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Turkmenistan elects new president

Sunday, February 12, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 12, 2012

Turkmenistan is holding a presidential election.

This is the second election on an alternative basis in the country’s post-Soviet history. It became possible in 2006 after the death of lifelong leader Saparmurad Niyazov, who had ruled Turkmenistan for 16 years. Read more…

Turkmenistan:Power blasts may have killed 200 in Turkmenistan

Sunday, July 10, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 10,2011

Powerful explosions have occurred at a gunpowder warehouse in the central Asian nation of Turkmenistan. A human rights group in Europe says about 200 people were killed. Read more…