Central Asia

Why were 101 Uzbeks killed in the Netherlands in 1942?
Why were 101 Uzbeks killed in the Netherlands in 1942?

101 Uzbek soldiers, called "inferior people" were handpicked to be exhibited to the Dutch in an effort to join the Nazi regime

First day of Astana talks ends without result
First day of Astana talks ends without result

UN envoy for Syria de Mistura says proposals to de-escalate conflict are under 'very serious discussion' in Kazakh capital

10 killed in land mine blast in northwest Pakistan
10 killed in land mine blast in northwest Pakistan
New claims of Chinese oppression against Uyghur people
New claims of Chinese oppression against Uyghur people
Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to ISIL
Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to ISIL
Tajikistan's war against Islamic clothing
Tajikistan's war against Islamic clothing

The authorities have campaigned against the hijab as part of a crackdown that has also included forced beard shavings.

Turkmenistan enters potash market with $1.1 bn plant
Turkmenistan enters potash market with $1.1 bn plant

At full capacity, the plant will be able to produce 1.4 million tonnes of potash (potassium chloride) fertilizers annually, Turkmenistan's state news agency TDH reported.

Trial of fugitive banker Ablyazov begins in Kazakhstan
Trial of fugitive banker Ablyazov begins in Kazakhstan