Daily Monitor

March 13, 2019

Tajikistan: Internet just got way more expensive

With this price hike on mobile online data, the cost of going online in Tajikistan compares with that in Western Europe.
March 5, 2019

Iran and Armenia propose gas transit to Georgia

The deal would reduce the Caucasus’s reliance on Russian gas but could incur the ire of both Moscow and Washington.
March 5, 2019

Libyan Interior Ministry, IOM discuss mutual coope

Senior officials from the Libyan Interior Ministry and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Sunday discussed mutual cooperation to provide needs for illegal immigrants in Libya.
March 5, 2019

Volume of cargo transshipment from India,…

In January 2019, the volume of cargo transshipment from India and Pakistan through Turkish ports amounted to 189,700 tons, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend Feb. 27.
February 21, 2019

China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war

The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress yet toward ending a seven-month trade war, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.
February 21, 2019

Kazakh President,King of Saudi Arabia had telep…

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a telephone conversation with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Akorda press service says.
February 21, 2019

China walks Saudi-Iran tightrope as MBS visits

After Pakistan and India trips, Saudi crown prince begins China visit focused on energy and regional economic deals.
February 18, 2019

Kazakhstan strongly condemns terrorist act in …

"The Republic of Kazakhstan strongly condemns the terrorist act in Pulwama district, which resulted in the death and injuries of a large number of soldiers and civilians.
February 18, 2019

The Syrians returning home after years of …

After years of people fleeing Syria and its civil war, there are now long queues to enter the country each day. Jordan opened its Jaber border crossing last October after Syrian government troops defeated rebels who had controlled the other side.
February 18, 2019

Asian shares near four-month high, buoyed by …

Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks were making progress and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks.
February 17, 2019

There are 40 days until Brexit.

Britain is expected to leave the EU on March 29 and is yet to agree a deal with the bloc on the terms of its withdrawal.
February 17, 2019

Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

Saudi Arabia has pledged investment deals worth $20bn (£15.5bn) with Pakistan which is seeking to bolster its fragile economy.
February 17, 2019

Kazakhstan and Marshall Islands establish diplo…

A joint communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of the Marshall Islands was signed this week in New York by the permanent representatives of the two states to the UN, Kairat Umarov and Amatlain Elizabeth Kabua. The document entered into force after the signing.
February 11, 2019

Kazakhstan OKs agr’t on international treaties…

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev ratified the Agreement on international treaties of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda's press service.
February 11, 2019

Qatar revamps investment strategy after Kushner…

When news emerged that Qatar may have unwittingly helped bail out a New York skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, eyebrows were raised in Doha.
February 11, 2019

Russia, Turkey agree to ‘take decisive measures…

Defence ministers meet amid calls from Moscow for Ankara to do more to remove hard-line fighters from the province.
February 8, 2019

Russia says ready to help Taliban talks on US …

Offer made after Taliban leaders met with Afghan representatives in Moscow during 'very successful' negotiations.
February 8, 2019

Over 50,000 Turkish citizens live in Azerbaijan

As many as 55,000 Turkish citizens live in Azerbaijan, Trend reports with reference to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
February 8, 2019

Russia: we would be open to U.S. proposals for …

Russia would be prepared to consider new proposals from the United States to replace a suspended Cold War-era nuclear pact with a broader treaty that includes more countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday.
January 31, 2019

Georgia moves closer to transit deal with Russia

Tbilisi has set up a commission to implement a long-stalled deal with Russia to establish trade corridors through Abkhazia and South Ossetia. But political minefields lie ahead.