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Rebels battle to 'liberate' Syria capital
Rebels battle to 'liberate' Syria capital

Rebels declared the battle to "liberate" Damascus has begun as heavy fighting raged across the city on Tuesday and Russia said an agreement is possible for a UN resolution on the Syria crisis.

Rebels battle to 'liberate' Syria capital
Assad will use chemical weapons: top defector
Assad will use chemical weapons: top defector

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will use chemical weapons against opposition forces and may have already deployed them, Nawaf Fares.

Assad will use chemical weapons: top defector
Damascus rocked by 'most intense' fighting of revolt
Damascus rocked by 'most intense' fighting of revolt

Syria's army blasted rebel strongholds in Damascus with mortars Sunday, sparking the "most intense" fighting in the capital since the revolt erupted 16 months ago.

Damascus rocked by 'most intense' fighting of revolt
Pregnant woman among 5 dead in Syria's Homs: NGO
Pregnant woman among 5 dead in Syria's Homs: NGO

Shelling and fighting in the central Syrian province of Homs killed at least five people on Saturday, including a pregnant woman and two rebels.

Pregnant woman among 5 dead in Syria's Homs: NGO
Cholera outbreak in northern Mali kills two
Cholera outbreak in northern Mali kills two

Two people have died and 26 others have been infected by an outbreak of cholera in the city of Gao, northern Mali, a region occupied by hardline Islamist groups.

Cholera outbreak in northern Mali kills two
Natural riches at heart of Myanmar civil war
Natural riches at heart of Myanmar civil war

Poring over pictures of bullet-riddled bodies and charred villages, peace mediators say Myanmar's far north is writhing in the grip of a "resource war" with no end in sight.

Natural riches at heart of Myanmar civil war
Zhanaozen. Photo by Maksim Popov©
State of emergency lifted in Zhanaozen

The state of emergency has been lifted in Zhanaozen at 7:00 a.m. on January 31.

State of emergency lifted in Zhanaozen
Zhanaozen. Photo by Renat Tashkinbayev©
Zhanaozen policemen promise to quit if their colleagues are convicted

Zhanaozen policemen are promising to quit if their three colleagues are convicted for abuse of power during clashes on December 16.

Zhanaozen policemen promise to quit if their colleagues are convicted
Negotiations with workers. Photo courtesy of Murat Abenov's Facebook
MPs convinced striking workers of West Europe - West China road to go back to work

200 workers involved in construction of West Europe - West China in Kyzylorda oblast stopped their protests and went back to work.

MPs convinced striking workers of West Europe - West China road to go back to work
Umirzak Shukeyev. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Employment projects for Zhanaozen to be updated

Zhanaozen development was discussed at an extended meeting in Aktau.

Employment projects for Zhanaozen to be updated
Baurzhan Mukhametzhanov. Photo courtesy of lada.kz
Zhanaozen residents will not be re-settled: Akim of Mangistau oblast

Akim of Mangistau oblast told about plans for Zhanaozen.

Zhanaozen residents will not be re-settled: Akim of Mangistau oblast
Consequences of Zhanaozen clashes. Photo by Maksim Popov©
Zhanaozen residents will get compensated for burnt cars

Zhanaozen residents will get compensated for cars burnt during riots.

Zhanaozen residents will get compensated for burnt cars
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Over 1,000 people applied to work in Ozenmunaigas and Karazhanbasmunai

1,308 job applications were received as of January 4.

Over 1,000 people applied to work in Ozenmunaigas and Karazhanbasmunai
Daniyal Okassov ©
Classes at Zhanaozen schools and kindergartens to come to normal January 5

Early winter vacation was announced from December 19 to January 4 due to the emergency situation and curfew introduced following the public unrest December 16.

Classes at Zhanaozen schools and kindergartens to come to normal January 5
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Employment center is accepting residents' applications in Zhanaozen

A special center for acceptance of the residents’ applications has been opened in Zhanaozen.

Employment center is accepting residents' applications in Zhanaozen
Zhanaozen administration building after clashes. Photo by Maksim Popov©
Over 1,000 people are restoring Zhanaozen

Over 1,000 people are involved in restoration construction works in Zhanaozen.

Over 1,000 people are restoring Zhanaozen
Photo by Maksim Popov©
State of emergency prolonged in Zhanaozen

State of emergency was announced in Zhanaozen on December 17. It was scheduled to last until 7:00 a.m. January 5, 2012.

State of emergency prolonged in Zhanaozen
Oil workers striking in Zhanaozen. Snapshot of the video
742 people submitted employment applications in Zhanaozen

742 applications for employment have been received from former employees of Ozenmunaigas.

742 people submitted employment applications in Zhanaozen
Zhanaozen administration building after clashes. Photo by Maksim Popov©
115 people are restoring Zhanaozen administration building

115 people are restoring the town administration building in Zhanaozen.

115 people are restoring Zhanaozen administration building
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Situation in town is stable: Zhanaozen residents

Zhanaozen residents talk about current situation in the town.

Situation in town is stable: Zhanaozen residents