Author: Kilasar

The Soviet Union’s collapse 32 years ago led to rapid change, economic collapse, and violence. In Tajikistan, that violence slid rapidly into civil war. Reflecting on the Soviet Union’s collapse 32 years ago and attempting to draw any sort of conclusion is often a matter of perspective. In his new book, “Moscow’s Heavy Shadow: The Violent Collapse of the USSR,” Dr. Isaac McKean Scarborough, an assistant professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Leiden University, writes of the collapse from one of the Soviet Union’s most distant peripheries — Dushanbe. In doing so, he highlights a perspective not often taken…

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In a sensational fight to the finish at the 2023 Hankook 12H KUWAIT, CP Racing secured its second successive overall win at the event by just half a second over Manamauri Energy by Ebimotors, the closest ever finish to an official 24H SERIES powered by Hankook race. After more than 11 hours of uninterrupted racing, the CP Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 (#85, Charles Putman / Charles Espenlaub / Joe Foster / Shane Lewis) and the Manamauri Energy by Ebimotors Porsche 992 GT3 R (#93, Fabrizio Broggi / Sabino de Castro / Sergiu Nicolae / Papi Cosimo) went into the final 25…

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Brussels (21/10 – 75) In May 2022, tens of ethnic Pamiri protesters were killed by security forces as demonstrations were violently suppressed and an “anti-terrorist operation” was launched in the east of the country. Activists, local leaders, journalists and bloggers were arrested and sentenced in unfair trials. Many reported being tortured. Access to information, including through the media and internet, remained heavily restricted. Domestic violence remained widespread with victims rarely securing justice or support. Afghan refugees continued to be detained and deported. Tajikistan’s economic and political life continued to be tightly controlled by the president, in the 30th year of…

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Kuwait reaffirmed its rejection for the inclusion of any call for phasing out fossil fuels consumption and production in the COP28 draft final climate deal, Oil Minister Saad Al Barrak said in statements to Kuwait’s state news agency (KUNA) on Monday. However, the minister said his country deeply believes in the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions to protect environment.Top ArticlesRead More “This goal could be achieved through the introduction of new technical and control solutions,” he argued, noting that ditching fossil fuels “would, undoubtedly, gravely impact the global economy and create enormous problems for the energy sector and the…

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Providing what the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) firm said is not only an example of its readiness to address 5G monetisation challenges in use cases in areas such as the internet of things (IoT), wearables and Industry 4.0, leading MENA operator du has announced the successful conclusion of the UAE’s first 5G-Advanced 5G reduced capability (RedCap) trial over a commercial network. Over the course of the past few years, low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies that were specifically developed for IoT applications have gained maturity and scale. Depending on the scope of the IoT deployments, the most suitable technology options for applications requiring a high data…

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Parliamentarian Hamad Al-Olayan has directed a parliamentary inquiry to the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, regarding the Ministry’s protocols for preventing individuals with Israeli citizenship, holding Gulf or foreign passports, from entering Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Olayan sought clarification on whether the Ministry of Interior has a defined strategy aimed at bolstering Kuwait’s security and enforcing laws prohibiting normalization with Israelis.Specifically, he inquired about measures to prevent the entry of individuals with Israeli nationality, even if they hold passports and nationalities from other foreign countries. He also sought details on the mechanisms employed…

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Kuwait: Amid the ongoing war between Israel and the Hamas militant group, an Indian nurse working at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital in Kuwait has been accused of supporting Israel, local media reported. According to Arabic daily Al-Rai, nurse, whose identity has not been revealed, has displayed the flag of Israel on her WhatsApp status. This comes to light after lawyer Ali Habab Al-Duwaikh filed a complaint before the Public Prosecution against the nurse for supporting the actions of the Israelis in killing Palestinian children, bombing Baptist Hospital. The lawyer demanded that legal measures to be taken against her. Supporting the Israel on…

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Frankfurt (11/09 – 20) Two international human rights organizations have called on the Tajikistan government to immediately release jailed lawyer and human rights activist Manuchehr Kholiknazarov, as well as other activists and journalists. The International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the international non-profit organization CIVICUS, which bills itself as “a global alliance aimed at strengthening the action of citizens and civil society around the world,” in their message published specially on the eve of Independence Day, September 8, focus on the fact that Tajik human rights activist and civil society activist Manuchehr Kholiknazarov was falsely sentenced to a long…

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 25: Kuwait’s exports of July 2023 experienced significant growth, with a 37% increase from the previous month, totaling approximately 6.6 million dinars. This surge marks a substantial rise from the 18 million dinars recorded in June. These exports were distributed across various regions, including Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Arab nations, and European countries. Exports to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries reached around 17 million dinars, a remarkable 59.5% increase compared to June, accounting for 69% of total Kuwaiti exports in July.Additionally, exports to Arab countries increased by 3% to 7.447 million dinars, constituting 30.3% of total exports.…

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The land and maritime borders between Kuwait and Iraq have been established through a series of political agreements spanning more than 90 years. These agreements have also received ratification from the United Nations and the Security Council. However, Iraq has exhibited a consistent pattern of reneging on these agreements with Kuwait, periodically sparking border crises. These political disputes occasionally escalate into violent military confrontations. The most recent instance of Iraqi backtracking on border matters occurred on Sept 4, 2023, when an Iraqi court nullified the Kuwait-Iraq agreement on the maritime border, which was established in 2012 (known as the Khor Abdullah…

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