Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Central Asia and the Caucasus

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Central Asia and the Caucasus

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See also, Petroleum Affairs, Regional, Afghanistan, Israel

2001

July 16: Russia's top general in Chechnya said that two Russian commanders were suspended for alleged human rights violations in the Muslim republic of the Russian Federation. [7/17, NYT, WP]

July 26: The New York Times reported that supporters of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) wounded two Kyrgyz soldiers as part of their campaign to create an Islamic state. [7/26, NYT]

The body of popular Georgian television anchorman, Giorgi Sanaia, was discovered in his house. His death caused a public outcry which forced President Eduard Shevardnadze to cancel a trip to Azerbaijan, where he was due to sign an agreement for a planned natural gas pipeline. [8/12, NYT]

July 31: The European Union began work to clean up uranium site, which was a Soviet-era plant and was estimated to be 3.2 million-yards wide. [7/31, NYT]

Aug. 2: The New York Times reported that there were attacks by Islamic rebels against a Kyrgyz outpost near the Uzbek border. [8/2, NYT]

Aug. 24: A Lebanese businessman, who had been a hostage since June 7, was freed after his employer posted his poster all around the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, in a campaign to obtain his release. [8/24, NYT]

Sept. 7: Former Kazakh Prime Minister Akezhan Kazhegeldin was sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison on charges of taking bribery. …

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