China has been actively pushing for the establishment of a semi-official multilateral platform for energy cooperation, particularly with its neighbors in central Asia, an industry official said Tue

Russia will provide US $ 500 million for CASA-1000 project which would provide 1000 MW to Pakistan. The offer came at a CASA-100 meeting.

A meeting of the Inter-Governmental Council (IGC) for CASA-1000 Project was held at Dubai on May 16-17.

About 28 percent of Bangladesh's total population (41.7 million) is living in urban areas, said a Unicef report released on Wednesday.

Health officials in Kyrgyzstan say they have diagnosed 70 new cases of HIV among children during a widespread check following a scandal over transmission of the virus in hospitals.

Russia plans to step up its international role in fighting infectious disease across eastern Europe and central Asia, in what some observers see as the latest effort by the Kremlin to reassert its

In another step towards food security, Odisha has been included in the international programme for Roots & Tuber Crops (RTC) initiated by the International Potato Centre (known by its Spanish a

A powerful earthquake killed at least 14 people in a heavily populated valley in Central Asia early on Wednesday, emergency officials said.

Almost all the casualties were in Uzbekistan, where officials confirmed 13 deaths.

The magnitude-6.1 temblor centred in Kyrgyzstan hit shortly after midnight in a mountainous area some 35 km away from the eastern Uzbek city of Ferghana, which has a popul

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 struck a mountainous location in southern Kyrgyzstan on the border with Uzbekistan early Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No casualties or serious damage were immediately reported from the temblor, which hit at about 1:35 a.m.

Chrysotile asbestos will not be listed as a hazardous industrial chemical that can be banned from import after countries including Canada and Ukraine blocked consensus, a United Nations spokesman said Friday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of states that have ratified the Rotterdam Convention despite the treaty's scientific review body having recommended the inclusion of "white" asbestos o

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