Neighbouring markets could be tapped as part of the global refugee fundraising effort, and bridge the tens of billions of dollars annual gap in UN appeals.
Tashkent holds firmly to ‘No’ but Putin underlines difficulty of Afghanistan situation by saying intelligence indicates 2,000 Islamic State members may be present in north of country alone.
Investigative reporting outlet also finds clear signs of nephews’ wealth in UAE with 16 apartments acquired in Dubai.
Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing: Berdimuhamedov goes travelling and lectures the WHO, while YouTube bows to Turkmen censors and takes down Eurasianet’s channel.
Russian media say group may be beyond Taliban’s control. Moscow says Russia stands ready to protect its ally from any incursion.
Afghanistan’s new rulers say the Turkmen-led mega-infrastructure investment is a “priority project”. Sceptics say that with the “nation building” impetus from the US gone, financing will be out of reach.
It meanwhile emerges that US is in talks on using Central Asian bases for over-the-horizon counter-terrorism operations in Taliban-controlled nation.
Dushanbe has irked the Taliban by offering a haven to its foes.
The 30th anniversary of independence was evidently not deemed an appropriate time for future planning. All the focus was instead on the past.
With Afghanistan on brink of humanitarian and economic hell, it might be that only access to capital frozen abroad can stop the country becoming an incurable narco-state that is a hive of terrorism.
Intense fighting continues in the northern Afghanistan province of Panjshir, where rebel forces are resisting the Taliban takeover.
Most of the countries Eurasianet covers were involved in the airlift. Some even contributed troops during the 20-year war.
European officials aware that 2015 migrant crisis reshaped global politics quick to offer Afghanistan’s neighbours millions to at least temporarily host people who have fled the Taliban.
The UNHCR has estimated half a million could attempt to flee Taliban rule by year-end, but Central Asia, Iran and Turkey will prove far from welcoming.
Horrific scenes after suicide bombers detonate devices in crowds thronging entrance to airport.
US exit from Afghanistan is brewing up a Salafi storm in which Turkey’s Syria militants could play a role.
Turkmenistan is embracing the Taliban takeover next door and refusing to get involved in humanitarian operations. This and more in Eurasianet’s weekly briefing.
The future of plans for a gas pipeline, trade links to South Asian ports, power transmission lines and railways will remain up in the air until the direction of the new Afghan regime is clear.
Kabul fell to Taliban forces on August 15 with almost no fighting, completing the Islamic fundamentalists' recapture of Afghanistan in just six weeks since the US pulled out.
The president’s latest stunt highlights how Turkmenistan is increasingly devoted to military aviation acquisitions from Italy. Eurasianet’s weekly briefing.