Archives for January February March April 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Submit 2020-04-09 | Health Central Asian countries pull together to fight intensifying coronavirus battle The mutual co-operation of regional countries on information sharing and logistics is in sharp contrast to how Moscow is approaching the dangerous situation. 2020-04-09 | Health China earns billions selling faulty coronavirus equipment to nations in need China, in a bid to appear as a benevolent power amid the crisis, has exported protective equipment around the world, but masks and tests have turned out to be useless. 2020-04-08 | Health Coronavirus crisis highlights Uzbekistan's willingness to help neighbours Uzbekistan has sent trains full of aid to Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan as citizens work together to support each other. 2020-04-07 | Health US bolsters support for Central Asian states in fight against coronavirus The US government through various programmes is helping equip laboratories, providing vital protective gear, and combating disinformation about the coronavirus throughout the region. 2020-04-06 | Security Afghan forces arrest leader of 'Islamic State' Khorasan branch Special forces arrested Aslam Farooqi, leader of the IS Khorasan branch, and 19 other fighters of the group in a 'complex operation' in Kandahar Province. 2020-04-06 | Health International banks step in to help Central Asia mitigate coronavirus crisis Initiatives by the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank are aimed at mobilising financing to combat the spread of the outbreak in the region. 2020-04-06 | Health Chinese cover-up of coronavirus fueled world pandemic, top official says If China had been transparent about how dangerous COVID-19 was at the beginning, the world would have had time to react, saving thousands of lives and avoiding much of the current chaos. 2020-04-03 | Media EU, NATO denounce Russian, Chinese disinformation on COVID-19 pandemic Disinformation and misinformation about the coronavirus continue to proliferate around the world, putting millions of lives at risk. 2020-04-03 | Energy Kazakhstan bans Russian fuel imports in bid to buoy domestic producers Kazakh refineries have been able to meet domestic demand since 2018 after modernising their facilities. 2020-04-02 | Diplomacy Uzbekistan, Afghanistan reaffirm co-operation amid coronavirus pandemic Mirziyoyev and his Afghan counterpart Ghani vowed to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 and reaffirmed their commitment to establishing peace in Afghanistan. 2020-04-01 | Crime & Justice Moscow fights coronavirus 'fake news' at home, yet promotes it abroad While authorities crack down on false information about COVID-19 inside Russia, the Kremlin is carrying out a co-ordinated effort to spread disinformation about the virus throughout the world.