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Kyrgyzstan’s former president arrested in second attempt

Kyrgyzstan’s former president arrested in second attempt

  Bishkek: In their second attempt, Kyrgyzstan security forces were able to arrest former president Almazbek Atambayev despite cordons by his supporters. “As a result of joint measures, law enforcement officials detained Almazbek Atambayev,” the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic reported, cited by Kabar news agency. “On Aug. […]

Kyrgyzstan’s Jeenbekov vows to maintain unity as political crisis looms large

Kyrgyzstan’s Jeenbekov vows to maintain unity as political crisis looms large

  Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan seemed to be inexorably descending into a grave political crisis after attempts to contain the consequences of a failed raid in Koi-Tash village to capture the former president. One officer was killed and others were injured during the “special operation to detain former President Almazbek Atambayev by special forces of the State […]

Turkmenistan’s TV shows Berdimuhamedov on holidays

Turkmenistan’s TV shows Berdimuhamedov on holidays

  Ashgabat: Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was shown driving a rally car in circles near a 230-foot wide fiery pit in the first footage of him since rumors of his death last month. Last month, reports emerged that Berdimuhamedov died while on vacation abroad. The reports started with a foreign-based medium run by Turkmenistan regime […]

New breakthrough for Saudi women’s rights

New breakthrough for Saudi women’s rights

    Riyadh: A requirement for Saudi female students to be accompanied by a male guardian in order to benefit from state scholarships abroad is likely to be scrapped soon. The decision follows last week’s breakthrough reform that allowed Saudi women to obtain passports and travel abroad with the approval of a male guardian, usually […]

July 2019 was Earth’s hottest month on record

July 2019 was Earth’s hottest month on record

    Brussels: July 2019 was the warmest month on record in absolute terms across the globe, data released by the European Union’s satellite-based Earth observation network reveals. “July is typically the warmest month of the year in the global average. July 2016 was previously the warmest of any month on record in absolute terms. […]

ASEAN Friendship Concert 2019:  Singing Together for Stronger Partnership

ASEAN Friendship Concert 2019:  Singing Together for Stronger Partnership

  Bangkok: While in some regions, music and politics are in a dysfunctional relationship, marked by wary trysts and embarrassed silences, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries have shown that music supplements politics in deepening relations and strengthening partnerships. The ten ASEAN member countries and their allies and partners have been holding meetings […]

Sri Lankan president berates opposition to death penalty

Sri Lankan president berates opposition to death penalty

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has continued his verbal attack on those whom he considered as obstructing initiatives to make the country safer by opposing the enactment of tougher laws. “Certain segments who did not heed to the concerns of society to formulate stronger and tougher laws to eradicate terrorism in the aftermath of […]

Greater Jakarta plunges into darkness following major blackout

Greater Jakarta plunges into darkness following major blackout

  Jakarta: A major blackout has darkened Indonesia’s Greater Jakarta and West Java where thousands of homes and public facilities as well as transportation lines were affected. The electricity outage on Sunday was attributed by Indonesia state electricity company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to problems at several power stations on Java. According to the […]

Saudi Arabia removes travel restrictions for women

Saudi Arabia removes travel restrictions for women

   Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud has hailed the decision to allow Saudi women to apply for passports and travel abroad without the need for the approval of a custodian. The decision announced this week is seen as a great leap for the empowerment of Saudi women who […]

Cleopatra’s beauty wows Moroccans at donkey pageant

Cleopatra’s beauty wows Moroccans at donkey pageant

  Rabat: Cleopatra has made history by becoming the first female donkey to win the top prize in a beauty pageant in Morocco. Cleopatra could convince the nine members of the jury, who included a veterinarian, that she was sufficiently attractive, loyal and fit to be declared winner in the competition organized in Beni Ammar, […]

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