Uzbek President and head of Lukoil discuss construction of gas processing

Lukoil President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov and Head of Lukoil Vagid Alekperov discussed on Tuesday in Tashkent construction of a modern gas processing plant in Bukhara region worth $3 billion, reported UzA. READ MORE

German politicians & experts support Kazakhstan's efforts in global nuclear disarmament

In Berlin under the initiative of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Germany has been held a conference "The role of Kazakhstan in global action against nuclear weapons" and art and photo exhibitions devoted to the theme of nuclear tests effects at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. READ MORE

London Court Orders Fugitive Kazakh Banker to Pay Back $400M

London’s High Court has ordered a fugitive Kazakh former banker to pay damages of around $400 million to the bank he allegedly embezzled it from, the court said. READ MORE

Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov took part in the Seventh EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting

On November 20, the Seventh European Union and Central Asia Ministerial Meeting took place in Brussels. Kazakhstan was represented by Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov. READ MORE

Afghan President Delays Signing of Deal with US


By Sharon Behn

In an historic decision, Afghanistan’s assembly of tribal and community elders, the Loya Jirga, overall approved a multi-page Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States.  But it is still unclear when the deal will be signed. READ MORE

France to extradite Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

France's public prosecutors are to  recommend the extradition of Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, who was arrested in a spectacular raid on his riviera villa in July, it was announced on Thursday. READ MORE

Kazakh Kazakhmys sells energy assets to Samruk-Energo

By Elena Kosolapova

Kazakhstan's Metallurgical Corporation Kazakhmys has entered into an agreement to sell the group's remaining 50 percent interest in Ekibastuz LLP and 100 percent of the issued share capital of Kazhydro to Kazakh Samruk-Energo, the company reported on Dec. 9. READ MORE


By Alina Kantor

French Court of Aix -en-Provence has once again postponed consideration of a request for extradition of the former head of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov Ukraine. While the court postponed the start consideration on December 12. On the same day the Court of Appeal of Aix-en - Provence will be considered a similar request from Russia . READ MORE

Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Economic Relations Make Progress

By Richard Weitz

On November 1, the fourth session of the Kazakhstani-Kyrgyzstani Intergovernmental Council met in Bishkek. The meeting sought to realize the agenda articulated by Kazakhstani Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, who noted “the mutual desire of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to address urgent issues on water and the energy sector, gas, transport, agriculture, environmental problems” as well as promote free trade (inform.kz, November 1). READ MORE

Situation with migration policy in Russia to grow worse

A growing number of migrants from Central Asia are coming to Russia to earn money. Their situation became more difficult because of growing anti-immigrant sentiments, but they don’t see a way out yet. READ MORE