Thursday, 06 March 2008

5 March 2008 News Digest

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By Alima Bissenova (3/6/2008 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Foreign ministers of breakaway territories to meet in Moscow 22 February The Foreign ministers of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transdniestria are set to meet in Moscow on Friday. "The Abkhaz, South Ossetian and Trandniestrian foreign ministers plan to discuss issues related to preparations for a meeting of the presidents of our breakaway republics," Abkhaz Foreign Minister Sergei Shamba told Interfax on Friday. "We will also discuss the situation after the recognition of Kosovo's independence by a number of countries," he said.

Friday, 22 February 2008

20 February 2008 News Digest

Published in News Digest

By Alima Bissenova (2/22/2008 issue of the CACI Analyst)

U.S. AMBASSADOR CRITICIZES KYRGYZ CONSTITUTION AS 'STEP BACKWARD'8 FebruaryIn a statement in Bishkek, U.
Wednesday, 06 February 2008

6 February 2008 News Digest

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By Alima Bissenova (2/6/2008 issue of the CACI Analyst)

UZBEKISTAN CUTS GAS SUPPLIES TO TAJIKISTAN

24 January

Fathiddin Mukhsiddinov, a senior official of Tajikistan's state-owned natural gas distributor TojikGaz, said on January 24 in Dushanbe that Uzbekistan has cut its supplies of natural gas by one-third. Mukhsiddinov explained that the Uzbek decision to cut off gas supplies was due to the roughly $7 million in arrears that TojikGaz owes Uzbekistan. But he noted that the arrears arose from the fact that TojikGaz is owed some $5 million by the Tajik state-owned Barqi Tojik energy company, another $2.

Friday, 25 January 2008

23 January 2008 News Digest

Published in News Digest

By Alima Bissenova (1/25/2008 issue of the CACI Analyst)

Georgian prosecutors indict Patarkatsishvili for conspiracy, terrorism10 JanuaryThe Georgian Prosecutor General's Office has indicted businessman Arkady (Badri) Patarkatsishvili for a number of serious crimes, including conspiracy to overthrow the government, preparations for an attack on a political figure, and preparations for a terrorist attack, the Prosecutor General's Office told Interfax.  As Patarkatsishvili is outside Georgia at the present time, a summons to the Prosecutor General's Office for questioning will be delivered to his family, it said. (Interfax) 

KAZAKH MINISTER REPORTS ON FATAL MINE EXPLOSION13 JanuaryAt a press conference in the town of Abai in Karaganda Oblast, Kazakh Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Bozhko said on January 13 that the January 11 methane explosion at a local coal mine will result in the suspension of mining operations there "for many months.

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