Kazakhstan

Man dies after being hit by car in Kazakhstan when he got out of his car to help another person he hit

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Driver of Niva hit a pedestrian who was crossing the road in a wrong way in Almaty and was killed after being hit by another car when …

Central Asia

Definitely Don’t Wear A Borat Mankini In Kazakhstan [Image]

You might think it’s hilarious to dress your mate up like Borat for his bachelors, but apparently that isn’t going to go down well in …

Central Asia

Very nice, how much? Six Czech tourists fined for sporting lime green Borat mankini in Kazakhstan

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — A group of six Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat have reportedly …

Canadian News

Tourists Arrested for Wearing Borat Mankinis

It’s been 11 years since <i>Borat</i> was released, but that hasn’t stopped dudes from doing the “mah wife” impression constantly, or from dressing in lime …

Fashion

Kazakh airline SCAT orders six Boeing jets

DUBAI (Reuters) - Boeing (N:BA) signed a deal at the Dubai Airshow on Thursday to sell six Boeing 737 MAX 8 passenger jets to SCAT Airlines of …

Stock Markets

Produce of one more Kyrgyz dairy and meat company banned in Kazakhstan

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Kazakhstan has suspended import and sale of all sausages and meat products produced by the Kyrgyzz dairy and meat company Rikha LLC on …

Kyrgyzstan

Traffic gives way to public spaces in Almaty

Our Postcard this week comes from Almaty city, where a large part of the historic centre has recently been given a revamp.<p>Key facts about the Kazakh region of Almaty: The region is in the country’s southeast It shares a border with Kyrgyzstan & China It covers an area of 225,000 sq kms The city of …

Cities

Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Traced To Russia Or Kazakhstan

Some sort of a radioactive accident in Russia or Kazakhstan sent radioactive contamination into the atmosphere drifting in a cloud over Europe in recent weeks, according to a French nuclear safety agency.<p>The IRSN says that levels of Ruthenium 106, an isotope produced by nuclear reactors and used in …

News

Kazakhstan's switch from Cyrillic to Latin is about more than just alphabets

What’s a good way to distinguish your country on the world stage? Try chairing a prestigious international security organization, or maybe hosting a global exposition showcasing its budding economic potential.<p>Kazakhstan has already done both. Now it’s got another plan, even if it’s somewhat …

Russia

62yo woman arrested in Kazakhstan after burning her newborn granddaughter down in the stove

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Shocking crime took place in North Kazakhstan as 62-year-old woman was arrested for burning her newborn granddaughter down in a …

Crime

Pavlodar refinery Director General sacked: KMG

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Shukhrat Danbai was dismissed as the Director General of the Pavlodar refinery, the KazMunayGaz national company said in a statement …

Central Asia

Repair works leaves Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan without access to Internet

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - A serious breakdown on the territory of Kazakhstan left Uzbekistan without Internet on November 7, the JSC Uzbektelecom reported.<p>The …

Uzbekistan

Kazakhstan returns 20 tons of persimmons from Kyrgyzstan

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Kazakhstan returned 20 tons of persimmons from Kyrgyzstan after the border guards in Kordai district detected pests, the Kazakh …

Eurasian Economic Union

The awesome rock carvings in the Kazakh region of Almaty

Our postcard this week offers a glimpse into the distant past, with prehistoric images in the Kazakh region of Almaty.<p>Stunning rock carvings or petroglyphs can be found at Tanbaly (sometimes written as Tamgaly), about 170 kilometres northwest of Almaty city.<p>Key facts about the Kazakh region of …

Travel

How Does Your Name Look According to Kazakhstan's New Latin Alphabet?

A table showing the new Kazakh alphabet, as published on the presidential website.A website in Kazakhstan is showing users how their names will look …

Liberal View

Astana wins 4th straight Kazakh league title

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — FC Astana won the Kazakh Premier League title on Sunday after the title race went down to the final day.<p>Astana beat Akzhayik Oral 2-0 on Sunday to secure the title, with its closest rival Kairat Almaty finishing one point behind to take second place for the third year …

News (U.S.)

Diplomatic row in Central Asia hurting Russia and Europe

KANT, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - An escalating diplomatic and trade dispute between Kazakhstan and its smaller central Asian neighbour Kyrgyzstan is hurting companies as far away as London, and pressure is growing on Russia to step in and reconcile its allies.<p>Shares in UK-listed miner Kaz Minerals, …

Russia

Kazakhstan wants Kazakh written in Latin, not Cyrillic script

RARELY has the humble apostrophe caused such commotion. Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s president, wants the punctuation symbol to play a much …

Language

India thrash Kazakhstan, enter semifinals of Asian Women’s hockey

Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur pumped in three goals as India hammered Kazakhstan 7-1 to enter the semifinals of the women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament in …

Sports (India)

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan – key countries of the region

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are the key countries of Central Asia, having close position on many of the regional and international issues.

Central Asia

Kazakhstan to Qazaqstan: Why would a country switch its alphabet?

<b>The Kazakh language has long been unsure which alphabet to find a comfortable home in and it's now in for another transition - but this is not without controversy.</b><p>Last Friday Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev finally decreed that the language would shed its heavy Cyrillic coat and don what he …

Language

Ruhi Raju Wins Silver in Kazakhstan International Junior

<b>14-Year-Old RUHI RAJU SECURED SILVER MEDAL at APACS Kazakhstan International Junior U19</b><p>October 25th: 14-year-old Ruhi Raju of Menlo Park, CA secured …

Team USA

The incredible underwater Kazakh forest

This week in Postcards an unusual sight in Kazakhstan’s Almaty region: an underwater forest in the mountains.<p>Kaindy Lake has become famous for the birch trees that stick out of the water.<p>Key facts about the Kazakh region of Almaty: The region is in the country’s southeast It shares a border with …

Central Asia

Alphabet soup as Kazakh leader orders switch from Cyrillic to Latin letters

Third change in less than 100 years partly aims to distance country from Russia and make it simpler to use on digital devices<p>Kazakhstan is to change its official alphabet for the third time in less than 100 years in what is seen in part as a symbolic move to underline its independence.<p>President …

News

Alphabet soup as Kazakh leader orders switch to Latin letters

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan is to change its official alphabet for the third time in less than 100 years in what is seen in part as symbolic move to underline its independence.<p>President Nursultan Nazarbayev ordered his office on Thursday to prepare for a switch to a Latin-based alphabet from a …

World News

Rethinking Kazakhstan

In the 21st century, America is being forced to rethink its global priorities and alliances, especially in Asia, as China’s Belt and Road initiative …

OECD

Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Row: A Spat Between Friends Or A Parting Of Ways?

It is strange and sad to watch relations between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan become so bitter, so quickly.

Russia

Here’s What Kazakhstan Wore to Almaty Fashion Week SS18

<i>Street Style</i> is a photo series documenting the latest happenings and goings-on in the Highsnobiety universe.<p>Here, Acielle, aka @styledumonde, shoots …

Street Style

Kyrgyzstan Rejecting Kazakhstan’s $100 Million Aid Package

In the latest fit of pique in a seemingly unending diplomatic row, Kyrgyzstan is going through the motions of formally rejecting a $100 million aid …

European News

Missing murals: the lost Soviet art of the Stans

Protecting a reminder of a fallen political system is not high on the urban preservation list in Central Asian cities. Countless mosaics have been destroyed<p>Today, many of the cities of the Central Asian Stans are defined by a new “trophy city” architecture meant to reflect modernity and progress, …

Photography