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Turkmenistan hosts the 1st Caspian Economic Forum
The five states surrounding the Caspian sea are seeking to deepen their cooperation in the industrial, trade and tourism sectors at the 1st Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenistan.
Facing up to the challenges of the fast disappearing Aral Sea
Focus takes stock of the situation of the Aral Sea. The subject - from an ecological point of view - is as worrying as that of deforestation in the Amazon. Five Heads of State from Central Asia just met in Turkmenistan to show their common commitment to this huge ecological and economic challenge.
Five nations sign landmark deal on status of Caspian Sea
The convention sees five nations - Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan – agree to the status of the disputed body of water.
Turkmen section of trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline completed
The pipeline — developed by the TAPI Pipeline Company — will carry 33 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year and create about 12,000 jobs.
Asian Games end on high note in Ashgabat
For 10 days, the sporting flame lit up Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat.
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games end on a high note
The Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games came to an end.
Running to find peace and fight prejudice in Ashgabat
For the first time a refugee team takes part in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
Hamad Al Attiayah shines for Oman at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Hamad Al Attiayah is the rising star of the Qatari team, and he shone the brightest on day nine of the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
Hong Kong's swimming team breaks Asian Games record
It was a dream team result for Hong Kong’s women on day eight of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat.
South Korea fighting fit at Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
South Korea’s taekwondo was on top of the world after it scooped seven medals at the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat.
China claims gold in track cycling at Asian Games
A sporting celebrity back home, Hong Kong’s Lee Wai Sze is one of the stars of track cycling at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat.
Syria scores gold in Ashgabat
Syria has been scoring gold at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat.
Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games: Turkmenistan's women strike gold
Hello and welcome from Ashgabat.
Australia aims for gold in Ashgabat
The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games are in full swing in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat.
Asian Games kick off in Ashgabat
The arrival of the official flame has kicked off the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat.
Game on for Ashgabat and Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Ashgabat is in the spotlight.
Ashgabat gears up for Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Ashgabat, the Turkmenistan capital, awaits the guests of the Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, also known as AIMAG.
Word of the day: Goresh
This Turkmen form of belt wrestling is becoming more and more popular - not just among men, but also women.
Cooking without gas on the road to Ashgabat
Turkmen made use of brutal summer weather conditions to cook their "ichlekli" in hot sand and embers
Ashgabat Carpet Museum home to ancient treasures
Ashgabat’s Carpet Museum boasts more than 2.
Ashgabat gears up for Games
Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat is gearing up to host one of the main sporting events in the region – the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
Turkmenistan's Akhal-Teke: the world's oldest horse
The Akhal-Teke is one of the most beautiful and oldest equine breeds in the world.
Turkmenistan's 'protector' wins third term with '97 percent of vote'
President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan has won a third term in office, with a largely expected landslide in Sunday’s election.
The future of car driving is electric, say experts
How can we persuade people to replace cars with bicycles and electric cars, and to use public transport more often?
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan inaugurate apis Lazuli railway
The presidents of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan on Monday officially opened a new railroad that will link the oil-rich former Soviet republic with Afghanistan.
Adapting transport to the challenges of the modern world
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