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CSTO gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan to start in two days; process to last at least 10 days

CSTO gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan to start in two days; process to last at least 10 days

Tokayev addressing the Kazakhstan Majilis (Kazinform) NUR-SULTAN:   The gradual withdrawal of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) peacekeeping troops from Kazakhstan will begin in the next two days, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has said. The troops arrived in Kazakhstan after Tokayev called them to help restore peace in the country following clashes and acts of […]

Kyrgyzstanis protest detention of musician in Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstanis protest detention of musician in Kazakhstan

Protestors in Bishkek call for the release of Kyrgyz musician held in Kazakhstan (Photo: Kabar) BISHKEK: About 50 supporters, colleagues, friends and concerned citizens have gathered in front the Kazakhstan embassy in Kyrgyzstan to call for the release of Vikram Ruzakhunov, a well-known Kyrgyz jazz musician and the executive director of the Jazz Bishkek Spring […]

Kazakhstan’s crisis: Historical comparison to Korean Peninsula’s geostrategic situation in late 19th century

Kazakhstan’s crisis: Historical comparison to Korean Peninsula’s geostrategic situation in late 19th century

By Jong-eun Lee Lecturer , International Studies,  American University SEOUL: This week, Kazakhstan has experienced widespread domestic protests, resulting in the intervention of “peacekeeping” troops from the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) member states, including Russia. The mass protests began at first, in response to the state’s raising of LPG price, but were also an expression […]

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: 2021 has started in Kyrgyzstan with elections and ended with elections. In general, 2021 was rich in elections and political events. The country continued to fight with novel coronavirus and at last the economic activity started to be restored. The early presidential elections and a referendum The early presidential elections were […]

NATO recommendations should be used to save lives

NATO recommendations should be used to save lives

With Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO Secretary General (2009 – 2014) and Nicola de Santis By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Going through the recent assessment of NATO’s engagement in Afghanistan and the ensuing recommendations, I had an eerie feeling of déjà-vu. One recommendation read: “When planning and conducting future operations, Allies should continuously assess strategic interests, remain […]

War: Industry of poverty and hunger out of nothing!! – Part III

War: Industry of poverty and hunger out of nothing!! – Part III

(DR Congo soldiers after rebels kill farmers (AP) By Dr. Hassan Humeida – Germany KIEL: War is the most atrocious way to create poverty and hunger and misery. Because of war, people cannot live in security and dignity in their own territories and regions. Sometimes, war spreads and breaks out like wildfire, reaching capitals and […]

Moon says U.S., China, North Korea agree in principle on end-of-war declaration

Moon says U.S., China, North Korea agree in principle on end-of-war declaration

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the United States, China and North Korea agree in principle on declaring a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War and Seoul will push to make it happen. Moon was speaking at a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison after bilateral summit talks in Canberra. […]

War: Industry of poverty and hunger out of nothing!! – Part I

War: Industry of poverty and hunger out of nothing!! – Part I

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY: One of the indicators of the backwardness of peoples in modern times is the outbreak of war instead of peace. War is defined in international law in simple way as the phenomenon of organized collective violence that negatively affects either the relationships between two or more societies or the balance […]

Uzbekistan starts mass production of Qalqon 4×4 domestic armored vehicles

Uzbekistan starts mass production of Qalqon 4×4 domestic armored vehicles

By Dilmurod Jumaboyev Editor-in-chief of Vodiymedia.uz TASHKENT: The State Committee of Uzbekistan for Defense Industry announced that mass production of Qalqon 4×4 armored vehicles, designed by the local weapons production company, has been begun. The factory tests of the vehicle were completed and after reports of experts that Qalqon 4×4 complies with the relevant demands […]

Setting the record straight in Afghanistan: Need to explain what NATO really did

Setting the record straight in Afghanistan: Need to explain what NATO really did

ROMA: The former number two of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has insisted on setting the record straight on what happened in Afghanistan, making a clear distinction between what the Americans did and what the alliance did. “In Afghanistan, the mistakes made are there for all to see, but we must be careful not […]

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