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The Dictator banned 2 weeks after premiere in Kazakhstan
The Dictator banned 2 weeks after premiere in Kazakhstan

The Dictator, a new movie starring scandalous Sacha Baron Cohen, known as Borat, has been banned from screens two weeks after its premiere in Kazakhstan.

The Dictator banned 2 weeks after premiere in Kazakhstan
Secretary of Nur Otan party Yerlan Karin. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
American troops make no difference in Afghanistan: Yerlan Karin

Americans in Afghanistan do not control the whole situation. They stay at their bases and get attacked even at their bases and even more so outside their bases.

American troops make no difference in Afghanistan: Yerlan Karin
CARICC to get direct access to Interpol information system
CARICC to get direct access to Interpol information system

A two-day operative meeting of the work group on interrelation between terrorism and illegal drug trafficking is being held in Almaty.

CARICC to get direct access to Interpol information system
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Central Asia countries might face overweight problem

European and Central Asian countries might face overweight problem by 2030 as a consequence of malnutrition or improper diet, according to the report of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

Central Asia countries might face overweight problem
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5 million Chinese will settle in Kazakhstan

8 million Chinese will be living in Central Asia in the nearest time.

5 million Chinese will settle in Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
President Nazarbayev speaks in favor of a common free trade zone in Central Asia

Kazakhstan has been consistently promoting integration within Central Asia. All our neighbors do know that: President Nazarbayev.

President Nazarbayev speaks in favor of a common free trade zone in Central Asia
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U.S. "want to own" Central Asian special forces: media

U.S., same as Russia, are interested in retaining authoritarian, but secular political regimes in the region.

U.S. "want to own" Central Asian special forces: media
Russia President Dmitry Medvedev talking to President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev. ©RIA Novosti
Central Asia must not let be destabilized: Medvedev

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev met with his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev.

Central Asia must not let be destabilized: Medvedev
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U.S. explained details of Central Asia Counternarcotics Initiative

The U.S. wants no access to secret data or security-related information of the host country under the program of countering drug trafficking in Central Asia.

U.S. explained details of Central Asia Counternarcotics Initiative
Uzbek soldiers secure a street near the prison in Andizhan. ©REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Experts forecast tensions in Central Asia in 2012

Possibility of further increase in conflicts and tensions in 2012 remains high in three Central Asian states: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Experts forecast tensions in Central Asia in 2012
Security service soldiers on training exercise. ©RIA Novosti
Terrorist threat remains in Central Asia

The situation in the CIS countries and outside the CIS borders remains unstable.

Terrorist threat remains in Central Asia
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U.S. forces' withdrawal from Afghanistan will flood Central Asia with weapons

Russian authorities are concerned over a possibility of a massive flow of weapons into Central Asia after NATO forces are withdrawn from Afghanistan in 2014.

U.S. forces' withdrawal from Afghanistan will flood Central Asia with weapons
'New Muslims' appeared in Kazakhstan: Expert
'New Muslims' appeared in Kazakhstan: Expert

Calling themselves the followers of “pure” Islam, or Salafis, they are isolating themselves from the majority of “traditional” Muslims: Expert.

'New Muslims' appeared in Kazakhstan: Expert
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Air temperature to rise 5 degrees in 10 years in Kazakhstan

Air temperature has risen 0.8-1.3 degrees in the last 100 years in Kazakhstan, according to Kazakh Meteorological Service data.

Air temperature to rise 5 degrees in 10 years in Kazakhstan
United Nations Development Program in Kazakhstan. Illustration by tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan leads Central Asia in human development

UNDP published their annual human development report. Kazakhstan comes 68th - the highest rank among Central Asian countries.

Kazakhstan leads Central Asia in human development
DOssym Satpayev. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Dossym Satpayev: Russia is competing with China for Central Asia

China has more chances to win the Central Asian market than Russia that is currently discussing creation of the CES with several CIS countries: Expert.

Dossym Satpayev: Russia is competing with China for Central Asia
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Experts forecast political elites change in Central Asia within 10 years

An irrevocable change of political elites will occur in this period and the approach of the regime change will escalate the local political tensions and antagonism between different groups.

Experts forecast political elites change in Central Asia within 10 years
Military in Afghanistan. ©REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem
Expert: Kazakhstan underestimates Talibs' threat

Central Asian countries underestimate the situation that could unfold in Afghanistan by 2014 after withdrawal of American troops: Expert.

Expert: Kazakhstan underestimates Talibs' threat
Head of the General Staff of Russian Armed Services general Nikolai Makarov. ©RIA Novosti
Libyan and Syrian conflicts can repeat themselves in Central Asia: Head of Russian General Staff

We have to be prepared for everything. That is why we hold trainings: Makarov.

Libyan and Syrian conflicts can repeat themselves in Central Asia: Head of Russian General Staff
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UNICEF provided poliomyelitis vaccine to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan completed immunization of children against poliomyelitis. It was done because of the outbreak in Tajikistan and Russia in 2010.

UNICEF provided poliomyelitis vaccine to Kazakhstan