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Who Punk'd Whom? Uzbek Women Evicted Back Into Hardship After Presidential 'Giveaway'

May 30, 2019           |                                       

When Uzbek officials told eight women in Andijon that they and their families would receive newly constructed townhouses to mark a visit by President Shavkat Mirziyoev, the news seemed too good to be true. In their long-sequestered, post-Soviet autocracy of tightly controlled media and around 32 million people, that has a way of happening. “On […]

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IMF Team To Visit Pakistan For Talks On Support Package

April 15, 2019           |                                       

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will send a team to Pakistan later this month to continue negotiations over a support package, amid efforts by the South Asian country to deflect an economic crisis. “At the request of the authorities, an IMF mission will be going to Pakistan before the end of April to […]

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Ukraine Bans All Flights To Russia After Opposition Politicians' Moscow Visit

April 3, 2019           |                                       

The Ukrainian government has banned unscheduled flights to Russia after a recent visit to Moscow by two opposition politicians. The action was initiated by Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who said on April 3 that presidential candidate Yuriy Boiko and Opposition Platform — For Life party official Viktor Medvedchuk had “used a loophole in Ukraine’s […]

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