Pakistani State Workers Demand Big Pay Hike Amid Soaring Inflation.

Hundreds of government employees in Pakistan demanded pay rises as they demonstrated in the capital, Islamabad, on October 14. They want a 200-percent pay hike to keep pace with soaring consumer prices.

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Uzbek Company Starts Paying Overdue Salaries After Mass Protests.

The Uzbek company Enter Engineering has started paying overdue salaries to workers after they rioted over the back wages owed from the construction of a large gas-to-liquid facility.

Human Rights Watchdogs Urge Turkmenistan To Release Lawyer Allaberdyev.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says 10 human rights organizations have urged the Turkmen authorities to "immediately and unconditionally release" Pygambergeldy Allaberdyev, a lawyer "imprisoned on bogus charges that appear to be in retaliation for his a...

Kyrgyz Acting President Announces 'Economic Amnesty' After Powerful Oligarch's House Arrest.

Acting Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov has announced an "economic amnesty" for former officials who illegally enriched themselves through corruption, just a day after the former deputy chief of the Customs Service, Raimbek Matraimov, was detained a...

Diplomats On The Move As World Powers Push For End To Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting.

Armenian President Armen Sarkisian has left for Brussels for talks with the European Union and NATO while the Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers are in Moscow for talks with Russia in a diplomatic push to end the fighting over the breakawa...

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Uzbek Workers Riot At Gas Plant Over Food And Pay

Workers involved in the construction of a large gas-to-liquids plant in Uzbekistan's southern region of Qashqadaryo rioted on October 21 after their employer, Enter Engineering, failed to provide them with food adding to their ongoing frustration ...

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Thousands Of Workers Riot At Industrial Facility Under Construction In Uzbekistan's South.

Thousands of workers involved in the construction of a large gas-to-liquids facility in Uzbekistan's southern region of Qashqadaryo have rioted, storming the facility’s administration building by force.

Date Announced For New Kyrgyz Parliamentary Elections.

Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission has set December 20 as the date for new parliamentary elections after an October 4 vote was annulled following public protests that ousted the government and the parliament speaker and led to the resignatio...

Date Announced For New Kyrgyz Parliamentary Elections.

Kyrgyzstan's Central Election Commission has set December 20 as the date for new parliamentary elections after an October 4 vote was annulled following public protests that ousted the government and the parliament speaker and led to the resignatio...

Russian Priest Known For Controversial Statements Dies At 69.

Russian Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, known for his controversial public statements that led to public outcry and criticism, has died at the age of 69.

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Three Killed, More Than A Dozen Injured In Pakistan Explosion.

At least three people were killed and more than a dozen were injured when a powerful explosion shook the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on October 21, officials said.

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