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Thursday, 8 December 2022

Ukraine Arrests Late Uzbek President’s Relative

Ukraine has arrested a relative of Uzbekistan’s late President Islam Karimov who is wanted by Tashkent for the alleged embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars.An official at Kyiv’s Solomyanka District Court told RFE/RL on January 20 that it had…

Ailing Turkmen Economy Could Be Taking Toll On Public Health

An increasingly clear picture is emerging of Turkmenistan’s economic problems and their effects on its population, thanks to RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service and sites like chrono-tm.org, habartm.org, and fergananews.com.Joblessness is rising and many employed…

EU Diplomat Says Bloc Will Stand By Iran Nuclear Deal

The European Union head of foreign affairs says the EU will stand by the nuclear agreement with Iran, setting up a potential conflict with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has condemned the deal.Federica Mogherini on January 16 insisted that the …

Putin Accuses Obama Administration Of Trying To Undermine Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump’s legitimacy by spreading what Putin said were false allegations.A dossier shown earlier this month to Obama a…

Former Top Turkmen Security Official Dies In Prison

The former deputy chief of Turkmenistan’s Committee for National Security (KNB), Tirkish Tyrmyev, has reportedly died in custody at the age of 66.An international human rights campaign called Prove They Are Alive issued a statement on January 16 saying…

The Morning Vertical, January 17, 2017

ON MY MINDKosovo’s President Hashim Thaci thinks Serbia is looking to follow the Crimea model in northern Kosovo. In an interview with Reuters (featured below), he said Belgrade’s attempt to send a train painted in Serbia’s national colors and bearing …