan

Co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will visit in Baku in one month, PACE co-rapporteur for Azerbaijan Stefan Schennach tweeted July 26.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani President approves funding for construction of road in Barda

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide funding for the construction of a road in Barda. Under the presidential order, AZN6.8 million is allocated from the Presidential Contingency Fund for the construction of Yeni Dashkend-Umudalilar road connecting 17 residential areas with the population of ...

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani IT Development Fund finishing new projects' examination

- Today.Az - AZ

Armenia continues breaking ceasefire with Azerbaijan

- Today.Az - AZ

Coming in 2018? A New Latin-Based Kazakh Alphabet

Astana has been floating the idea of switching to a Latin-based alphabet for more than a decade.

- The Diplomat - US

12 Regions of China: Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia has long served as a buffer between China and potential invaders.

- The Diplomat - US

Russian Blogger Jailed In Azerbaijan Seeks Extradition To Israel

A Russian blogger who was jailed after traveling to a breakaway region of Azerbaijan has petitioned to be extradited to Israel, his lawyer said on July 26.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Moody's revises IBA's ratings

After the adoption of the plan for the restructuring of external debts of the International Bank of Azerbaijan by foreign creditors, Moody's upgraded the ratings of the bank.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani tankers participate in draw of army competition

The Azerbaijani tankers today took part in the draw of teams and tank crews participating in the Tank Biathlon' competition within the International Army Games – 2017.

- AzerNews - AZ

Turkmenistan, Iraq hold political consultations

Political consultations between Turkmen and Iraqi deputy foreign ministers were held in Ashgabat, the Turkmen foreign ministry said in a message July 26.

- AzerNews - AZ

Czech business interested in broader cooperation with Baku

The new agreement negotiated between Azerbaijan and European Union, aiming to replace the one issued in 1996, will open new page in the cooperation of Baku with European continent.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani MP: Russia should abandon pro-Armenian orientation

Russia should abandon the traditional pro-Armenian orientation so that everything goes smoothly in its South Caucasus policy, Yagub Mammadov, Azerbaijani MP, director of the Institute of History at the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences , told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

Industrial complex to be created in Hajigabul

One more industrial complex will be created in Azerbaijan, with impressive and fruitful economic diversification.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenia a serious threat to regional peace, security: Azerbaijan

The war Armenia wages against Azerbaijan by violating the norms and principles of international law and by continuing the occupation of the Azerbaijani territories, not only violates the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan, but also seriously threatens peace and security in the region, says a joint statement ...

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani karate fighter wins World Games 2017

Azerbaijani karate fighter Firdovsi Farzaliyev has claimed a gold medal at the World Games 2017 held in Worclaw, Poland.

- AzerNews - AZ

New complex significantly increase metallurgical produce in Azerbaijan

The country's third largest city Sumgayit will be the home for a huge metallurgical complex to be jointly built by Azerbaijan and Italy.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenia, Georgia pollute Kura river

Pollution of the transboundary rivers remains high in Azerbaijan due to fault of the neighboring countries where the rivers originate.

- AzerNews - AZ

Exchange, off-exchange transactions up by almost 4 times in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's National Depository Center CJSC registered 1,176 stock exchange transactions for the purchase and sale of securities worth 427.95 million manats in 1H17, which is by 3.56 times more than in the same period of 2016, says the statistical data posted on the Center's website July 26.

- AzerNews - AZ

EBRD approves loan for Shah Deniz-2

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will allocate up to $100 million to expand financing of LUKOIL Overseas Shah Deniz Ltd in the project of development of the largest Azerbaijani gas condensate field Shah Deniz-2.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan announces manat rate for July 27

Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan's national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7010 AZN/USD for July 27, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan said July 26.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijani currency rates for July 26

- Today.Az - AZ

Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 128 times in 24 hours

- Today.Az - AZ

Turkmenistan, Iraq hold political consultations

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani karate fighter wins World Games 2017

- Today.Az - AZ

Armenia a serious threat to regional peace, security: Azerbaijan

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani MP: Russia should abandon pro-Armenian orientation

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan announces manat rate for July 27

- Today.Az - AZ

Exchange, off-exchange transactions up by almost 4 times in Azerbaijan

- Today.Az - AZ

Almost 1,500 people registered for Baku World Scout Conference

- Today.Az - AZ

Kazakhstan: Trade Union Leader Convicted

– A Kazakh court on July 25, 2017, convicted Larisa Kharkova, head of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan, of abuse of office, Human Rights Watch said today. The conviction is a blow to independent trade union activism in Kazakhstan. The Enbekshinskii District Court in Shymkent, a town in southern ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Norwegian microsatellite deploys Yagi Antenna for VHF data exchange from space

Toronto, Canada Jul 26, 2017 The Norwegian Space Centre has announced successful deployment of critical antennas and probes on the NORsat-1 and NORsat-2 microsatellites built by Canada's Space Flight Laboratory and launched on July 14 from Kazakhstan. Most notable was deployment of a large Yagi antenna from NORsat-2 that ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Jailed blogger in Azerbaijan seeks extradition to Israel

The lawyer for a Russian blogger jailed in Azerbaijan for traveling to a separatist-controlled region of the former Soviet republic says his client has petitioned to be extradited to Israel.

- FOX News - US

Azerbaijan Quickly Becoming Turks' Best Friend

Turkey has gone through a rough foreign policy patch over the past few years, feuding variously with the United States, Europe, Russia, and much of the Arab world. So is its only remaining friend Azerbaijan? That seems to be the conclusion of a new survey, the annual Public Perceptions on Turkish Foreign Policy report by ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Turkmenistan, Iraq hold political consultations

Turkmenistan, Iraq hold political consultations...

- MENAFN - JO

Kazakhstan To Outline Latin-Based Alphabet By End Of 2017

Kazakhstan has announced it will outline a new alphabet by the end of this year as the Central Asian nation plans to change from a Cyrillic-based script to Latin.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kazakhstan: Trade Union Leader Punished With 4 Years of 'Limited Freedom'

A court in Kazakhstan has once more signaled the government's disregard for worker rights by sentencing the former head of an independent trade union to four years of "limited freedom" for purportedly abusing her status. The sentence means Larisa Kharkova will have her movements strictly restricted for the period in ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Turkmenistan: Golden Statue of Late President Disappears

The cult of personality devoted to Turkmenistan's late and mercurial President Saparmurat Niyazov began to be chipped away gradually in the years after his death in late 2006. All the same, the sight of his image in gold-leafed glory could still be spotted here and there. One of the most eye-catching examples — Niyazov in ...

- EurasiaNet - US

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