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World - International
3/26/2024 11:22:18 AM
The alleged involvement of four Tajiks in a deadly attack in Moscow has shaken Tajik society, highlighting the risks posed by Central Asia's jihadist legacy.

Business - Economy
2/25/2024 9:43:36 PM
There is no connection between increasing the value of Egypt’s upcoming loan from the International Monetary Fund and the possibility of receiving refugees from Gaza in case of an Israeli attack on the city of Rafah, Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the IMF said on Sunday.

Business - Economy
1/31/2024 6:55:56 PM
Jihad Azour, director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), told Ahram Online that Egypt's GDP growth rate could increase by 5-6 percent if the government allows the private sector to play a leading role in Egypt's economy and reconsiders the role of the public sector.

Business - Economy
1/31/2024 2:50:16 PM
The Red Sea crisis will further elevate public sector gross financing needs for most emerging markets and middle-income countries in MENA, especially Egypt and Tunisia, stated the Regional Economic Outlook (REO) report on the Middle East and Central Asia.

World - International
11/9/2023 3:50:36 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Kazakhstan Thursday to cement Moscow's ties with its old ally, while Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi criticised the West over the Israeli war on Gaza, during the 16th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit in Uzbekistan.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
10/17/2023 8:26:22 PM
As the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings finished last week in Marrakesh, Director of the fund’s Middle East and Central Asia Department Jihad Azour discussed Egypt’s economic priorities with Nevine Kamel in Marrakesh

Business - Economy
10/12/2023 4:57:31 PM
It is necessary and critical for Egypt to adopt a flexible regime for its exchange rate in order to protect its economy from the external shocks that are continuing to emerge, Jihad Azour, the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), told Ahram Online.

World - International
9/1/2023 3:37:19 PM
Kazakhstan's leader on Friday called for a referendum on the construction of a nuclear power plant in the Central Asian country marked by the legacy of devastating Soviet nuclear tests.

World - Region
8/30/2023 7:37:18 PM
Kyrgyzstan said Wednesday that it had repatriated 95 wives and children of jihadists from detention camps in Syria, in the third such operation by the Central Asian country.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
7/29/2023 7:27:00 PM
A new alliance with Central Asian countries opens up new economic and security horizons to the Gulf.

World - International
7/9/2023 2:33:01 PM
Polling stations opened in Uzbekistan at 8:00am (0300 GMT) Sunday for a presidential election set to hand the incumbent Shavkat Mirziyoyev a third term as head of the Central Asian state.

World - Region
6/30/2023 2:52:26 PM
Iran will be formally approved as a member of the regional Shanghai Cooperation Organisation with China, Russia and Central Asian countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

World - International
6/8/2023 5:30:24 PM
Turkmenistan's authoritarian leader launched an "unprecedented" anti-smoking crusade Thursday, ordering the Central Asia country to rid itself completely of tobacco within two years.

World - International
5/30/2023 8:01:44 PM
Kyrgyzstan will host the second European Union-Central Asia Summit on Friday, head of the foreign policy department of the presidential administration of Kyrgyzstan Muratbek Azymbakiev said Tuesday.

World - International
5/18/2023 5:32:06 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off a summit with Central Asian leaders on Thursday, seeking to build regional influence as G7 leaders hold a rival gathering in Japan.

World - International
5/4/2023 1:17:00 PM
India's foreign minister is expected to hold bilateral talks Thursday with counterparts from China and Russia ahead of a Central Asian security forum meeting.

Business - Economy
5/3/2023 3:06:52 PM
Adopting a flexible exchange rate regime under the current IMF loan programme for Egypt is key to attract more investors, ensure hard currency liquidity and raise confidence in the economy, said Jihad Azour, the director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the fund.

Business - Economy
4/26/2023 5:08:05 PM
Central banks in the Middle East and Central Asia (MECA) region, including Egypt, may need to adopt tighter monetary policies in order to tackle surging inflation, according to the second chapter of the IMF Regional Economic Outlook May 2023 Report.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Culture
4/25/2023 8:25:02 PM
Stories about the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan have been finding a more and more important place in the international media — as two Paris exhibitions confirm, writes David Tresilian

World - Region
4/20/2023 9:32:12 PM
Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Thursday opened the country's permanent embassy in Turkmenistan and said the move will strengthen Israel's position in Central Asia.

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