Backed by the regime, new club signed most of their rivals’ best players and won all of their matches in march to title helped along by some most fortunate refereeing.
Ex-president releases shocking memoir detailing hidden life that led to a second family with two sons. Rumours had swirled for years.
Uzbekistan’s president Shavkat Mirziyoyev added to the voices expressing concern over the looming Climate Crisis in his speech at COP28 December 1.
Country’s president announces in Dubai that Turkmens will join world effort to seal “super-emitter” sites. Planet-heating gas pours out of remote Central Asian nation at alarming rate.
Ranks of Jamaat Ansarullah movement based near border with Tajikistan said to be swelling.
While Ankara records show “dual-use” goods going to Central Asia and Caucasus, trade registry discrepancies across region indicate items actually go to Russia.
Calls for more regional cooperation in address to United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA).
The crackdown follows a state media campaign alleging that there is a "network of U.S. spies" operating in the country that needs to be "cleansed".
Bolot Temirov, living in a secret location in Europe, places copies of obtained sensitive data in a virtual safe managed by Forbidden Stories NGO so other journalists can take up his work if he is killed or incapacitated.
It was a price rise of this fuel that led to nationwide unrest in 2022.
One frustrated buyer says: “How do I know that that car is mine? Well, I still have the remote control for it. Look, I press the button, and I unlock the car. Can you imagine?”
Serbia has agreed to buy 400mn cubic metres of natural gas a year from Azerbaijan from 2024, diversifying away from Russia.
Kuandyk Bishimbayev is said to have had a long history of assaulting his wife.
Overcoming the “inadequate” approach is “a geopolitical imperative” amid great power competition, while a crackdown is needed on London enabling region’s corrupt elites, it adds.
The European Commission has recommended that the European Council open accession negotiations with Ukraine.
Releasing enlargement report package, Commission also calls for candidate status for Georgia, but criticises stalling in some longstanding Western Balkan candidate countries.
Brussels seen as wanting to move enlargement along as quickly as possible, despite Georgia's backsliding and failure to fulfil all of its recommendations.
Incident marks the first death on the de-facto border since the brief war over South Ossetia in 2008.
The government blamed its slow reaction to last year's crisis on lack of information from local officials.