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Uzbek-born businessman and philanthropist Alisher Usmanov has donated $10mn to help Uzbek doctors

bne IntelliNews July 31, 2020

Uzbek-born businessman and philanthropist Alisher Usmanov has donated $10mn to help Uzbek doctors, who are battling against the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

Turkey’s Armenia, Azerbaijan conflict role should be to “keep itself as far away as possible” says Armenian diplomat as military exercises are announced

bne IntelIiNews July 27, 2020

Ankara attempting to export “very destabilising” presence it has shown in eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and Middle East to South Caucasus says Yerevan’s envoy to Netherlands.

Azerbaijan blames Georgia for helping arm Armenia

Giorgi Lomsadze for Eurasianet July 20, 2020

According to the allegations, Georgia allowed a shipment of Serbian rocket launchers destined for Armenia to transit its territory.

Azerbaijan says 38,000 signed up for armed forces since fresh Armenia clashes

bne IntelIiNews July 19, 2020

Other developments include Baku threat to Armenian nuclear power station, Turkey pledging clear backing for “brother” Azeris and Russian military exercises.

Azerbaijani authorities crack down on pro-war demonstration in Baku

bne IntelliNews July 15, 2020

Demonstrators in Baku pushed for a full-blown war with Armenia after several days of the heaviest fighting between the two South Caucasus foes for years.

Death toll mounts as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan spill over

bne IntelliNews July 14, 2020

Azerbaijan reported the deaths of one of its generals and five other officers on July 14, in the worst outbreak of fighting over the dispute Nagorno Karabakh enclave in several years.

Turkmenistan urges citizens to start wearing masks to combat “dust”

bne IntelliNews July 14, 2020

New rules on masks and social distancing introduced after WHO visit look suspiciously like those used to contain coronavirus but Turkmenistan still claims to have no cases at all.

Iran blames misalignment and poor communications for UIA PS752 downing

bne IntelliNews July 13, 2020

The flight was shot down outside Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 people on board.

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov takes a holiday as WHO mission finally arrives in Ashgabat

bne IntelliNews July 8, 2020

Turkmenistan is one of the only countries worldwide that has not officially registered a single COVID-19 case. Independent reports say the virus has been allowed to spread to all regions of the country.

The bubonic plague has swapped its rats for marmots in Mongolia where two cases reported

Anand Tumurtogoo in Ulaanbataar July 7, 2020

On July 1, Mongolia’s National Centre for Zoonotic Disease (NCZD) reported two cases of the bubonic plague in the western part of Mongolia, in Khovd Province. Two brothers, aged 27 and 16, have caught the disease and are in critical condition