Thursday May 23
Kazakh President: Global economic crisis not finished
The global economic crisis cannot be considered finished, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a plenary session of the world crisis conference and the 6th Astana Economic Forum.
Wed May 22, 2013
Tajikistan: Aspiring Opposition Leader Arrested
Across the former Soviet Union, entrepreneurs may be skilled in the art of making money, but they soon find themselves out of their depth when it comes to the business of politics.
Kazakh president initiates the 'three sevens'
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has put forward the initiative of the 'three sevens' with regards to the promotion of innovation projects, KyrTAG reported with the reference to the KazTag.
The L Magazine
Crime and Punishment as a Crime and a Punishment: Student
Early to a recent press screening of this movie, I found myself alone with a trench-clad, ponytailed man in a linty auditorium.
Kazakhstan - Investigation must seek those behind crime
A trial of the alleged attackers of Lukpan Akhmedyarov , begun on 14 May, was scheduled to resume on 22 May in the special regional court of Uralsk, in northwest Kazakhstan.
Tue May 21, 2013
Kazakhstan: Christian Pastor Arrested for "Praying and Singing"
Authorities in Kazakhstan are again undermining religious freedom with the detention of a Protestant pastor and a Baptist leader on unrelated charges, a watchdog says.
Humans Rights Watch
Kazakhstan: Drop Religious Incitement Charges
This is hardly the first time the authorities have used criminal incitement charges to try to silence a peaceful critic.
The Miami Herald
Decision due on dismissal of Kennedy case in NY
In this image provided by NASA Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, left, Russian Flight Engineer Roman Romanenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency, center, and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn sit in chairs outside the Soyuz Capsule just minutes after they landed in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan, ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
French defense minister: Up Iran sanctions
Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Sunday that French calls for "decisive sanctions" against Iran to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons show that international pressure on Iran is not "effective." "The sanctions are not effective until now, and that's why require new ones," Vahidi was quoted by ISNA news agency as saying, referring ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Kazakhstan: Theater with a Political Edge
The Aksaray theater troupe performed Avalanche, by Turkish playwright Tuncer CA1 4cenoAYlu, last spring in Almaty to raise money for the victims of social unrest in the town of Zhanaozen in December 2011.
Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan take a road to new horizons of bilateral development
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid a state visit to Kazakhstan on May 10-11. According to Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov , the Turkmen-Kazakh summit talks resulted in the signing of bilateral documents aimed at the "further deepening and development of inter-state relations based on unbreakable ties ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
Iran's Jalili says Istanbul nuclear talks 'long and useful'
Iran's top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said on Thursday that nuclear talks with the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton were "long and useful" and that both sides decided to continue the discussions.
Kazakhstan: Shopping Takes Inspiration Straight out of Moscow
Spoilt for choice with shopping malls mushrooming all around them, Almaty's shopaholics now have an option that harks back to earlier times, when shopping was a more refined experience, with the opening of a GUM department store in Kazakhstan's commercial capital.
Wed May 15, 2013
Kazakhstan and Spain discussed the deepening of trade and economic cooperation
The official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrisov to Spain took place on May 13-14, reported the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan.
Tue May 14, 2013
Why Did Kazakhstan Give Up Its Nukes?
When Kazakhstan became independent 22 years ago and inherited some of the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons, it decided to give them up.
Mon May 13, 2013
Space Station Expedition 35 Astronauts Land
Space station Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn undocked their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft from the space station at 7:08 p.m. EDT.
The astronaut who became a star in space: Chris Hadfield's greatest hits
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield returns to Earth tonight with a landing near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan scheduled for 9:31 p.m. CT.
Kazakhstan's Painful Nuclear Past Looms Large Over Its Energy Future
The central Asian country is positioning itself as a global nuclear leader, but it's haunted by the lasting impacts of Soviet testing decades ago.
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan Launch Caspian Rail Link
Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have launched a direct railway linking their oil-and-gas-rich Caspian Sea regions, bypassing Uzbekistan.
Fri May 10, 2013
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan sign documents on cooperation
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 10 / Trend E. Kosolapova/ Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan signed a number of documents on cooperation within the talks of the Presidents of two countries in Astana on Friday, the Kazakh presidential press-service reported.