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US Envoy Starts Trip to Discuss Way Forward on Crisis-hit Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD — The United States’ special representative for Afghanistan Monday began his first trip to Europe and Asia to discuss developments in the South Asian nation, where almost 23 million people, including children, are threatened with starvation.   Ambassador Thomas...
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India’s latest Zika Outbreak Sees Surge of Nearly 100 Cases

LUCKNOW, INDIA — At least 89 people, including 17 children, have tested positive for the Zika virus in a surge of cases in the Indian city of Kanpur, its health department said on Monday.   First discovered in 1947, the...
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Pakistan, TTP Militants Agree on ‘Complete Cease-Fire’

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials announced Monday that the government and the outlawed militant alliance known as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had agreed on a “complete cease-fire” as the two sides negotiate an end to years of militancy in the coun...
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Serdar Berdimuhamedov said Turkmenistan may join the initiative to reduce methane emissions (video)

On November 3, Serdar Berdimuhamedov spoke at the UN climate change conference COP 26, which is taking place in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Initially, it was unclear why the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of finance was sent to...
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Iran intends to increase the use of the railway station on the Turkmen border, which is loaded only by 30%

The infrastructure has been prepared for the implementation of a new agreement between Iran and Turkmenistan on a railway across the Sarakhs border (Khorasan-Rezavi province), IRNA reported on November 8. According to a local official, the capacity of the Sera...
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For the first time, WHO publicly doubted Turkmenistan’s statements about the absence of COVID-19

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading around the world for almost two years now. From a scientific point of view, it is hardly possible to imagine that no virus in Turkmenistan “, – said in an interview with BBC senior...
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Austrian Foreign Minister to visit Turkmenistan

Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Linhart will visit Turkmenistan as part of a tour of Central Asia, according to the website of the Austrian Foreign Ministry.   During the talks on November 9, the situation in Afghanistan and economic cooperation will...
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