Caucasus - Central Asia

Ex-Soviet summit postponed amid worries over Putin's health

Ex-Soviet summit postponed amid worries over Putin's health

By Gleb Bryanski and Andrei Makhovsky

MOSCOW/MINSK | Fri Oct 26, 2012

 

 

(Reuters) - A summit of leaders of ex-Soviet states scheduled for the start of November has been postponed, an official said on Friday, amid talk thatRussian President Vladimir Putin is suffering from back trouble.

The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a loose group created as the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991, said earlier this month the summit was due to take place in Turkmenistan on November 2.

"The (new) dates are being confirmed. They are being agreed with all the presidents," said CIS spokeswoman Vera Yakubovskaya. She declined to give any reason for the postponement.

Bin Laden in Abbottabad: Report gives military, govt, ISI clean bill

Bin Laden in Abbottabad: Report gives military, govt, ISI clean bill

October 23, 2012

While Osama bin Laden’s ghost continues to haunt many after the May 2, 2011 raid, an independent commission has found that the government and security establishment did not know about the al Qaeda kingpin’s presence in the country.

CSTO Holds First-Ever Peacekeeping Exercises

CSTO Holds First-Ever Peacekeeping Exercises

Joshua Kucera
October 8, 2012

The Collective Security Treaty Organization has begunwhat it calls its first-ever peacekeeping exercise, in Kazakhstan.

Haqqani Network is part of the Taliban -- Siraj Haqqani

Haqqani Network is part of the Taliban -- Siraj Haqqani

BILL ROGGIO
October 5, 2012

 

Haqqani Network leader Sirajauddin Haqqani, who is closely linked to al Qaeda, denied that his forces operate separately from the Taliban and said his followers are loyal to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.

Afghanistan imposes currency curbs in response to Iran rial dive

Afghanistan imposes currency curbs in response to Iran rial dive

Sharafuddin Sharafyar

Oct 4, 2012

 

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan has imposed a cap on U.S. dollar flows across the border with Iran amid clashes there between Iranian police and protesters prompted by a collapse in the rial currency, Afghan police said on Thursday.

Georgia looks ahead after election shake-up

Georgia looks ahead after election shake-up 


Deutsche Welle, 2 October 2012
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