Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Central Asia / Transcaucasia

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Central Asia / Transcaucasia

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See also, Petroleum Affairs, Regional Affairs, Iran

1996

Nov. 4: Armenian prime minister Hrant Bagratian resigned, citing personal reasons. The resignation came after a protest vote against his rigid budgetary reform policy. [11/5 FT]

Nov. 24: It was reported that the government of Kazakstan had temporarily cut off electricity to the independent broadcasting station, Company M. [11/24 FT]

Dec. 2: In Tajikistan, opposition forces captured from government troops the town of Garm, 130 miles east of Dushanbe. [12/2 WP]

Dec. 4: Near Garm, Tajikistan, government and opposition forces clashed. [12/5 NYT]

Dec. 11: Tajikistani opposition radio reported that an opposition group led by Mirzo Ziyo captured a British-owned Darvaz gold mine from government troops. [12/12 FT]

Meeting in Khostdeleh, in northern Afghanistan, Tajikistani president Emomali Rakhmonov and opposition leader Sayyid `Abdallah Nuri initialed a temporary cease-fire agreement to be monitored by the United Nations. [12/12 NYT]

Dec. 18: Tajikistani opposition forces released 39 members of the Tajikistani security forces captured during fighting in December. …

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