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5 October 2010

Stories from 5 October 2010

Afghanistan: Opium production down, but prices rise

Nick Fielding says that, according to the latest UN Office on Drugs and Crime report, Afghan opium production decreased significantly due to a disease that affected the crop. Nevertheless, income...

Kuwait: Let the Tomatoes Rot!

Tomatoes are now eight times more expensive in Kuwait than they were a month ago - and netizens are not taking the change in prices in stride. They cannot find...

Kazakhstan: A university's battle over a license

Avicenna reports on the ongoing conflict between the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research and the Ministry of Education and Science, as the latter suspended the university's license.

Tajikistan: Sewing a pattern

Alpharabius ponders on the situation in Tajikistan in the aftermath of a series of destabilizing occurences involving Islamic militants and escaped convicts.

Turkmenistan: Real independent Turkmen media

Annasoltan reviews a new “private” newspaper in Turkmenistan and says that it can't be regarded as a normal independent publication. Instead, she offers to take a look at the two...

Turkmenistan: Geopolitics in relations with Turkey

At a recent gala summit, Turkey again evinced its aspiration to be the “big brother” to its post-Soviet kindred. Yet, the Turks need to be careful in Turkmenistan, argues neweurasia’s...

Bangladesh: The History Of Ahsan Manzil

Eye In The Sky posts the history and travel tips of the legendary Pink Palace in Dhaka – The Ahsan Manzil.

Brazil: Presidential elections go to second round, social media step in

A last-minute surge by Green Party candidate Marina Silva has pushed Brazil's presidential election into a second round with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's widely tipped successor, Dilma Rousseff, narrowly...

Venezuela: Analysis and Reactions to Legislative Election Results

The results of the legislative elections of September 26 gave the opposition 65 seats in the National Assembly, even though they obtained the majority of the vote with 52%; while...

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