Kazakhstan

The Sheepdogs head to Kazakhstan to help promote hockey

Saskatoon band set to perform at Barys Arena Sunday night<p>The Sheepdogs are in Kazakhstan.<p>The Saskatoon band boarded a plane this week, announcing on …

Canada

Home covered with Kazakh leader's photo delays eviction

<b>It's known for vast mineral resources and being a focal meeting point for Syria peace talks, but this time a rebellious Kazakh woman is the centre of her country's attention.</b><p>To deter authorities from demolishing her home in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana, 52 year-old Nesipkul Uyabaeva plastered its …

Donald Trump

Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?

A World Bank report released today, “Europe and Central Asia Economic Update: Trade in Transition,” notes that growth across the megaregion …

Economics

China General Nuclear Power Corp deepens ties with Kazakhstan

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - The uranium subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Corp, the country's largest nuclear operator, is looking to expand nuclear fuel …

Energy

Astana exposed: eight reasons to visit Kazakhstan’s gleaming capital

Among Kazakhstan’s endless grasslands on the windswept northern steppes, the forward-looking modern city of Astana has sprouted. With a skyline punctuated by gleaming new skyscrapers that seem to defy the laws of physics, the capital is an eye-catching showcase of international, 21st-century …

Europe

Kazakhstan Energy Profile: Second-Largest Oil Reserves Among Former Soviet Republics – Analysis

By<p>Kazakhstan is a major oil producer. The country’s estimated total petroleum and other liquids production was 1.70 million barrels per day (bbl/d) …

Oil

Kazakhstan ready to sell Brazil uranium

<b>Kazakhstan is offering to sell uranium to Brazil to cover the shortage of fuel for its atomic energy program and help the South American nation</b> …

Energy

The Latest: Turkey welcomes Syria de-escalation zones deal

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the conflict on Syria and the agreement reached on Russia-led talks n Kazakhstan (all times local):<p>5:05 p.m.<p>Turkey's foreign ministry has welcomed an agreement signed in Astana, Kazakhstan, to set up "non-conflict zones" in Syria.<p>The ministry says in a statement on …

Syria

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on Syria safe zones, opposition cries foul

ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Turkey and Iran signed on Thursday a memorandum on creating safe zones in Syria, while the delegation of the armed Syrian opposition walked out and shouted angrily after a new round of peace talks held in the Kazakh capital Astana.<p>Russia, Turkey and Iran act as guarantors …

Syria

Syrian rebels withdraw from Astana peace talks on day one

Syrian rebels have said they are suspending their participation in the latest round of peace talks, which began in Kazakhstan on Wednesday …

Syria

Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on 'de-escalation zones' in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish "de-escalation zones" in Syria, signing on to a Russian plan under which President Bashar Assad's air force would halt flights over designated areas across the war-torn country.<p>The agreement, which a Russian delegate said would go into …

Syria

OPEC Teaches Biggest Uranium Miner How to Handle Price Crash - Bloomberg

Kazakhstan, which mines almost 40 percent of the world’s uranium, thinks it has the market heft to function as a one-nation OPEC for the nuclear fuel.<p>…

Oil

Britain's 4G service is one of the worst in the world - and it's even worse than Kazakhstan and Peru for coverage

Britain is a huge mobile phone disaster area when it comes to the hi-tech 4G revolution.<p>We lag behind even Estonia and Latvia in smartphone coverage, …

Central Asia

Kazakhstan expects Syrian armed opposition to return to talks on Thursday

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakhstan, which hosts peace talks on the Syrian crisis, expects the Syrian armed opposition to return to the table on Thursday, a Kazakh Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday.<p>"I hope that tomorrow the opposition will again take part (in the talks)," Aidarbek Tumatov, a …

World News

USA Women Defeat Kazakhstan 12-7 To Open Play At FINA Intercontinental Tournament

<b>May 2, 2017</b><p>Davis, CA - May 2 - On a roster full of youth the USA Women's National Team turned to their two most experienced players to lead the …

Olympics

This Little-Known US Ally Could Be Pivotal on Russia, China Policy

As the U.S. grapples with many complex challenges to its interests in the vast region of Eurasia, one country should attract Washington’s particular …

Geopolitics

Getting to the Kolsai Lakes in the Off Season: Adventures in Kazakhstan

As soon as the Kazakh boy in my class learnt to speak some English he prefaced almost every sentence with ‘in Kazakhstan…’<p>After spending some time …

How-To's

Killer Street Style From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Almaty

<i>Street Style is an ongoing series shot by Highsnobiety. This week, Copenhagen-based photographer Adam Katz Sinding (the sole force behind Le 21ème)</i> …

Street Style

Winter at Karazhanbas Oil Field : Image of the Day

Kazakhstan has roughly 3 percent of the world’s crude oil reserves. With proven reserves of 30 billion barrels, the large, land-locked country has …

Oil & Gas Industry

Watch: The Polygon is where the Soviets tested their nukes without evacuating residents

Officials said the Semipalatinsk region was uninhabited. They were wrong.<p>The beautiful, remote steppes of eastern Kazakhstan are home to the Polygon, …

Military History

Saka stone houses in Central Kazakhstan shed light on Kazakh nomadic culture, archaeologist says

ASTANA – The study of the settlements of the Saka, also referred to as Scythians, ancient tribes that lived in what is now modern-day Kazakhstan, is …

Archaeology

Kazakhstan aims to be regional hub

April 22, 2017 5:00 AM<br>With its vast oil reserves and land mass the size of Western Europe, Kazakhstan cannot be more different from tiny Singapore.

China

U.S.-Russian duo joins space station crew, six hours after launch from Kazakhstan

Today there are 67 percent more people working in space than there were the day before, now that NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut …

NASA

Understanding Chevron's Evolving Political Risk To Tengiz

Chevron nets 322,000 barrels of liquids and 529 million cubic feet of natural gas from Tengiz and Karachaganak per day.<p>Nazarbayev provides strong …

Chevron

A first-timer’s guide to Kazakhstan | Travel Feature

Located in Central Asia, hugged by Russia on its northern border and China to the east, Kazakhstan is huge. The ninth-largest country in the world, …

Kazakh President Orders Shift Away From Cyrillic Alphabet

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has ordered the authorities to come up with a Latin-based alphabet for the Kazakh language by the end of 2017, …

Russia

Why Kazakhstan could become Qazaqstan

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has called on his government to begin preparing to shift the nation’s alphabet from the Cyrillic—as used …

World News

Kazakhstan will soon bid farewell to Cyrillic

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced that the Kazakh language will make the switch from the Cyrillic alphabet to Latin …

Calligraphy

Tennis - Kazakh teenager Arashov gets two-year doping ban

(Reuters) - Kazakhstan teenager Arsan Arashov has been banned for two years after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Thursday.<p>The 17-year-old, ranked 1,729th in the world, failed a test at an ITF event in Gandia, Spain in …

Tennis

Teen Kazakh tennis player Arashov gets two-year doping ban

(Reuters) - Kazakhstan teenager Arsan Arashov has been banned for two years after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Thursday.<p>The 17-year-old, ranked 1,729th in the world, failed a test at an ITF event in Gandia, Spain in …

Sports