- NASA image shows part of Aral Sea completely disappear for first time in centuries
Pictures of the Aral Sea in 2000 (left) and in August 2014 (right). ©NASAThe American space agency has a published a photo taken in August, which shows the eastern basin of the Southern Sea completely dried up.
I remember the excitement in the email I received from her in June. “Papa and Mama agreed to buy me a car!” 19-year-old Leila, a student at the Kazakh Russian University, enthused. To show off a little, she sent me a photo of herself sitting behind the wheel of a black Honda.I knew her parents didn’t have a lot of money, so I told her I hoped she appreciated their sacrifice for her. She said she did.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed mid-July in pro-Russian separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
Roads, rail lines and air routes aren’t just ways to get from one place to another.
They’re also economic sparkplugs.
Relations between NATO and its former Cold War foe Russia have been difficult and often strained since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of its equivalent Warsaw Pact military alliance in 1991.
The West must stop racheting up sanctions against Russia or there will be a new global economic crisis, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has warned.
Painfully aware that the international recession of 2008 brought Kazakhstan’s economy to a standstill, the president is clearly worried that Kazakhstan will be one of the countries that suffers if sanctions against Russia escalate.
June of 1998 was an idyllic time for me.
I had passed all of the hurdles for obtaining a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication at the University of North Carolina, which meant I was only weeks away from obtaining the diploma itself, in August.
I had just been offered my first job as a full-time professor at Sam Houston State University near Houston, a position I would take in September.
Sabina Altynbekova, the 17-year-old Almaty resident whose good looks caused a sensation at last month’s 19-and-under Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships in Taipei.
Kazakhstan has been engaged in a whirlwind of activity to increase foreign investment since Karim Massimov returned to the prime minister’s position in early April.
The hard work during those three months has paid off, with international companies and development banks pledging tens of billions of dollars toward creating infrastructure and diversifying the economy.
A Boston jury’s conviction of 20-year-old Azamat Tazhayakov on charges of obstructing an investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 has left some Kazakhs in disbelief.
At times during my journalism career I’ve been amazed to discover that seemingly unrelated stories I’ve done have ended up intertwining.
Kazakhstani gasoline prices to match Russian by 2019: Karabalin Gasoline prices in Kazakhstan are substantially lower than those of the neighbouring Russia. They will be gradually growing until they match the Russian prices by 2019.
Nazarbayev offers Russia to cooperate in geological exploration of Caspian Depression Nursultan Nazarbayev suggested Russia to start a joint geological exploration project to find new oil fields.
White House breach 'unacceptable': Secret Service chief The US Secret Service chief faced withering criticism from lawmakers outraged over security breaches at the White House.
US-India to collaborate on Mars exploration The United States and India agreed to cooperate on future exploration of the Red Planet.
Kazakh 21 yo violin player wins Rodolfo Lipizer Prize in Italy Kazakhstan native Meruert Karmenova has won the prestigious 33rd International Violin Competition 'Rodolfo Lipizer Prize' in Italy.
NASA image shows part of Aral Sea completely disappear for first time in centuries The American space agency has a published a photo taken in August, which shows the eastern basin of the Southern Sea completely dried up.
Almat Kebispayev from Kazakhstan wins bronze in greco-roman wrestling at Asian Games Kazakhstani wrestler Almat Kebispayev has won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon.
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- EU keeps Russia sanctions as clashes resume in Ukraine 
- Turkey submits request to parliament for Syria, Iraq military action 
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