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Saudi Arabia to build new Parliament in Tajikistan for $200 million

DUSHANBE: The government of Saudi Arabia has allocated around $200 million for construction of a new state-of-the-art building for the Tajik Parliament, Asia-Plus news agency reported. The...

Trump and the art of deal in Afghanistan

NEW YORK: The US President Donald Trump is faced with the task of making a decision on how to make Afghanistan great again using...

China bans Islamic names among its Muslims

HONG KONG: The government of China has reportedly banned the nation's Muslims from giving their children Islamic names that it deems too radical. A list...

India not happy with Australia’s scrapping of 457 visa

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a telephone call with the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has voiced his reservations about the Australia's decision...

US drops the biggest bomb on IS in Afghanistan

KABUL: The United States (US) military dropped the world's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State (IS) hideouts in Afghanistan on Thursday, according to...

Malala gets honorary Canadian citizenship

OTTAWA: Nobel Peace laureate and girls education advocate Malala Yousafzai is on a visit to Canada to receive her honorary citizenship and address the country's...

Silk Road revival begins with first train from London to China

LONDON: The journey to connect London to China by reviving the old silk road  under China's One Belt, One Road initiative started with the first...

Russia and Tajikistan to hold joint counter-terrorism drills, Russian Military

MOSCOW: Russia and Tajikistan will be holding joint counter-terrorism drills on March 27-30, according to the press service of Russia’s Central Military District. On March 27-30, 2017 joint...

Fashion retailer H & M opens first store in Kazakhstan

ALMATY: The global fashion retailer H & M held a grand opening of the first H&M store in Kazakhstan at MEGA Alma-Ata on 18th...

ING faces $800 million probe over corruption in Uzbekistan

AMSTERDAM: ING is facing a criminal investigation by Dutch prosecutors into its role in money laundering and corruption in Uzbekistan that could result in...

Apple launches red iPhone, cheaper iPad

NEW YORK: Apple on Tuesday announced a new version of its 9.7-inch iPad, and a special edition of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7...

Mongolia and Kenya sign banking cooperation agreement

NAIROBI: Kenya Banking Association (KBA) and the Mongolian Bankers Association (MBA), members of the IFC-supported Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

Vodafone and Idea in $23 billion deal to create new telecom giant

NEW DELHI: Britain's Vodafone Group and Idea Cellular agreed on Monday to merge their Indian operations in a $23 billion deal, creating the country's...

China and Kyrgyzstan to boost military ties

BEIJING: China and Kyrgyzstan are preparing plans to upgrade their bilateral military ties, according to the the China Military Online site. "Bilateral relations have reached an...

India’s Adani to finalise Australia coal investment

NEW DELHI: India's Adani Enterprises said it would finalise an investment decision by June and work on a giant coal mine in Queensland can...

Green Gold: Taliban make $15 million a year from selling pistachios

KABUL: Taliban fighters have made $15 million for their insurgency activities in 2016 from harvesting Afghanistan’s “green gold,” pistachios, over 32,000 hectares in the Kushki Kuhna...

Turkmen President woos Qatari investors

DOHA: The president of Turkmenistan went to Qatar on a two-day trip this week to attract Qatari businessmen to invest in Turkmenistan and to make...

Bangladesh signs deep sea exploration deal with Posco Daewoo

DHAKA: The government of Bangladesh and South Korean company Posco Daewoo Corporation have signed a joint agreement to explore oil, gas and mineral resources in deep...

Russia, Turkey and Iran to go ahead with Syria talks in Kazakhstan

ASTANA: Russia, Turkey and Iran are pressing ahead with a fresh round of Syria talks in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on...

Not enough visas for Afghans who worked for the U.S.

WASHINGTON: Just over 1,400 visas are left in a special programme for Afghans who worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan, less than a...

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Green Gold: Taliban make $15 million a year from selling pistachios

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India threatens of revenge against Pakistan over soldiers’ death

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army has vowed revenge against Pakistan for killing and mutilating two Indian soldiers while patrolling the Kashmir border. Indian army accused...