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In Turkmenistan, author of poem about coronavirus sentenced to 5 years

In the summer of 2020, 48-year-old YouTube blogger Murat Ovezov , who wrote a poem about coronavirus, was sentenced to five years in prison in Turkmenistan , Turkmen news reports. Ovezov was convicted under Article 228 of the Criminal Code of Turkmeni...
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Taliban Say Islamic State Gunmen Stormed Kabul Military Hospital

ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban say militants linked to a regional affiliate of Islamic State, known as Islamic State-Khorasan Province, carried out Tuesday’s assault on the country’s main military hospital in Kabul.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujah...
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Pakistan to Allow Banned Islamist Group to Contest Votes to End Clashes

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan is to free more than 2,000 jailed activists of a banned Islamist militant group and allow the movement to contest elections, under a deal with the government struck to end weeks of violent clashes, negotiators on both sides said.In...
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Winter Relief Flight for Thousands of Afghans Lands in Kabul

GENEVA — A plane chartered by the U.N. refugee agency carrying desperately needed winter relief for thousands of displaced people landed in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Tuesday.This is the first of three mercy flights scheduled to take off from UNHCR’s w...
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Berdymukhamedov instructed to speed up the cotton picking, and also scheduled the planting of seedlings for November 6

On November 1, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a working meeting with some deputy prime ministers and khyakims of the capital and velayats, the TDH state news agency reported . Ashgabat Mayor Rakhym Gandymov and Deputy Prime Minister Charymy...
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Turkmen opposition activist Azat Isakov disappears in Russia

On October 20, 2021, the Turkmen opposition activist Azat Isakov , who lived in the Moscow region, disappeared in Russia .The head of the opposition group "Turkmenistan, Unite " Chemen Ore , with whom 37-year-old Isakov was in touch, spoke about the di...
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