The Super Cup game heralding the beginning of the football season took place behind closed doors, and saw perennial domestic champions FC Istiklol come from behind to beat FC Khujand 2-1 in the capital Dushanbe.
The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States is ready to welcome Uzbekistan as a new member while Turkmenistan expects to become an observer state.
The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States was established in 2009 as an intergovernmental organisation aiming to promote comprehensive cooperation among Turkic speaking states.
In an op-ed for Global Times, the Turkish President highlights Turkey and China's historical ties and writes about their significance in the emerging new world order.
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Qatar, China, and Iran arrived for Asian cooperation summit in Tajikistan, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the world to respect UN resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.
Media watchdog Reportes Without Borders (RSF) warns political leaders' hostility towards the media have "fuelled an unprecedented level of fear and danger for journalists".
Kazakhstan's leader for the past thirty years has voluntarily left the presidency, a first in the region.
Meanwhile, around 100 Afghan soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighbouring Turkmenistan during a weeklong battle with the Taliban in the western Badghis province.
Mariah Carey’s upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia is just the latest episode of American celebrities flirting with dictators in exchange for substantial fees.
Amid ongoing tensions with the US, Moscow and Tehran are embarking on naval cooperation in the Caspian Sea, where huge oil and gas resources reside.
From increased trade connectivity with Europe to construction of energy pipelines and some room for political optimism - this is some of the progress in Afghanistan that hasn't been making headlines.
Turkmenistan is a strategic nation in the region, with deep influence over Russian expansionism in the region, stability in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and energy security worldwide. Is this sustainable and what's at risk?
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