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Turkmenistan, Tajikistan At Odds Over Railway Remark

Turkmenistan has expressed concern after a Tajik official reportedly spoke of plans to potentially open a railway line to Russia that would bypass Turkmen territory.In a statement issued on January 25, Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry said that the repo...
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The President meets with shepherds in Turkmenistan’s northern province

Goats and sheep from the entire region are being herded at the daihan's association Altyn asyr located in Rukhybelent etrap of Dashoguz velayat. The Turkmen President is expected to pay a visit tomorrow or the day after tomorrow to hold a meeting with ...
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Interview: Aleppo Survivor Recalls Siege As ‘Worse Than Hell’

Abdulkafi Alhamdo lived through the months-long siege of rebel-held eastern Aleppo with his wife and baby daughter, Lamar, now 11 months old.An English teacher by profession, the 31-year-old Alhamdo was among a number of civilian activists who used soc...
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Saudi Minister Welcomes Trump’s Vow To Contain Iran, Fight IS

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says he is "optimistic" that President-elect Donald Trump's administration will work to restore U.S. influence in the world, contain Iran, and fight the Islamic State (IS) extremist group."We are optimistic about t...
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Food prices in Turkmenistan stabilize

The food crisis broke out in Turkmenistan last year. People queued to buy oil, eggs, sugar, chicken drumsticks and flour. At that moment prices for these food products increased by 50% on average and some groceries saw an 80% price increase. As of toda...
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IAEA Says Iran Has Removed Sensitive Nuclear Equipment From Site

The UN atomic agency says Iran has complied with a key commitment of a nuclear agreement with major world powers by removing sensitive equipment from an underground site.In a January 16 statement, Yukiya Amano head of the International Atomic Energy Ag...
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Trump’s CIA Pick: Russia ‘Threatening Europe,’ Failing To Destroy Islamic State

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to run the CIA says he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely satisfied with the political furor in the United States over what U.S. intelligence calls a Russian hacking campaign to...
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Turkish Investigation Into New Year’s Attack Focuses on Central Asians

Turkish authorities have rounded up dozens of Central Asians in connection with a New Year's attack at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people.Turkish officials say they have identified an Uzbek national, Abdulkadir Masharipov, as the prime suspect...
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Iranians Pay Last Respects To Former President Rafsanjani

Iran has begun three days of mourning for former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died on January 8 of a heart attack at the age of 82.President Hassan Rohani and his administration on January 9 paid respects to Rafsanjani at northern Tehran's J...
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