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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 ...

- Reason.com - US

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.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Kazakhstan, Russia ink deal on nuclear energy cooperation.

Kazakhstan, Russia ink deal on nuclear energy cooperation...

- MENAFN - JO

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, ...

- Novinite - BG

Iran Backing Promotion of Ties with Bulgaria.

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 ...

- Novinite - BG

Bishkek Summons Kazakh Diplomat Over Nazarbaev's Meeting With Kyrgyz Presidential Candidate.

Kyrgyzstan's government has protested against Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's recent meeting with a Kyrgyz presidential candidate.

- Radio Free Europe - US

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.

- Radio Free Europe - US

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.

- Radio Free Europe - US

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 ...

- WebWire - US

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.

- Radio Free Europe - US

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 ...

- EurasiaNet - US

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 ...

- EurasiaNet - US

September 20, the day that changed history of oil-rich nation

September 20, 1994 changed Azerbaijan forever, playing a big role in nation's development in completely unbelievable way.

- AzerNews - AZ

Bakutel 2017 to present next generation of IT solutions

The 23rd Azerbaijan International Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference will be held in Baku on December 5-8.

- AzerNews - AZ

Karate fighters grab 18 medals at Basel Open Masters

Azerbaijani karate fighters have claimed a clutch of 18 medals, including nine golds at the 8th Basel Open Masters 2017 held in Switzerland.

- AzerNews - AZ

Armenian troops keep high tension on frontline

Over the past 24 hours, Armenia's armed forces have 127 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said Sept. 20.

- AzerNews - AZ

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.

- AzerNews - AZ

About 200 foreigners restricted to enter Azerbaijan in August

The State Border Service identified 2,837 foreigners who violated residence legislation and rules of temporary or permanent stay in the country in August.

- AzerNews - AZ

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.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kazakhstan to change migration policy

Kazakhstan intends to change the country's migration policy.

- AzerNews - AZ

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 ...

- AzerNews - AZ

Baku may host 2019 UEFA Champions League Final

- Today.Az - AZ

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 ...

- Iraq Oil Report - US

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 - INT

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.

- UN - INT

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.

- Radio Free Europe - US

IFC launches digital financial services project in Azerbaijan

IFC launches digital financial services project in Azerbaijan...

- MENAFN - JO

PACE co-rapporteurs welcome Azerbaijan's readiness for dialogue

PACE co-rapporteurs welcome Azerbaijan's readiness for dialogue...

- MENAFN - JO

IMF's Lagarde lauds Uzbekistan's reforms to strengthen economy

IMF's Lagarde lauds Uzbekistan's reforms to strengthen economy...

- MENAFN - JO

Lakshmanan, Chitra win gold at Asian indoor event

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 ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Azerbaijan laundromat scandal ensnares German MP

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.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Wife Of Azerbaijani Journalist Abducted In Georgia Demands More Effort From Tbilisi

The wife of an Azerbaijani journalist who was abducted in Georgia and is currently held in Azerbaijan has urged Tbilisi to do more to investigate his kidnapping.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Azerbaijani Tax Officials Reinstate Charges Against Turan News Agency

Baku's Department of Local Revenues has reinstated tax-evasion charges against the embattled Turan news agency.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Azerbaijani, Iranian, Turkish FMs to meet in Baku

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani businessmen invited to Yiwu Int'l Commodities Fair

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani grandmaster becomes winner of Oscar blitz tournament

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani GM wins international tournament in Turkey

- Today.Az - AZ

Pakistan, Azerbaijan to eye military-technical cooperation

- Today.Az - AZ

Kazakhstan sees economic growth

- Today.Az - AZ

Turkmenistan remains key natural gas holder in Central Asia

- Today.Az - AZ

World Bank: Azerbaijan shows greatest growth in region for 25 years

- Today.Az - AZ

5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games underway in Ashgabat

The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games are underway in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, said a message posted on the event's official website www.ashgabat2017.com.

- AzerNews - AZ

SOCAR VP: TANAP construction completed by over 80pct

Delivering the first gas from Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field to Turkey via TANAP in June 2018 is quite real, said Khoshbakht Yusifzade, the first vice-president of Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR.

- AzerNews - AZ

Grandiose Uzeyir Hajibayli International Music Festival opens

The 9th International Uzeyir Hajibeyli Music Festival kicked off at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic on September 18.

- AzerNews - AZ

Turkmenistan remains key natural gas holder in Central Asia

Turkmenistan remains a key natural gas holder in the center of Eurasia, an area which has long failed to realize its huge potential due to geopolitical developments and economic changes.

- AzerNews - AZ

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.

- AzerNews - AZ

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.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kazakhstan sees economic growth

The economic growth in Kazakhstan stood at the level of 4.3 percent in the first eight months of the current year.

- AzerNews - AZ

World Bank: Azerbaijan shows greatest growth in region for 25 years

Azerbaijan has shown the greatest economic growth in the region of European countries and Central Asia for 25 years.

- AzerNews - AZ

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