Sniper used to kill Colonel Boqir, local leader long at top of hitlist. After brutal crackdown, GBAO region’s inhabitants fear they will be living under a securitised surveillance state.
After seizing the country’s most profitable mine, Kyrgyzstan is using new regulations to drive out more private mining companies and place the bulk of the industry into the hands of a single state firm.
Saodat Narzieva, the sister of Uzbek-born oligarch Alisher Usmanov, was placed on the EU sanctions list on April 8. An investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) linked her to a number of his bank accounts.
Kazakhstan expects an influx of tourism and investment this year after it was revealed that Nur-Sultan will host two prestigious tennis championships. bne IntelliNews takes an in-depth look at the sectors and trends driving the Republic's economy.
What is Tajikistan prepared to give China as it struggles to settle its liabilities?
Britain’s spy chief, meanwhile, assessing the likely fate of the JCPOA nuclear pact, says “I don't think the Supreme Leader of Iran wants to cut a deal”.
And there’s not much the Kazakhs can do about it.
Stagflation is here. The world is facing a global recession that could go on for several years as central banks everywhere will be forced to put through growth-crushing large rate hikes to control runaway inflation. But just how bad is it now?
The culture minister says he is responding to calls from the public.
Government explanations are hard to believe, and do not hide the poverty and abuse fuelling unrest.
The terror group behind growing carnage in the wretched country says anyone working with the Taliban is a target.
Rather than exporting natural gas as a raw material, Uzbekistan is investing into deep processing capacity to enable domestic production of fuels, plastics and other products.
Western sanctions imposed on Russia after the invasion of Ukraine are holding up investments in energy projects in double-landlocked Uzbekistan.
The large debt Kyrgyzstan has accumulated to neighbouring China has raised fears the country may have to hand over lucrative assets if it fails to meet its repayment obligations.
Furious locals and police largely agree on what happened during Uzbekistan’s worst bout of unrest in almost 20 years. But there is strong dispute on one crucial point: Who started the violence?
The ancient festival initiated by Ghengis Khan in 1206 and commemorating the “three sports of men” — archery, horseracing and Bökh wrestling — is back after two years of pandemic disruption.
The worsening economic data coming out of the US and yet another coronavirus lockdown in China will tip the world into a global recession, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said in a note on July 1.
More and more young people may be leaving the physically demanding herding life behind to seek their fortunes in the cities, but it remains big business.
Vladimir Putin wants to reorientate Russian trade east and south. To some extent, such a strategy will be complicated by an avoid-Russia-at-all-costs mentality drawing commerce to a ‘Middle Corridor’.
Recent moves toward restoring relations with Armenia’s traditional enemies have run into strong resistance from the global diaspora. But will it make a difference?