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China Draws Myanmar Closer with Visit from President Xi

YANGON, MYANMAR Chinese President Xi Jinping likes to travel big. His visit to Myanmar in January the first for a Chinese leader in almost two decades was no exception, capped off with no less than 33 bilateral agreements.However, the number alon...
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Freedom House Assails Russia, Iran For Protest Crackdowns, But Also Raps U.S.

WASHINGTON Freedom House has assailed crackdowns on protesters in "authoritarian states," such as Russia and Iran, but also criticized traditional defenders of democracy including the United States for turning their backs on traditional safegu...
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Why Taiwan Has Just 42 Coronavirus Cases while Neighbors Report Hundreds or Thousands

TAIPEI, TAIWAN Taiwan sits near Japan, China and South Korea, three countries with some of the world's worst outbreaks of the deadly coronavirus, but the island itself has just 42 isolated cases.Chalk it up to extra early, effective preparedness, ana...
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COVID-19: One Iranian ‘Dying Every 10 Minutes’; Romania Urges Expats To Stay Away

IranThe death toll from the coronavirus in Iran continues to rise as the worst-affected country in the Middle East prepares for scaled-down celebrations of Norouz, the Persian New Year."With 149 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, the death toll from ...
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Turkmenistan provides humanitarian assistance to Iran

On March 19, in accordance with the Resolution of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, medical supplies and food products were sent from the Turkmen capital to Iran.The cargo were delivered to Khorasan Razavi province, where Governor of DargazAli Farah...
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The President of Turkmenistan holds working session on digitization of mass media and document management system

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held working session with Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, who is in charge of cultural and informational policy of the country, and B. Ovezov, who is responsible for coordination of activity of transport...
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New report from UN Economic Commission for Europe measures progress on global goals

The UN Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) first regional report on SDG progress has singled out Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Estonia, United States, Norway, Portugal, Ireland and Spain as meeting the WHO standards, noting that others need to...
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Tractors, Herbs, Vodka, Saunas? Some Leaders Offer Strange, Unhelpful Advice On Warding Off COVID-19

The way the leader of tightly controlled Turkmenistan sees it, there's an ancient remedy for warding off the coronavirus: burning a wild herb known as hamala.Belarus's authoritarian president had similarly folksy advice for cabinet ministers and his fe...
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Forum of Turkmen entrepreneurs opens in Ashgabat

The exhibition and conference of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET) started in Ashgabat. The event marks the 12th anniversary of establishment of the UIET. The opening ceremony was attended by the government officials,...
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