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Americans Prepare for Holidays as Inflation Squeezes Wallets

NEW ORLEANS — Tawanda Carter is a school librarian in New Orleans, Louisiana. She said preparing for the holidays has presented a unique set of challenges this year, a sentiment shared by millions of Americans. “Food prices are higher, and...
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Envoy: US Concerned About Worsening Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

A senior State Department official said the United States is “extremely concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan,” adding the country was suffering such a crisis before the military takeover by the Taliban in August.   Last wee...
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Taliban Hail New Talks With US, Say Time For ‘Practical Steps’ to Resolve Issues

Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban urged the United States Wednesday to take “practical steps” toward settling outstanding issues as the two sides prepare for a fresh round of talks in Doha next week.   The U.S. said on Tuesday its special envoy...
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Official: Afghan Women to Continue Playing Cricket

A top official in Taliban-led Afghanistan has assured female players they can continue playing cricket in the strife-torn country.   The assurance comes as the South Asian nation risks international isolation following the Taliban’s return to power last...
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On November 28, the President of Uzbekistan will visit Turkmenistan

On November 28, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will arrive in Turkmenistan, Kun.uz reports .   “On Sunday (November 28) we will go to Ashgabat, then to Kazakhstan, then to Korea. Why? Because we must quickly attract investors to the...
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Changes in the social code of Turkmenistan: the right to retirement of people stranded abroad and stimulation of ultra-high fertility

On November 22, the Turkmen press published amendments and additions to the Code on Social Protection of the Population.   The changes allow citizens of Turkmenistan who are stuck abroad for various reasons and circumstances beyond their control (natural ...
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Prominent blogger Ilya Varlamov made a two-hour film about Berdymukhamedov’s autocracy and Turkmen activists

On November 24, the well-known Russian blogger Ilya Varlamov published a film about Turkmenistan from the series “30 years without the USSR”, dedicated to the current situation in the former republics of the Soviet Union.   The two-hour film tells...
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