Daily Monitor

February 1, 2023

Russia concerned about ‘escalation’ around Iran

Top Russian diplomat criticizes remarks by US Secretary of State about ‘military options to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons
February 1, 2023

Pakistan mosque blast: What is behind the deadly attack?

Authorities are investigating how a suicide bomber killed at least 100 people at a mosque in a high security zone in Peshawar, Pakistan
February 1, 2023

Watchdog’s Corruption Score For Eurasia Sinks In 2022, Remains Well Below Global Average

Corruption remains rampant in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) compiled by Transparency International, which called for leaders in the region to finally address the problem
February 1, 2023

Will more NATO support increase tensions in Asia?

A visit to South Korea and Japan by the head of NATO this week highlights the alliance’s strategic priority to push back against China and North Korea, while addressing the global impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine
February 1, 2023

Can PM Modi’s budget deliver for India’s poor?

Despite being its last full budget before the general elections in 2024, Narendra Modi’s government is expected to shun populism in favour of fiscal discipline
January 30, 2023

Chinese ports see surging trade with SE.Asia during holidays, signaling robust growth in 2023

During the just-concluded Chinese New Year holidays, the first after China moved to resume normal operations at border ports
January 30, 2023

The Azadi Briefing: Afghanistan Plunged Into Darkness Amid Massive Power Outages

Welcome to The Azadi Briefing, a new RFE/RL newsletter that unpacks the key issues in Afghanistan
January 20, 2023

Countries of Central Asia Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with EU

The Mission of Kazakhstan to the European Union (EU) co-hosted an event to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Central Asian countries and the EU at the European External Action Service (EEAS) headquarters in Brussels on Jan. 17, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign […]
January 20, 2023

Kazakh Capital to Host Expert Meeting on Central Asia 2030

The Central Asia 2030: Visions of the Future expert meeting will take place in Astana on Jan. 20, reported the press service of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (KazISS)
January 16, 2023

Hungarian PM, Organization of Turkic States official meet in Budapest, discuss cooperation

Hungarian PM, Organization of Turkic States official meet in Budapest, discuss cooperation
October 18, 2022

Turkish president arrives in Kazakhstan for talks, regional summit

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, host Kassym-Jomart Tokayev hold one-on-one talks to discuss bilateral ties, regional issues […]
October 18, 2022

Türkiye to continue supporting Kazakhstan’s stability, peace: Erdoğan

Türkiye will continue to support Kazakhstan’s territorial integrity, stability and peace, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said […]
October 18, 2022

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to civilian EU mission alongside border

The two-month EU mission aims to help the arch rivals delineate their common borders, the European Council says […]
October 18, 2022

Austria elections: Van der Bellen set to win presidential race

Preliminary results indicate that Austrians have reelected the incumbent president by a clear majority […]
October 18, 2022

North Korea says missile tests simulated striking South with tactical nuclear weapons

Kim Jong-un said his forces were ‘completely ready to hit and destroy targets at any time from any location’ […]
October 12, 2022

Asia chipmaker shares slide after US curbs on China

Shares in major Asian computer chipmakers have slumped after the US announced tough new measures to restrict sales of technology to China […]
October 12, 2022

Germany launches probe into suspected Nord Stream ‘sabotage’

German federal prosecutors announced an investigation into suspected blasts that damaged gas pipelines between Russia and Europe […]
October 12, 2022

PLA remains powerful force for world peace

Military boosts building of community with a shared future for mankind […]
October 7, 2022

Hong Kong offers 500,000 free air tickets to tempt tourists back

Hong Kong attracted around 56 million visitors a year before the pandemic, and now the popular destination is taking significant steps to win tourists back […]
October 7, 2022

Nord Stream leaks: Swedish probe ‘strengthens suspicions of sabotage’

An investigation of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe has strengthened suspicions of “serious sabotage” […]