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  • 30 Sentenced to Death Over Anti-police Clashes in DR Congo - KINSHASA, D.R.C. - Thirty people were sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday for their role in anti-police violence marking the end of Ramadan in the capital, Kinshasa.A policeman was killed Thursday as rival Muslim grou...
  • Heart Study: Low- and Regular-Dose Aspirin Prove Safe, Effective - An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concluded that both doses seem equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart proble...
  • CDC Issues Mask, Distancing Guidance for Students - When schools in the United States open this fall, students from kindergarten through 12th grade should wear masks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday, as it refines its guidance against the coronavirus.Because not every s...
  • Drought, Torrential Rains Devastate Somalia - The United Nations warns Somalia faces a perilous future as drought followed by torrential rains have destroyed this year’s planting season.Somalia is one of the countries in the world most prone to the erratic and calamitous impacts of climate change....
  • Jailed Cameroonian Convict Charged With Impersonating African Presidents, Fraud - Cameroonian convict Jacques Calvin Eyafa has been bound to a wheelchair at the Yaoundé maximum security prison for the past two years. But authorities say that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to steal money from people over the phone.Police in Ca...

Market News

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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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CDC Issues Mask, Distancing Guidance for Students

When schools in the United States open this fall, students from kindergarten through 12th grade should wear masks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday, as it refines its guidance a...

Heart Study: Low- and Regular-Dose Aspirin Prove Safe, Effective

An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concluded that both doses seem equally safe and effect...

30 Sentenced to Death Over Anti-police Clashes in DR Congo

KINSHASA, D.R.C. - Thirty people were sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday for their role in anti-police violence marking the end of Ramadan in the capital, Kinshasa.A policema...

Internal Emails Reveal WHO Knew of Sex Abuse Claims in...

When Shekinah was working as a nurse's aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, she was offered a job from a World Health Organization doctor at double her salary — in exchange for sex. "Given th...

Government News

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Chad’s Military Names New Government; Opposition Rejects It

Chad's military rulers named a new government on Sunday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, but leading opposition figures rejected the appointments as a continuation of an old order they hoped to erase...

Biden’s First 100 Days See Few Big Moves on Africa

U.S. President Joe Biden has focused most of his energy in his first 100 days in office on taming the coronavirus pandemic on home soil. But in this short, frantic period, he has made a few important gestures that have b...

Somalia President Drops 2-year Term Extension, Accepts Dialogue with Political...

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed says he will no longer pursue a two-year extension of his presidential term, giving in to internal and international pressure to back away from a controversial resolution on t...

Blinken Makes First Africa Trip, Virtually

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his first Africa visit — though he did not actually go anywhere. Blinken virtually attended six events and met with top leaders in continental heavyweights Kenya...

Athletic News

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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...

The President of Turkmenistan took part in the celebration of...

The President of Turkmenistan, the head of the NOC of the country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov visited the Olympic town of Ashgabat, where he took part in the celebration of the 2018 world weightlifting champion Y...

The award ceremony of Yulduz Jumabayeva and her coach takes...

The Sport Hotel of the capital’s Olympic village hosted the award ceremony of Yulduz Jumabayeva as well as her coach and Head of Turkmenistan Weightlifting Federation.Exhibition of achievements of Turkmen spo...

CONSULTATIONS IN VIDEOCONFERENCE FORMAT BETWEEN THE MINISTRIES OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS...

On the consultations in videoconference format between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Romania were held. The Turkmen side was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenis...

SPORTS COMPETITIONS DEDICATED TO THE DAY OF DIPLOMATIC WORKERS OF...

On February 15 16, 2020, sports events were held with the participation of the teams of diplomatic missions of foreign countries, representative offices of international organizations accredited in Ashgabat and...

THE TURKMEN-HUNGARIAN BUSINESS FORUM WAS HELD IN BUDAPEST

On January 20, 2020, a business forum was held in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the regular meeting of the Turkmen-Hungarian joint commission.The Turkmen-Hungarian business forum was organized by the Hungarian ...

Information News

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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...

COVID-19: Russian Research Center Says Early Trials Of Its Coronavirus...

Russia Russia’s Vektor, a secret state virology research center in Siberia, says early clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine have proven successful. “The first two phases of clinical trials dem...

Pulling Back The Curtain On China’s ‘Project Of The Century’

From building strategic seaports in Pakistan to connecting railways across Central Asia, perhaps no foreign-policy topic has received more attention in recent years than China’s global Belt and Road Initi...

During the meeting of the Halk Maslahaty, issues of socio-economic...

Speaking at a meeting of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that, despite the impact of the pandemic situation on the economies of all states in the world, Turkmenista...

General

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Jailed Cameroonian Convict Charged With Impersonating African Presidents, Fraud

Cameroonian convict Jacques Calvin Eyafa has been bound to a wheelchair at the Yaoundé maximum security prison for the past two years. But authorities say that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to steal ...

Drought, Torrential Rains Devastate Somalia

The United Nations warns Somalia faces a perilous future as drought followed by torrential rains have destroyed this year’s planting season.Somalia is one of the countries in the world most prone to the errat...

Chad’s New Leader Visits Niger in 1st International Trip

Chad's new leader Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby traveled to Niger on Monday, making his first international trip since the military put him in charge last month following the death of his father.Deby arrived in Nige...

More Than 1,200 Migrants Reach Italian Island in Boats in...

More than 1,200 migrants in several decrepit, overcrowded fishing boats on Sunday reached a tiny Italian island in a span of 12 hours, as human traffickers exploited calm seas and warm weather to launch multipl...

Legal Matters

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ICC Upholds Convictions of Former Congolese Warlord

The International Criminal Court upheld the convictions and a prison sentence of a former Congolese warlord Tuesday, dismissing his lawyers’ arguments that legal errors tainted his original trial. Bosco Ntag...

UN Court Opens Maritime Dispute Hearing Without Kenya

PARIS - Kenya has refused to attend a weeklong hearing by the United Nations' highest court over a long-running maritime dispute with Somalia.In a letter last week to The Hague-based International Court of Just...

Rwanda Paid for Flight That Brought Hotel Rwanda ‘Hero’ to...

Rwandan Justice Minister Johnston Busingye said in an interview broadcast Friday that Kigali had paid for the plane that brought the hero of the hit movie Hotel Rwanda to his home country to be arrested and tri...

Turkmen Lawyer Arrested After Protests Abroad, Rights Groups Say

Rights groups say a Turkmen lawyer has been arrested and accused of having links to Turkmen activists residing abroad who recently staged a number of rallies in the United States, Turkey, and Northern Cyprus to...