Latest Turkmenistan News

UN refugee agency rushes aid to Pakistan amid raging floods

Sep. 05, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency rushed in more desperately needed aid Monday to flood-stricken Pakistan as the nation's prime minister traveled to the south where rising waters of Lake Manchar pose a new threat. Two UNHCR planes touched down in the southern port city of...

Turkmenistan restricts export of its local Alabay dog breed

Jul. 27, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan says if you’re trying to smuggle its prized native dog breed out of the country, you’re barking up the wrong tree. The government is now requiring that its celebrated Alabay dogs receive a passport before...

Putin's week: Facing NATO expansion, West's unity on Ukraine

Jul. 01, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

It has not been an easy week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He took his first foreign trip since the invasion of Ukraine to shore up relations with troublesome Central Asian allies. He watched as NATO declared Moscow its main enemy and invited Russia's neighbors Sweden and...

Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault

Jun. 30, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea island Thursday, potentially easing the threat to the vital Ukrainian port city of Odesa, but kept up their push to encircle the last stronghold of resistance in the eastern province of Luhansk. The...

Putin: Western leaders would look 'disgusting' topless

Jun. 30, 2022 05:22 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin shot back at Western leaders who mocked his athletic exploits, saying they would look “disgusting” if they tried to emulate his bare-torso appearances. Putin made the comment during a visit to Turkmenistan early Thursday when asked...

Caspian nations reaffirm pledge to keep foreign armies out

Jun. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of the other four countries along the Caspian Sea on Wednesday reaffirmed their shared commitment to keep foreign militaries out of the region. The presidents of Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan...