After previously denying it, Azerbaijan now says that Armenia fired Russian-made rockets during last year’s war. And now they’re trying to make things difficult for Moscow.
Trend towards bigger deals and more fund investment continues, as deal value rises by half to give best Q1 since 2013.
But pandemic has delayed restart of convergence with Western Europe until 2023.
New government allows those found with illegal financial assets to avoid prosecution by surrendering them to Treasury. US embassy has warned about rise of organised crime in Kyrgyzstan.
162 Group forced by LSE to issue statement saying potential reverse takeover of Irish gold and zinc explorer by Mongolian miner was not going ahead.
Yerevan, meanwhile, moves towards putting on trial two men from Syria it claims served as mercenaries in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after being recruited by Turkey to fight for Baku.
Day also sees apparent missile strike on Israeli-owned vessel in Gulf. Tensions mount with Vienna nuclear deal talks set to resume.
A low turnout may dent the legitimacy of the exercise, however.
Tehran talks of revenge but Iranians will be wary of derailing nuclear deal revival attempts that could relieve Islamic Republic’s strangled economy.
Tajik Rahmon administration has long been wary of Tehran exporting Islamic Revolution to inhabitants opposed to Soviet-legacy rule.
The scale of the current crisis may be making IFIs rethink their longstanding policy of uncritically relaying Turkmen government data.
Latter bans tourist flights to the former. Iranian deputy minister angered by relaxation of restrictions over Nowruz holidays.
Coffee chain to join KFC, Wendy’s and Baskin Robbins among big Western names on Tashkent city streets. Russia’s Shokoladnitsa and Black Star Burger have also arrived.
Case of NovoLine Resources tarnishes already controversial reputation of British corporate governance.
Miraziz Bazarov had criticized the government’s refusal to decriminalize same-sex relations.
Deal with Beijing could bring in hundreds of billions of investment dollars. Americans, meanwhile, talk up their flexibility on reviving accord.
Production plants forced into stoppages after pandemic-led surge in demand for electronics from locked down populations squeezes semiconductor supplies.
Still very early days for Uzbekistan’s bourse. Investors need “fast, transparent and reliable data,” says US SEC commissioner.
At this time of year, he is usually out and about taking part in Nowruz festivities. But it is his son Rustam Emomali who is presiding over events.
After weeks of street protests and counter-protests, a deal is struck for an early poll.