• Turkmenistan's President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Moscow in this March 24, 2009 file photo.

    Turkmenistan Leader Appears Likely to Win Easy Re-election

    Turkmenistan votes on Sunday in a one-sided election certain to extend the rule of President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov over a Central Asian country holding 4 percent of global natural-gas reserves, which rights groups rank among the world's most repressive.
  • 10 Deadliest Earthquakes in the Past Century

    There have been a number of high-profile earthquakes in the last month, including ones in India, Japan, Cuba, Indonesia and the United States. Here are the ten worst quakes over the past 100 years.
  • India in talks to bring Iran gas via Arabian Sea

    In an attempt to bypass the dangerous routes in Pakistan, India and Iran are discussing building a gas pipeline between the two countries along the bed of the Arabian Sea. According to South Asia Gas Enterprise Private Ltd (SAGE), The carrying capacity of the gas pipeline's first leg will total 31 billion cu m annually, with the cost of construction estimated at $4 billion
  • Russia agrees to resume Turkmen gas imports

    Russia will resume Turkmen gas imports in January 2010 after a nine-month break, the deputy head of Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom, Alexander Medvedev, told reporters on Tuesday.
  • Chevron in talks with Turkmenistan over gas field

    U.S. oil major Chevron Corp is in talks with Turkmenistan over its possible participation in developing the giant South Iolotan gas field, the company's country head said on Wednesday.
  • Chavez to visit gas-rich Turkmenistan

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a proponent of a global gas suppliers' cartel, will visit Central Asia's main gas producer Turkmenistan on Sunday and Monday, Turkmen leader Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said on Saturday.