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Iran’s Chief of Staff meeting visiting Afghan Defence Minister

TEHRAN — The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted on May 13 as saying that “Iran has spared no effort to help the security of Afghanistan.” Iran’s Major General Mohammad Bagheri made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Afghanistan Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami in Tehran on Sunday morning. The Chief of Staff ... Read More »

Anniversary of tragedy in Manas Airport

By Diloram Ismailov  Soon Kyrgyzstan will remember the victims of one of the most terrible tragedies in the history of the country. 39 people, including 17 children were killed under the wreckage of a cargo Boeing 747-400 crashed near capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek. Moreover Kyrgyz people will remember how in those tragic days the former President of Kyrgyzstan – ... Read More »

India is buying more Mi-35 gunships for the Afghan forces

The proposal comes after a request from the Afghan government The government of India is mulling to buy more Mi-35 gunship helicopters for the Afghan Air Force in a bid to bolster the fighting the capability of the Afghan national defense and security forces. The decision comes after a formal request from the Afghan Govt including during a visit to Delhi ... Read More »

Turkish police rescued 57 Pakistani migrants from human traffickers

Pakistani origin traffickers promised migrants to facilitate them in reaching Europe Turkish police have rescued fifty-seven Pakistani migrants who had been chained up in an Istanbul basement by people smugglers trying to extort money. According to the local media, human smugglers promised the migrants for passing them to Europe for $10,000, with the money to be paid after they arrived. ... Read More »

Kyrgyzstan’s strange democracy and approach

By Elnura M. Kadyrova — A new president Sooronbay Jeenbekov was elected in Kyrgyzstan. Officially he will take office on December 1, 2018 having completed the six-year rule of Almazbek Atambayev who is considered the ambiguous leader of this country. Almazbek Atambayev rule will be remembered not by economic or political achievements of Kyrgyzstan, but by extremely odious behavior and ... Read More »

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