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Section: The Times of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)

    With tensions high, Kazakhstan plays mediator in Syria peace talks
    Mar21

    With tensions high, Kazakhstan plays mediator in Syria peace talks

    ASTANA (TCA) — As the Syria peace talks in Astana have given more international exposure to Kazakhstan as a player in the region wider than Central Asia, we are republishing this article by George Voloshin, originally published by The Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor: As the Syrian civil war enters its seventh year (the conflict...

    Kyrgyzstan struggling with consequences of illegal construction instead of preventing it
    Mar19

    Kyrgyzstan struggling with consequences of illegal construction instead of preventing it

    BISHKEK (TCA) — Several illegally constructed facilities have recently been demolished in the Kyrgyz capital including a 4-storey office building in downtown Bishkek (at the intersection of Toktogul Street and Manas Avenue). The building was built illegally because the company had no permits, so construction supervision was not conducted and the...

    Fugitive Kazakh banker Ablyazov faces new charge in Kazakhstan
    Feb03

    Fugitive Kazakh banker Ablyazov faces new charge in Kazakhstan

    ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakhstan’s Anticorruption Bureau on February 2 said that fugitive Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov has been charged with the creation of an international criminal community and summoned to the bureau’s headquarters in Astana by February 10, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported. The 53-year-old former head of...

    Tajikistan plans to produce 179 thousand tons of aluminum in 2017
    Feb02

    Tajikistan plans to produce 179 thousand tons of aluminum in 2017

    DUSHANBE (TCA) — This year Tajikistan plans to produce around 179 thousand tons of aluminum compared to 129.3 thousand tons last year, Avesta news agency reported with reference to Tajik Minister of Economic Development and Trade Negmatullo Hikmatullozoda. In 2015, Tajikistan produced 139.1 thousand tons of primary aluminum.Aluminum, along with...

    Uzbekistan lifts ban on 12 export items
    Jan12

    Uzbekistan lifts ban on 12 export items

    TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan has lifted a ban on the export of 12 types of products starting from January 1, 2017. The ban was lifted by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan Today news agency reports.The export ban was lifted for grain (wheat, rye, oats, rice, corn, buckwheat), bakery products, flour and...

    Cyber security workshop held in Tashkent
    Jan12

    Cyber security workshop held in Tashkent

    TASHKENT (TCA) — On January 9 and 10, the United States and German Embassies in Uzbekistan supported a two-day workshop in Tashkent focused on cyber security strategy and best practices. The event was organized by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and featured subject matter experts from Azerbaijan, Germany, Portugal,...

    Kazakhstan, Russia sign new cooperation agreement for Baikonur spaceport
    Dec27

    Kazakhstan, Russia sign new cooperation agreement for Baikonur spaceport

    ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakhstan and Russia signed a concept of cooperation at Kazakhstan’s Baikonur space launch complex following talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in St. Petersburg on December 26, TASS news agency reported. The document was signed by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry...

    Weekly Digest of Central Asia
    Dec25

    Weekly Digest of Central Asia

    BISHKEK (TCA) — The Publisher’s note: Central Asia is an important geopolitical area between Europe, Russia and China. It is in Central Asia that world powers have confronted each other for centuries; it is here that China needs to succeed with its new Silk Road Belt for direct access to the Western markets; and it is here that a large...

    Kazakhstan to continue prosecuting Ablyazov after French extradition refusal
    Dec15

    Kazakhstan to continue prosecuting Ablyazov after French extradition refusal

    ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakhstan authorities say they will continue their efforts to prosecute fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov and his associates despite his release from custody in France, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reports. In a statement issued on December 14, Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor-General’s Office said that Ablyazov had been...

    French court cancels extradition of Kazakh tycoon to Russia
    Dec10

    French court cancels extradition of Kazakh tycoon to Russia

    ASTANA (TCA) — France’s highest administrative court has canceled an extradition order to send fugitive Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia, RFE/RL reports. In a statement on December 9, the Council of State court said it canceled the extradition on the grounds that the request was made for political reasons.The French government...

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