Kazakhstan

Economy of Almaty city is five times bigger than GDPs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, says Nazarbayev

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Economy of Almaty city is five times bigger than GDPs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev during his …

Asia

Russian Sketch-Comedy Caved to Stated Censorship, Says Former Writer

A former editor and actor in Russia’s leading humor television show revealed in a Sept. 11 Youtube interview that the show’s content passes through …

European News

Davis Cup champion Argentina knocked out of top tier

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Last year's Davis Cup champion Argentina was knocked out of the competition's top tier Sunday with defeat to Kazakhstan.<p>Mikhail Kukushkin defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (2) in a battle between the teams' top-ranked players to give Kazakhstan an unassailable 3-1 …

News (U.S.)

Indian women boxers shine in Ahmet Comert youth boxing tourney

By: PTI | New Delhi |<p>Soniya (48kg) gave India the lone gold medal by defeating Kazakhstan’s Zhazira Urakabeva in her summit clash. (Source: …

Sports (India)

Why the Next Steve Jobs Might Just Come from Kazakhstan

Weaving a magic carpet of digital dreams on the new silk road.<p>Denis is a typical nine-year-old who loves playing video games. His parents both work …

SAP SE

Davis Cup: Kazakhstan leads Argentina 1-0 in playoff

Kazakhstan leads Argentina 1-0 in their Davis Cup World Group playoff.<p>Kazakh veteran leader Mikhail Kukushkin lost the first set against Guido Pella …

Sports

Turkey, Kazakhstan sign investment agreements

Turkish and Kazakh companies signed on Sept. 9 investment agreements worth $590 million, according to Kazakhstan’s Prime Ministry.

Turkey

Kazakhstan to reintroduce extinct wild tigers to the Ili-Balkhash region, signs memorandum with WWF

If successful, the country will be the first in the world to reintroduce the species to a region where they have been extinct for nearly half a …

Wildlife

Wild tigers to reappear in Kazakhstan after 70 years

ASTANA (KAZAKHSTAN) (AFP) -<p>Wild tigers could be returning to Kazakhstan after a groundbreaking reintroduction plan was signed off Friday.<p>Seven decades since poaching and habitat destruction wiped out indigenous stocks of the giant cats, it is hoped they will once again roam free -- but experts said …

Wildlife

Kazakh Journalist Convicted Of Money Laundering, Walks Free In 'Huge Victory'

A Kazakh journalist known for his criticism of the government has been convicted of money laundering and sentenced to three years of "limited …

Corruption

Turan Express launches subsidised Almaty passenger services

KAZAKHSTAN: Private company Turan Express has begun operating local passenger services from Kapshagai and Uzynagash to Almaty on behalf of the city …

Central Asia

Samaritan pays off Almaty zoo's debts

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Businessman Kairat Kudaibergen paid off 62,000 euros Almaty city zoo owed to a German architect, Kazakh media report...<p>You are trying …

Central Asia

Rick Perry cancels visit to Kazakhstan due to Hurricane Harvey

Energy Secretary Rick Perry cancelled his visit to Kazakhstan on Monday because of Hurricane Harvey, which hit the southeastern coast of Texas on …

Rick Perry

Strengthening Religious Harmony While Stamping Out Extremism in Kazakhstan

No achievement, however, has been more important than the way in which a stable and harmonious society has been built from our very diverse …

Religion

Dropped seeds from Kazakhstan got us modern apples - Futurity

Centuries ago, Silk Road travelers traded goods and ideas across Eurasia. They also dropped apple seeds along their way.

Central Asia

Evaporating Lake in Siberia Stirs Outcry Over Border With Kazakhstan

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) confirmed on Thursday that parts of Lake Sladkoe in southern Siberia had evaporated, silencing outcries the …

European News

"What's 'smog' in Kazakh?" China language mix snags environment inspectors

BEIJING (Reuters) - With one national language often spoken poorly and thousands of regional dialects and ethnic minority tongues, China is having to employ multilingual officials as it embarks on its latest round of environment inspections across the country.<p>The government has pushed Mandarin for …

News (China)

Kazakhstan: Authorities Scrap Rainbow Wall Over Suspicions of LGBT Propaganda

Officials in the western Kazakhstan city of Aktobe thought it might be nice to brighten up the look of the place. So about a month ago, municipal …

LGBTQ

Kazakhs survive PH scare to salvage a 7th place finish

BINAN CITY, Laguna –-- The Philippines gave Kazakhstan a scare after rallying back from two sets down.<p>But the Filipinas faded fast in the fifth set …

ABS-CBN Sports

AVC: Philippines drops to 8th place after close loss to Kazakhs

Photo from asianvolleyball.net<p>BIÑAN, Laguna—Kazakhstan finished as the seventh seed in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after it …

Philippines

I’ll get my goat: Kazakhstan's ancient sport for modern times

The sport of kokpar is like blood-drenched polo, with a headless goat as the ball. And even as Kazakhstan tries to forge a modern, high-tech identity for itself, this age-old game is being pushed as a defining part of its culture. By Will Boast<p>The most decorated athlete in all of Kazakhstan is a …

Long-form Journalism

High jinks at the Almaty Mountain Sports Festival

Encircled by a range of breathtaking mountains, Almaty is Kazakhstan’s jewel in the crown.<p>Culture, sports and adventure have shaped it into the largest metropolis and tourist hub in the country.<p>In the Shymbulak resort, a forum on developing mountain tourism in Kazakhstan took place during this …

Mountain Biking

Young girls from Kazakhstan and Hong Kong build mobile apps and win big at World Pitch Summit

Two teams from Kazakhstan and Hong Kong went home with the winner's award at this year's in their <b>respective categories</b> at the World Pitch Summit …

Technology (India)

AVC: PH yields to unbeaten Kazakhstan, still moves on to QF

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO<p>BIÑAN, Laguna—Host Philippines absorbed a 25-23, 25-20, 25-19 beating in the hands of Kazakhstan, which remained undefeated in the …

Philippines

Nurly Zhol: Kazakhstan’s Own Belt & Road Initiative Takes Hold

<b>Investment flow into Kazakhstan</b><p>Kazakhstan has paid lip service to becoming a clean energy, technology, and innovation hub in Central Asia (AAXJ) …

China

Taller, powerful Kazakhs sweep Pinays anew

BINAN CITY, Laguna –-- The Philippine national women’s volleyball team put up a gallant stand against Kazakhstan but the visiting team’s power and …

ABS-CBN Sports

Tajikistan writes off debts to Iran, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Tajikistan wrote off the debts to Iran, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan over the last years, according to the Ministry of Finance of …

Tajikistan

OPEC Says Iraq, U.A.E, Kazakhstan Affirm Commitment to Cuts

OPEC said Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan -- who have lagged in their implementation of a deal to cut production -- affirmed their …

Oil

U.S. oil producers reassured by Kazakhstan on key projects

• Kazakhstan's government offers assurances to U.S. oil producers that their projects in the country will not be affected by the latest sanctions …

Stock Markets

Sparks fly over Kazakhstan's naked flight attendants ad

<b>A controversial advertising campaign for a Kazakhstan travel company has created a buzz today, generating a lot of reaction across social media.</b><p>The short clip which aims to promote flights on a travel website has been shared on Facebook more than 71,000 times and viewed more than 31,000 times on …

Censorship