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China's Xi strongly backs Afghanistan at regional conference

Mar. 31, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping issued strong backing for Afghanistan at a regional conference Thursday, while making no mention of human rights abuses by the country’s Taliban leaders. China's foreign minister, meanwhile, led calls for the U.S. to unfreeze Afghan assets held abroad...

China shows Afghanistan ambitions at multinational meetings

Mar. 30, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ambitions to have a major hand in Afghanistan's stability and development under the Taliban, while boosting its own stature, will be on display at a pair of multinational meetings it is hosting starting Wednesday. The talks offer a rare opportunity for...

Son succeeds father as Turkmenistan's new president

Mar. 19, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The son of Turkmenistan's former president was inaugurated Saturday as the new leader of the authoritarian Central Asian country. Serdar Berdymukhamedov, 40, took the oath of office a week after an election in which the central elections commission...

Turkmenistan leader's son wins presidential election

Mar. 15, 2022 04:00 AM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan established a political dynasty Tuesday, as authorities said the son of the Central Asian country's leader won its presidential election after an unusual vote-counting delay. Serdar Berdymukhamedov, 40, was the overwhelming favorite in...

Son of Turkmenistan’s leader wins presidential election after unusual vote-counting delay

Mar. 15, 2022 03:16 AM EDT
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Son of Turkmenistan’s leader wins presidential election after unusual vote-counting delay.

No result yet after Turkmenistan presidential election

Mar. 13, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — There is an unexpected wait for the result of Turkmenistan's presidential election that is widely expected to cement a political dynasty after authorities said Sunday they needed more time to count the votes. Serdar Berdymukhamedov, son of the...

Turkmenistan vote set to establish political dynasty

Mar. 12, 2022 12:01 PM EST

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan citizens voted Saturday in an election that could mark the beginning of a political dynasty for the gas-rich Central Asian nation's sitting president. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, 64, announced the vote last month, setting stage...

Son of Turkmenistan's leader to run in an early election

Feb. 14, 2022 22:05 PM EST

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The son of Turkmenistan's authoritarian leader will run in an early presidential election next month, a move that lays the foundation for a political dynasty in the gas-rich Central Asian republic. President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, 64, announced...