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China-Vietnam Border Wall Would Target Smugglers, Chinese Economic Refugees

Reports that China is building a wall along the border with Vietnam to keep its own citizens at home spotlights economic hard times on the Chinese side and frustration on both sides with rampant smuggling, anal...

UN Raises $1.7 Billion for Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

The United Nations said Tuesday it has received preliminary pledges of about $1.7 billion for the central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger at a donors’ conference in Copenhagen. “This represe...

Business Council “Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan” holds the 1st session

The Business Council “Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan” held the 1st videoconference meeting to discuss the strategy of building up multifaceted interstate cooperation. The online meeting was attended by hea...

Police officers extort bribes from vendors at a Bairamali market

The majority of markets and stores in Turkmenistan remain closed because of the prevention measures against the spread of coronavirus which have been imposed by the government. The authorities, however, deny an...

Human Services

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Exclusive Interview: Karzai Says Taliban’s International Recognition Requires Internal Legitimacy

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said the current Taliban government in Afghanistan needs internal legitimacy in order for it to gain international recognition.He said that could only be achieved throu...

Radio Azatlyk: more than 25 thousand people died from coronavirus...

Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, more than 25,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Turkmenistan, Radio Azatlyk reports .A radio source said that the velayats keep records of deaths from COVI...

At a meeting with the WHO Director, Berdymukhamedov said that...

On October 8, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Hans Kluge , Director of the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) , the TDH state news agency reported . The head of state...

First Afghan Refugees Settle in Canada Amid COVID Fourth Wave

Shortly after August’s collapse of the Afghanistan government to the Taliban, the Canadian government announced it would initially welcome 40,000 refugees.The resettlement is happening amid upheaval in Afghan...

Government News

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Berdymukhamedov congratulated Putin on his birthday and offered to hold...

On October 7, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Russian President Vladimir Putin .At the beginning of the conversation, the head of Turkmenistan "cordi...

Senior US Diplomat in Pakistan for Official Talks

Developments in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan are likely to dominate the discussions between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and senior Pakistani officials during the American’s high-profile visit to Isla...

The Ambassador of Turkmenistan met with the head of the...

During a meeting in Kabul, Ambassador of Turkmenistan Khoja Ovezov and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaki discussed issues of development of the Turkmen-Afghan partnership.The head of the...

And about. Afghan Foreign Ministry discussed in detail the construction...

On September 29, the Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Kabul Khoja Ovezov met with Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Amir Khan Muttaki . The head of the Afghan Foreign Ministry addressed the leadership and pe...

Athletic News

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Somalia-born Runners Shine at Tokyo Olympics

Somali-born Dutch runner Abdi Nageeye encouraged his friend to keep up the pace moments before the duo finished second and third in Sunday's men's marathon at the Olympics in Tokyo. "Stay with me, we are goi...

Guinea Reverses Decision to Pull Out of Tokyo Olympics

The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games.Minister of Sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow made the an...

Semenya Misses Tokyo, May be Forced out of Olympics for...

This could be it for Caster Semenya and the Olympics. Forced out of her favorite race by World Athletics’ testosterone rules, the two-time Olympic champion in the 800 meters took a late shot at qualifying fo...

Swim Caps for Thick, Curly Hair Not Allowed at Olympics

Swimming caps designed for natural Black hair won’t be allowed at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, with the sport’s world governing body saying they are unsuitable due to them not “following the natural form ...

African NBA Scout Eyes Talent in BAL Tourney

The inaugural Africa Basketball League tournament is entering the playoff stage. For Sonny Side of Sports, VOA's Prince Nesta spoke with Sarah Chan, Africa scouting manager for the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Rap...

Celebration of the Turkmen world champion in weightlifting and her...

The ceremony of awarding government awards to the 2018 world weightlifting champion Yulduz Dzhumabayeva and her coach Meretguly Sakhetmyradov was held at the Sport Hotel in the Olympic town of Ashgabat.At the c...

Information News

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Afghan Girls Boarding School Temporarily Relocates to Rwanda

With Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban, which had banned young women from formal education, the country's only girls boarding school is temporarily relocating to Rwanda for a "study abroad" session.Shaban...

28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria

Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the more than 120 students who were abducted at the beginning of July from the Bethel Baptist High School in the northern town of Damishi.Church officials return...

140 Students Abducted in Northwestern Nigeria?

Armed kidnappers have taken 140 students from their boarding school in northwestern Nigeria, local officials announced Monday. Attackers opened fire on the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna state early Monda...

African Children Missing Out on Life-Saving Vaccines Due to COVID-19

GENEVA - The World Health Organization warns that millions of children in Africa are not receiving life-saving vaccinations against preventable killer diseases because most efforts are focused on ending the COV...

140 years of Ashgabat: modern center of education and science

Today, Turkmen capital is a recognized center of international cooperation, visual symbol of the policy of positive neutrality, peace-loving and open doors, which is steadily pursued under the leadership of Pre...

Large-Scale Kidnappings in Nigeria’s North Threaten Education

Nigeria has one of world's highest numbers of out-of-school children, 13.2 million, according to the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF). A wave of school kidnappings has worsened the situation, with some state autho...

General

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US-Wanted Taliban Leader Praises Suicide Bombers, Doles Out Rewards to...

The Taliban's acting interior minister, listed as a global terrorist by the United States, has hosted a ceremony in Kabul to honor suicide bombers responsible for the killings of thousands of U.S. and allied tr...

Pakistan Says it Blocked Indian Submarine Attempt to Enter its...

Pakistan said Tuesday its naval forces had detected and blocked an Indian submarine from entering Pakistani territorial waters.A military statement alleged the incident took place last Saturday.“It is the thi...

Meteozhurnal estimated losses in cotton and wheat harvest this year...

The publication "Meteozhurnal" assessed the impact of the 2021 drought in Turkmenistan on grain and cotton yields.Since Turkmenistan does not publish statistical data in the agricultural sector, experts compare...

Two Turkmen activists detained in Turkey and sent to deportation...

On October 18, two opposition activists from Turkmenistan were detained in Turkey, the Turkmen Helsinki Foundation (THF) reports .In Antalya, 47-year-old Akhmed Rakhmanov was sent to a deportation center , who,...

Legal Matters

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Two More Laborers Killed in Indian Kashmir in Spate of...

Two laborers were killed by gunmen in Indian-administered Kashmir Sunday, police said, the latest victims of a fresh outbreak of violence that has sent jitters through the disputed Muslim-majority region.The tw...

Afghan Shiite Mosque Bombing Kills Dozens

A suicide blast inside a crowded Shiite Muslim mosque Friday in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province killed at least 46 worshipers and injured more than 150 others.Taliban government spokesman Zabihulla...

US Charges Afghan With Killing American Troops

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged an alleged former Taliban commander with terrorism-related offenses over the killing of American troops in 2008.Haji Najibullah, 45, is in U.S. custody, charged with kidnapp...

Assailants Fatally Shoot 2 Schoolteachers in Kashmir

Assailants fatally shot two schoolteachers in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday in a sudden rise in targeted killings of civilians in the disputed region, police said.Authorities blamed militants fighting a...