Author: Zardusht

London (20/5 – 20)One academic was asked about the internet eating their young. This triggered a heated debate about the use of the internet the freedom in presents, the dangers of unfettered go for it all to the public, the rise of the left, the response by the right, and AI, or Artificial Intelligence. The seriousness of the debate can be seen at the UK sponsored conference on AI at Bletchley Park. Following this was the adaptation of the European law on Artificial Intelligence. 28 countries at the summit, including the United States, China, and the European Union, have issued…

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Information about restoration on of military departments at Tajik higher educational institutions that has recently spread through social networks turned out to be unreliable.  It was also reported that students not studying at military departments will be called up for military service for six months. The news became resonant and Asia-Plus has contacted the relevant ministries for comments. It turned out that information is unreliable. An official source within the Ministry of Defense told Asia-Plus that “this issue had not been discussed by the government and no decision had been made on this matter; otherwise, the ministry would have been informed.” Navrouz Mirzo, a…

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A year ago Germany deported to Tajikistan an activist from that country’s exiled opposition movement who had been living in Dortmund since 2009. What happened next is a shocking example of what can occur when Germany fails to uphold safeguards in its increased efforts to deport unsuccessful asylum seekers. The Bundestag this month gave police greater powers to carry out deportations. The activist, Abdullohi Shamsiddin, 33, was deported to Tajikistan on January 18 2023. He was detained on arrival by the security services. Two months later he was convicted of trying to overthrow the constitution and jailed for seven years. No credible…

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The price of dried apricots in the markets of Sughd region has decreased by ten times compared to previous years. The price of dried apricots in the markets of Sughd region has decreased several times compared to previous years. Some traders buy dried apricots from farmers to store for next year. Boltuboy Hoshimov, a businessman from Sughd region, says, “the price of one kilogram of dried apricots has increased from 2 to 8-10 somoni, which is not a high price, and in previous years it was sold for more than 10 somoni.” The department of the Statistical Committee of Tajikistan…

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Russian authorities announce new restrictions on migrant workers almost every week. For whose benefit is this work? What could be its essence and ultimate purpose? Life under control The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia proposes new standards in the field of labor migration – a controlled life system. In this case, Russian news stations reported on November 28. These new rules are proposed for foreign citizens who do not have a reason to stay in Russia or who provide false information when entering the country. If the law is passed, persons who are in the territory of Russia without a reason will be deprived…

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Ibrahim Raisi, the president of Iran, visited Tajikistan on November 8 and met with Emomali Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan. The cancellation of visa (visa) for 30 days between Iran and Tajikistan was signed by the ministers of foreign affairs of the two countries. During this visit, the two sides also signed memorandums of understanding on transport, on the free economic zone and on the fight against narcotics, but the most important point in the visit of the Iranian president is the cancellation of military visas between the two countries. “The increase in flights between the two countries and the simplification…

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Jakarta, Surabaya (19/11 – 20) With the elimination of their national team on Saturday, Indonesia’s capabilities to put on its finest show as the host of the 2023 Under-17 World Cup will be tested. Indonesia has been given a second chance to host a global football tournament once again, with the 19th Edition of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, a moving spectacle held in Jakarta, Surabaya, Surakarta and Bandung, from 10 November to 2 December 2023. This opportunity arrived just months after FIFA stripped out Indonesia’s hosting rights for the 2023 FIFA Under-20 World Cup. The bid wa doomed by…

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London (11/11 – 40) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Sri Lanka’s membership with immediate effect, citing government interference in its administration. Sri Lanka’s sports ministry had dismissed Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) board and replaced it with an interim committee following poor World Cup performance – although the sacking was stayed by Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal. “The ICC board met today and determined that Sri Lanka Cricket is in serious breach of its obligations as a member, in particular the requirement to manage its affairs autonomously and ensure that there is no government interference in the governance, regulation…

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This aircraft has the ability to transport up to 60 tons of cargo in the direction of up to 4200 km. It is usually used to transport military equipment. On the night of October 19-20, an Il-76MD military aircraft caught fire at the military airport on the outskirts of Dushanbe. Video footage of the plane fire was sent by Radio Ozodi users. According to the users of Radio Ozodi, this incident happened at the airport of Hisar, close to Aini airport. Radio Ozodi’s efforts to get the opinion of the Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan did not work, on October 21, no one…

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Paris (08/11 – 75) Sri Lanka’s economic and political crisis of 2022 left the country bankrupt. Ranil Wickremesinghe took over as President of Sri Lanka in July 2022 when the country was in the middle of its worst economic and political crisis since independence in 1948. His predecessor, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, had been forced out of power after facing mass protests prompted by 12-hour power cuts and persistent fuel and food shortages. The nation was bankrupt.Wickremesinghe brought in the International Monetary Fund and has focused on reaching macroeconomic stability and driving tough but much-needed structural reforms. Today, as Sri Lanka embarks…

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