Wednesday 10 August 2022
August 08, 2022
Season 1 Recap: 10 Conversations On Life In Central Asia Today
Over 10 weeks, RFE/RL hosted discussions on Twitter Spaces on various issues that affect daily life in Central Asia. We looked at global issues -- from the COVID-19 pandemic to the war in Ukraine and climate change -- through a prism of local experiences and opinions.
August 02, 2022
China's Belt And Road Grapples With Mounting Debt Crisis, Impacting Central Asia, Pakistan, And Beyond
As Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan deal with paying back their large Chinese loans amid growing economic pressure, the Belt and Road is having to adapt to a cascade of countries in economic distress and facing potential default. How Beijing responds could have far-reaching consequences.
August 01, 2022
Hundreds Of Central Asians Fall Victim To Overseas Jobs Scam
Hundreds of Central Asians have been duped by scams promising them well-paid jobs in Western countries. Authorities have advised job seekers to thoroughly check recruiters’ credentials and stay away from those asking for money in advance.
August 01, 2022
Probe Launched After Notorious Kyrgyz Kingpin Killed While In Custody
Kyrgyz authorities say they have launched a probe into the death while in custody of a notorious criminal boss who has been linked to another infamous kingpin for whom the United States has offered a $1 million reward.
July 29, 2022
Central Asian Women Fight For Their Rights Through Social Media
Domestic violence, sexual harassment, and gender inequality are pervasive in conservative Central Asian societies. In recent years, social media have helped draw more attention to the ill-treatment of women to and have become a platform for victims to share their experiences.
July 26, 2022
Canada's Centerra Approves Resolution Paving Way For Kyrgyz Takeover Of Kumtor
Shareholders of the Canadian company Centerra Gold have approved a resolution with the Kyrgyz government and the firm Kyrgyzaltyn that paves the way for the completion of an agreement resolving a dispute that will put the Kumtor gold mine back in Kyrgyz hands.
July 22, 2022
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan Refuse To Sign Friendship Treaty At Central Asian Summit
Hopes for more regional integration and less conflict in Central Asia in the future were dashed when Tajikistan and Turkmenistan refused to sign a new "friendship, neighborliness, and cooperation" agreement at a summit in Kyrgyzstan.
July 21, 2022
Central Asian Leaders Pledge Further Cooperation As Russian Influence Wanes
Leaders from five Central Asian nations have ended a summit in the Kyrgyz resort town of Cholpon-Ata with a pledge to increase cooperation to strengthen the region as Russia -- the main strategic and trade partner of the region -- is being weakened by its war in Ukraine.
July 20, 2022
Central Asian Leaders Meet In Kyrgyzstan Amid Concerns Over War In Ukraine, Economic Issues
The leaders of five Central Asian nations are set to begin a meeting in the Kyrgyz resort town of Cholpon-Ata to discuss economic and political cooperation after recent unrest in the region and moves by Moscow to increase Russia's influence in the former Soviet republics.