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  • Kerry on mission to reassure nervous Central Asia

    BISHKEK: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Central Asia on Saturday for a five-day, five-nation tour of the "Stans," to reassure them they will not be forgotten...

    The Central Asian economy has already taken a hit from falling oil prices and the knock-on effect of international sanctions against their former Soviet master Russia...

  • Asia central to picking next FIFA chief

    The AFC is now headed by Bahrain’s Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, but it is widely accepted that Kuwait’s Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al Ahmad Al Sabah is the key decision maker — and the man candidates will have to convince in return for Asia’s support...

    A former oil minister, Sheikh Ahmad was recently voted on to FIFA’s powerful Executive Committee, adding to his positions as head of the Association of National Olympic Committees and...

  • Routes to Central Asia being constructed, says Nawaz

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday announced the commencement of construction on two motorways connecting Pakistan with Termez in Central Asia...

    The PM told the National Assembly that the Gwadar-Termez motorway will connect Gwadar to Central Asia, as Termez lies between Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan...

  • Central Asia becomes new target in Russia’s televised hunt for IS

    They give the public a name for a new enemy in Russia’s struggle against domestic terrorism: migrant workers from Central Asia...

    All of the suspects hail from predominantly Muslim, strife-torn former Soviet republics of Central Asia, from which, Russian President Vladimir Putin recently estimated, several thousand people have left to join the IS...

  • Land routes finalised to boost trade with Central Asia

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has finalised various projects concerning road and rail link for boosting trade with Afghanistan and Central Asian states...

    Under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC), Sherkhan-Ninjpayan border route has been identified by Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan as a corridor for trade...

  • Mehbooba sees Kashmir as hub for Central Asia trade

    NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has pitched for creating a trade corridor between South Asia and Central Asia involving both India-held Kashmir and Azad Kashmir as its “nucleus”, reports said on Tuesday...

    The subcontinent was historically linked to Central Asia through Kashmir and “taking advantage of its geographical location, Jammu and Kashmir could become a nucleus towards forging a new economic alliance...

  • University of Central Asia opens its doors in Kyrgyz city Naryn

    KARACHI: The Uni-versity of Central Asia (UCA) has officially opened its first campus in Naryn in the Kyrgyz Republic, said a statement issued by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on Thursday...

    The Aga Khan also shared details about the humanities project, which had attracted support from 77 other universities and colleges throughout Central Asia, and two of the university’s research arms — the Institute of Public Policy and...

  • Asia markets mostly up as central banks prepare virus response

    Pledges of action from central banks around the world and a planned conference call between Group of Seven financial chiefs provided a much-needed boost to markets after last week's hammering...

    After last week's rout, investors returned to buying as central banks from the US, Japan and Europe said they were ready to provide support with monetary easing such as interest rate cuts and cash injections to financial markets...

  • AIPS Asia opens its office in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: The Association of International Press Sports (AIPS), Asia, opened its Asia secretariat in the newly-constructed building on the main University Road here on Wednesday...

    AIPS Asia president Mohammad Qasim, hailing from Bahrain, was the chief guest on this occasion who formally inaugurated the office of AIPS Asia for the first time in Pakistan...

  • Seven FIFA voters in Central America pledge for Infantino

    PANAMA CITY: FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino gained votes outside Europe on Monday when the seven-nation group of Central American football federations pledged its support...

    The group, known as Central American Football Union (UNCAF), published a letter signed on Monday by its federation presidents backing the UEFA general secretary in the Feb 26 FIFA election to succeed Sepp Blatter...

  • Rebels ambush police in central Indian forest; 7 killed

    PATNA: Maoist rebels attacked a group of policemen patrolling in a central Indian forest, killing seven and wounding another 10, police said...

    Inspired by Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, they’ve been fighting for over three decades in central and eastern India to demand the poor receive more jobs and a greater share of wealth from natural resources...

  • Maoist rebels ambush police in central Indian forest, killing 7

    PATNA: Maoist rebels attacked a group of policemen patrolling in a central Indian forest, killing seven and wounding another 10, police said...

    Inspired by Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, they've been fighting for over three decades in central and eastern India to demand the poor receive more jobs and a greater share of wealth from natural resources...

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