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Puppy eyes

November 24, 2020 8:16 am

Turkmenistan’s leader unveils a golden statue of a beloved dog breed. He is not the first leader to use animals for political ends.

Turkmenistan president unveils 19-foot gold-coated sculpture of his favourite dog breed

November 13, 2020 3:36 pm

The gilded statue, which honours the Central Asian shepherd dog known locally as Alabai, is erected on a traffic circle in Ashgabat, the Central Asian country’s capital city.

Explained: The strange case of Turkmenistan, the country with 'no COVID-19 cases'

July 12, 2020 2:45 pm

Turkmenistan and Covid-19: Due to strict government controls over the dissemination of information, it is difficult to assess the ground situation.

Turkmenistan bans use of the word 'coronavirus'

April 01, 2020 4:30 pm

According to media reports, the word has also been removed from health information brochures distributed in schools, hospitals and workplaces.

Turkmenistan opens plant to ship power to Afghanistan

September 09, 2018 10:57 am

Turkmenistan’s economy suffered severely when Russia stopped buying its gas. Its diversification efforts include the May opening of a new port on the Caspian Sea, and it is building a pipeline to ship gas to new customers in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Turkmenistan: Liquor stores closed in capital ahead of international sporting events

August 19, 2017 10:29 pm

There has been no announcement from the government of an alcohol ban. The merchants did not give their names, reflecting concern about the authoritarian country's intolerance of criticism.

Turkmenistan pardons over 1,000 prisoners for Ramadan

June 17, 2017 7:25 pm

The president called for those pardoned to "contribute to the large-scale work being carried out in the country and faithfully labour for the benefit of the Motherland."

India,Turkmenistan ink 7 pacts; agree to combat terrorism together

July 11, 2015 9:16 pm

During comprehensive talks between Modi and Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov both sides decided to intensify efforts in dealing with threats of terrorism, organised crime and illegal drug-trafficking.

US drone strike kills six in NW Pakistan

July 29, 2013 10:41 am

A US drone attack killed six militants and wounded three others in the northwestern area of Pakistan.

No bollywood to counter J LO

July 20, 2013 1:36 am

Petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily faced an unlikely opponent in Jennifer Lopez during his visit to Turkmenistan for discussions on the TAPI pipeline.