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Sheep at drought-hit field. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan may face food deficit by 2050

The climate changes in Central Asian countries may have a significant effect of the region’s food security: WHO.

Kazakhstan may face food deficit by 2050
China's Xi visits Central Asia ahead of G20
China's Xi visits Central Asia ahead of G20

China's President Xi Jinping headed to Central Asia on Tuesday ahead of a G20 summit, state-run media reported, in visits expected to see energy deals and talks on slowing growth.

China's Xi visits Central Asia ahead of G20
©REUTERS
Kazakhstan fearful of bubonic plague spread from Kyrgyzstan

A teenage boy has died of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan. The neighboring Kazakhstan has stepped up border control.

Kazakhstan fearful of bubonic plague spread from Kyrgyzstan
NATO soldiers in Afghanistan. ©REUTERS
Withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan is no catastrophy for Central Asia: Nazarbayev

Archaic stereotypes of the media have not been overcome yet. Nobody sees or want to see the changed realities of our region: Kazakhstan President.

Withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan is no catastrophy for Central Asia: Nazarbayev
Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov. Photo courtesy of primeminister.kz
Idrissov calls Asian states to cooperate in energy security

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Udrissov called Asian countries to cooperate in water management, food and energy security.

Idrissov calls Asian states to cooperate in energy security
Chairman of Kazakhstan National Security Commission Nurtai Abykanov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlvoskiy©
Border experts from Central Asia discuss regional security in Astana

The third regional meeting of heads of the border authorities of Central Asian CIS countries is being held in Astana.

Border experts from Central Asia discuss regional security in Astana
KazTransGas logo. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan not signing gas supply contract with Kyrgyzstan because of debts

Kazakhstan is not signing gas supply contract with Kyrgyzstan because of its gas debts to Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan not signing gas supply contract with Kyrgyzstan because of debts
©REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan may have negative effect on Central Asia: Expert

Afghan militants may come to Central Asia after withdrawal of the international coalition troops from Afghanistan: Asseylbek Mendygaliyev.

Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan may have negative effect on Central Asia: Expert
Snapshot of the ad about People's IPO
Kazakhstan People's IPO ads tagged best in Central Asia

APEX Consult, PR-company from Astana, won the Best of Central Asia-2012 contest in the TV Ads Production category.

Kazakhstan People's IPO ads tagged best in Central Asia
©RIA Novosti
Beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries

The beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries because of this year’s drought in the grain-yielding regions of the world.

Beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries
©REUTERS/Amr Dalsh
Kazakhstan leads Central Asia by number of multi-millionaires

Kazakhstan is rankedf irst among Central Asian countries by the number of people with fortunes exceeding $30 million.

Kazakhstan leads Central Asia by number of multi-millionaires
Photo courtesy of hgi-fire.com
Water tensions overflow in ex-Soviet Central Asia

The ex-Soviet states of Central Asia are engaged in an increasingly bitter standoff over water resources, adding another element of instability to the volatile region neighbouring Afghanistan.

Water tensions overflow in ex-Soviet Central Asia
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan citizens drink most alcohol in Central Asia

Kazakhstan is Number One in Central Asia by alcohol abuse.

Kazakhstan citizens drink most alcohol in Central Asia
Tokyo. Photo courtesy of worldpress.com
Central Asian Foreign Ministers to meet in Japan

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister will go to Japan to meet with his colleagues from Central Asia.

Central Asian Foreign Ministers to meet in Japan
Wastes dump. ©RIA Novosti
Kyrgyzstan’s uranium-polluted rivers threaten Central Asia

Regional risks of degradation and destruction of uranium tailing dumps are high and many of the dumps in Kyrgyzstan are located very close to water resources.

Kyrgyzstan’s uranium-polluted rivers threaten Central Asia
    Chairman of NATO Parliamentary Assembly Karl Lamers. Photo courtesy of dni.com.ua
NATO hopes for economic integration of Afghanistan with Central Asia by 2014

Chairman of NATO Parliamentary Assembly Karl Lamers exchanged his opinion after the meeting with Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Kazykhanov.

NATO hopes for economic integration of Afghanistan with Central Asia by 2014
Photo courtesy of yurclub.kz
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Foreign Ministers signed cooperation program

The official visit of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov started on September 6 in Astana.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Foreign Ministers signed cooperation program
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. ©RIA Novosti
Uzbekistan President to render official visit to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan political consultations are held in Tashkent on August 13-14. Kazakhstan is represented by deputy Foreign Minister Amangeldy Zhumabayev.

Uzbekistan President to render official visit to Kazakhstan
Air Astana plane in Almaty International Airport. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Air Astana tagged best Central Asian and Indian airline

Air Astana won the Best Central Asian and Indian Airline award at Farnborough International Airshow.

Air Astana tagged best Central Asian and Indian airline
Transit of NATO troops. ©REUTERS/HO Old
NATO and Central Asia agreed on military transit from Afghanistan

NATO has agreed with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on the use of the territories of the Central Asian countries for withdrawal of vehicles and military armament from Afghanistan.

NATO and Central Asia agreed on military transit from Afghanistan

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