Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Aral Sea…Or Desert?

Originally posted on Leo's Silky Road Trip:
After crossing the border into Uzbekistan, we headed north towards the Aral Sea, scene to one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters. Formerly the world’s fourth-largest saltwater lake at 68,000 sq km…

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How US Companies Help Central Asian Autocrats Eavesdrop

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U.S. Firms Accused of Enabling Surveillance in Despotic Central Asian Regimes

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:
Cora Currier reports for The Intercept: ‘U.S. and Israeli companies have been selling surveillance systems to Central Asian countries with records of political repression and human rights abuse, according to a new report by…

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CIA torturers and their accomplices in other countries

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video from the USA says about itself: Obama Does Nothing Despite Horrifying Torture Report – #NoFilter 11 dec. 2014 This clip is from The Point with Ana Kasparian. … The Senate Intelligence…

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Distinguish Between Fact, Opinion, Belief, and Prejudice

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NATO is leaving Afghanistan, what next?

NATO completes a 13-year military mission in Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) will haul down its flag in Kabul. It will be replaced by the banner of a new mission called Resolute Support («strong support”), which … Continue reading

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Surveillance cameras are being installed on Tashkent streets

As reported by UZ24, with reference to daryo.uz, surveillance cameras will be installed on 160 intersections of the capital. They will monitor compliance with traffic rules by drivers of cars.

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President election campaign kicks off in Uzbekistan

Central Election Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan announced about launching of the President election campaign on December 26th of 2014.

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China will invest $550 million in the Uzbek national mobile service provider

China Development Bank (CDB) is going to invest in the Uzbek national operator “Uzmobile” establishing its GSM-network. For these purposes, in the years 2014-2017 the bank will allocate a loan worth $ 550 million the Uzbek government

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Uzbekistan expects $ 2.07 billion in Foreign investment in the oil and gas industry

It is expected that in 2015, Uzbekistan will get $3.5 billion in foreign investments, the newspaper “New Age” reported with reference to the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov anoncement.

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