A chaotic first day of the new regime in Kabul. The images coming out of Kabul airport are going to become iconic. As bad as, if not worse than, those that came out of Saigon.
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.
Taliban appear to be standing back to allow the evacuation effort, while fear grips Kabul.
The fact the Biden administration pulled the plug on allies and friends in Afghanistan, and against the advice of allies in Nato, just affirms its all encompassing focus on China in foreign policy.
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.
Fresh wave of migrants from Afghanistan crossing Turkish border will, meanwhile, only add grist to the mill of Europe’s populists.
The Taliban has assured the region’s governments that it has no designs on them, but can it keep more hostile groups in check?
The rapid recapture of almost all of Afghanistan by the Taliban only weeks after the US pulled out is a major headache for China, but Beijing has already moved to recognise the fundamental Islamic movement in an effort to quickly end the fighting.
Uzbekistan is already the site of the world’s worst man-made catastrophe, and things will only get worse as temperatures rise. bne IntelliNews looks at Tashkent's efforts to adapt to climate change.
An expected increase in energy demand and the need to cut emissions have prompted Tashkent to draw up plans to overhaul existing infrastructure, raise efficiency and encourage investment into renewables.
Hamburger heavyweight will want more than a flash-in-the-pan success.
A V-shaped recovery will support incomes and job creation, and resolve any lingering impact in the banking sector, says Uzbekistan's Deputy Finance Minister Odilbek Isakov.
It’s bad news for plans to expand farming, but even worse for herders.
The EU on 14 July unveiled the details of its proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, which aims to protect EU CO2 emitters from carbon leakage by making exporters to the EU market pay for the CO2 they produce.
Despite the pandemic conditions Uzbekistan accelerated its privatisation drive this spring. The head of the State Assets Management Agency Akmalkhon Ortikov explains how.
Following cluster of Vienna incidents, US has stepped up investigation into possible attacks made with directed pulsed microwave energy.
The world’s largest global debt and equity investors are continuing to invest in renewable energy despite the pandemic, driven by the wealth of investment opportunities, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said.
Moscow wants to heavily constrain Washington's scope for action, however.
There is strong political will to forge trade, transport and energy links between Central and South Asia, but achieving this depends on restoring peace in Afghanistan.
Studies detect shifts in precipitation patterns in the Tian Shan mountains that supply region with much of its freshwater.