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Far East

05.02.2013

China will provide Kyrgyzstan with three airplanes, Tazabek reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the parties agreed on this issue during Kyrgyz Vice Prime-Minister Tayirbek Sarpashev's working visit to China.

According to the leasing agreement, two airplanes will be provided for 20 years. As is planed, the third airplane will be granted. The cost of each plane is $16 million.

04.02.2013

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem will visit China this week to meet with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, in what Beijing said was part of its efforts to push for a political solution to end fighting in the country, Reuters reported.

Moualem will be in China from February 4-7, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily news briefing.

"This is part of China's effort to push for a political resolution of the Syrian issue," Hua said.

Moualem last visited China, one of five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, in April last year.

04.02.2013

China will close the border from Feb.9 to 17 in connection with the Spring Festival, KyrTAG reported on Monday with reference to the State Border Service of Kyrgyzstan.

'On the initiative of the Chinese side on the occasion of the Spring Festival, namely the Chinese New Year, the Torugart and Irkeshtam check points on the Kyrgyz-Chinese state border from Feb.9 to 17, 2013 inclusive will be temporarily closed', the statement says.

18.01.2013

Iranian hospitals experience great shortage of quality anaesthetics, the Board Chairman of Iran's Anesthesiology Society, Mohammad Mehdi Qiyamet said, Deutche Welle reported.

"These three anaesthetics are rare here in Iran. In one of hospitals, two days without these drugs caused big problems for the patients," Qiyamet noted.

ULTIVA (remifentanil HCl), Cisatracurium besilate, and Sevoflurane are the drugs, that Iran is facing shortages with, according to Qiyamet.

11.01.2013

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet on Friday approved a fiscal stimulus package worth 20 trillion yen (225 billion dollars) to spur the economy, dpa reported.

The package includes large-scale public works projects and measures to stimulate investment, media reports said.

Japan is in recession as it struggles with a stronger yen, falling exports, the eurozone debt crisis and growing tensions with China, the nation's largest trading partner.

11.01.2013

A landslide in south-western China early Friday killed at least 32 people and left dozens missing, officials said, dpa reported.

The death toll reached 32 as rescue workers sifted through the debris, the local authorities of Zhenxiong county in Yunnan province said on its website.

The search was continuing for less than 10 people still missing.

The landslide destroyed 14 houses and damaged another two in Gaopo village, 550 kilometres north-east of the provincial capital, Kunming, county police said.

It occurred at 8:20 am (0200 GMT), the official Xinhua news agency reported.

09.01.2013

Kyrgyzstan's economy depends on the situation in Russia, Kazakhstan and China, the Kyrgyz National Bank's report on 'Stability of the financial sector of the Kyrgyz Republic', published on its website said, KyrTAG reported today.

'Kyrgyzstan is a small open economy vulnerable to shocks from the global markets, especially those concerned with food and raw materials', the report said. 'Kyrgyzstan's economy is largely dependent on the economic situation in Russia, Kazakhstan, and China'.

28.12.2012

Japan's Finance Ministry says the Asian state more than doubled its crude imports from Iran in November compared with October, Press TV reported.

Japan's November crude purchase from Iran hit the highest level since March, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

Japan imported 1.25 million kiloliters of crude from Iran in November compared with 469,024 kiloliters in October.

Tokyo-based independent energy economist, Osamu Fujisawa said Japan is raising its crude imports from Iran in a bid to make up for its shortages due to Western sanctions against Iran.

27.12.2012

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe on re-election to his position.

"I cordially congratulate you on your re-election as Prime Minister of Japan.Today bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Japan are steadily developing. I am sure our joint efforts towards strengthening traditional friendly relations, expanding mutually beneficial cooperation will continue to serve the prosperity of our countries and peoples," said the President's letter.

Ilham Aliyev also congratulated Shinzo Abe on the occasion of upcoming New Year.

25.12.2012

Eleven children died after a minivan carrying them to their kindergarten plunged into a pond in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media said on Tuesday, DPA reported.
The van was carrying 15 children and a teacher through a rural area of Jiangxi's Guixi city on Monday when it left the road and fell into the pond, which was some 3-4 metres deep.

Three children died at the scene of the accident and eight others died in hospital after emergency treatment failed to save them, the government's Xinhua news agency said.