Latest Cryptocurrency Hub: Kazakhstan? | Investopedia

Because cryptocurrencies are decentralized and digital, it's often surprising where they end up taking root. China and Japan have already proven to …


Former Trump associates helped fugitive Kazakhs in visa scheme

SANDS POINT, N.Y. — Two former associates of Donald Trump helped a family of wealthy Kazakh fugitives make extensive investments in the United …

Central Asia

Kazakhstan Signs Innovation Pact To Become ‘Blockchain Singapore’

Kazakhstan has partnered with Deloitte, Waves and others to advance its Blockchain stance to rival Japan.


The Re-Kazakhification of Kazakhstan, On Horseback

In the summer issue of <i>VQR</i>, Will Boast has a fascinating piece on <i>kokpar,</i> a traditional Kazakh sport in which in two teams of men on horseback “compete …

Long-form Journalism

Kazakhstan, China sign 7 agricultural agreements worth $160 million

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Astana and Beijing signed a number of agreements expanding a list of Kazakh agricultural products exported to China.<p>7 agreements …


Photographer conveys the loneliness of ex-prisoners in Kazakhstan - Feature Shoot

Despite the universal appeal of freedom, acclimatising to life post-incarceration is no easy task. Some might question whether ex-prisoners are …


Fifth round of Syria talks begins in Kazakhstan

A fifth round of talks on ending the six-year Syrian conflict began in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, focused on shoring up a plan for safe zones in the …


Kazakhstan Has Become A Model Of Tolerance And Inter-ethnic And Inter-religious Friendship: Ambassador

Kazakhstan was the centre of international activity last month. With Astana Expo 2017, world arrives in Kazakhstan, exhorting the very debate on …


Kazakhstan’s Strategy 2050: A Clear Path Forward

More than 125 million people, thousands of businesses, tens of thousands of workers and countless public services that had counted on the centralised …

Central Asia

A Kingdom for a Horse

26ExcerptKokpar and the Future of KazakhstanUpdated Date Friday, June 30, 2017 - 13:45<br>The most decorated athlete in all of Kazakhstan is a …

Genghis Khan

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Central Asia

Kazakhstan: the crossroads of the new Silk Road

WHEN an authoritarian ruler builds a gigantic dark globe, he should not be surprised that people call it the “Death Star”. But whereas the Death Star …


Loco manufacturer obtains first IRIS certification in Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN: The Astana-based EKZ joint venture of Alstom (50%), national railway KTZ (25%) and Transmashholding (25%) has obtained International …


A city you've never heard of is about to become the world's hottest travel spot

It is not too far away from Europe, it has a futuristic skyline and a rich history and it could become one the world’s hottest travel …


Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan deny reports they are in talks with Russia to send troops to Syria

Reports that Russia is trying to persuade Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to send troops to Syria have sparked confused and carefully worded denials from those two countries.<p>Vladimir Shamanov, head of the defense committee of Russia's State Duma, told the RIA Novosti news agency Thursday that soldiers …

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Kazakhstan denies it's in talks to send troops to Syria

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakhstan is not conducting negotiations on sending peacekeeping troops to Syria and would only despatch troops there under a United Nations mandate, the Kazakh foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday.<p>On Thursday, Russia's RIA news agency had quoted the head of the …

World News

Almaty: Kazakhstan's first capital and the "City of Gardens"

The city of a thousand colours – this is Almaty, the cultural capital and largest metropolitan area in Kazakhstan. The history of this megalopolis dates all the way back to the Silk Road. Vibrant, green and also the financial heart of the country, Almaty is a real source of inspiration – and not …


Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria

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Kazakhstan Plans Big Changes Away From Its Soviet Past, Mapping Out A New Path For Central Asia

Written By L Todd Wood, Washington Times<p>Image by kremlin.ru<p>I started writing this column to help educate Americans on the former Soviet Union and its …


Hate Amex Interface, Kazakh Death Star, How You Draw a Circle

On my mind: thanks to Seafood City Supermarket and my wife’s tremendous culinary skill, last night we enjoyed steamed sea bass that I cannot get…The …

Central Asia

Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism

The International Labor Organization notes “serious obstacles” to establishment of unions.

Central Asia

IAEA LEU bank storage facility to open in Kazakhstan in August

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - A new IAEA storage facility for low enriched uranium (LEU) in Kazakhstan will be formally inaugurated on 29 August, Director General …


Russian Rocket Launch Sparks Fire That Kills Kazakh Man

It had been particularly dry and windy in the region.<p>Two men were caught in a fire triggered by falling debris from a Russian space launch. According to emergency services, one Kazakh man was hospitalized, while one was killed. The rocket in question successfully launched a supply ship to the …


Russian space launch death stirs Kazakh resentment

<b>Kazakhs have aired their frustration over the Russia-operated space launch facility on their territory after a Kazakh worker was killed clearing up the aftermath of a recent launch.</b><p>The launch of the Progress MS-06 supply mission to the International Space Station on 14 June from the Baikonur space …

Central Asia

Silk Road hub or tax haven? China's new border trade zone may be less than it seems

HORGOS, China/KHORGOS, Kazakhstan: On the border of China and Kazakhstan, an international free trade zone has become a showpiece of Chinese …


Man killed in wildfire caused by Russian spacecraft launch in Kazakhstan

ALMATY (Reuters) - One man has died from burns in a wildfire caused by a discarded part of the Russian booster rocket launched on Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan's emergency situations committee said.<p>Another man, who along with the dead man had been collecting the rocket debris …

World News

Not All that Glitters in Kazakhstan Is Gold

Kazakhstan’s EXPO 2017, an international exposition featuring the theme of “future energy,” opened with much fanfare on June 9 in Astana, the …

Expo 2017

SCO boosts security, promotes prosperity

President Xi Jinping has wrapped up his state visit to Kazakhstan, where he also attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, lifting the …


Ambitious Russian space mission to draw map of the universe including 3 million black holes

The mission entails launching a space observatory from the Baikonur Cosmodrome next year.<p>Russia's ambitious Spektr-RG (Spectrum Roentgen Gamma) space …


Kazakhs Aren't Done Paying to Fix Banks After Biggest Rescue - Bloomberg

Kazakhstan is running out of time to get the banking system back on its feet.<p>Even after undertaking its biggest rescue since the 2009 global credit …

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