Kyrgyzstan’s president declares Sept. 19 as national mourning day

 Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov signed a decree on Sunday, declaring Sept. 19 as a day of national mourning, according to local news agency Kabar. An armed conflict took place at the Kyrgyz-Tajik border on Sept. 14-17 and resulted in the death of Kyrgyz people. The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry also said

Greece’s ‘hostile act’ against NATO ally Türkiye ‘shocking’

 It is shocking that Greece engaged in a “hostile act” against another NATO ally Türkiye during a NATO mission over the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean seas, an analyst and former US diplomat said. On the Aug. 23 “harassment” (radar locking) by a Russian-made S-300 air defense system stationed on the

Serbia says 7 countries withdrew recognition of Kosovo

 Seven countries have withdrawn their recognition of Kosovo’s independence amid an impasse over border rules with the Balkan country, Serbia’s president claimed on Saturday without naming them, as with an earlier allegation. Addressing a news conference in the capital Belgrade, Aleksandar Vucic said the representatives of Pristina worked actively to

Upward trend in commodity markets continues as Fed strikes moderate tone

Amid continued supply chain disruptions stemming from the Ukraine war and the coronavirus pandemic, commodity markets maintained an upward trend over the previous week, with the US Federal Reserve striking a moderate tone. Risk appetites increased after the Fed released the minutes from its May 3-4 meeting last week, which