Kazakhstan

9 January 2018
Grand Visions Meet Grim Reality on Kazakh-Chinese Border

No visas are needed, but logistical and psychological issues are hampering development of a major trading zone.

 
4 January 2018
Kazakhstan Tightens Squeeze on Media

Astana reinforces its status as a no-go area for independent media, while ostensibly more open Kyrgyzstan cracks down on opposition TV station.

 
22 December 2017
Court Upholds U.S. Bank’s Freeze of Kazakh Billions Premium

Case is part of long-running clash between one of Moldova’s richest men and the oil-rich Central Asian state.

 
15 December 2017
Kazakh Miners End Underground Strike Premium

Threatened with legal action -- and promised a pay rise -- ArcelorMittal workers end the country’s longest strike in years.

 
11 December 2017
Duckwalking Mongolian Dinosaur Rescued From Black Market Premium

The specimen was so bizarre that scientists at first thought the fossil was a fake.

 
9 November 2017
Four Plead Guilty in Kazakh Pipeline Bribery Scheme Premium

Rolls-Royce has already paid $800 million to settle allegations of corruption in several countries.

 
24 October 2017
Kyrgyzstan Won’t Let Astana Off the Hook Premium

Government adds an unmet aid pledge to its list of grievances with Kazakhstan, although some progress made on border dispute.

 
17 October 2017
Kazakhstanis Fume Over Fuel Shortage Premium

Soaring prices, long lines and disrupted traffic are common sights these days in Central Asia’s major oil producer.

 
13 October 2017
Frustration on Kyrgyz Border as Election Draws Near Premium

Some Kyrgyz claim Kazakhstan is hampering border traffic in retaliation for their president’s verbal assaults on the Kazakh leader.

 
22 September 2017
Kyrgyzstan Accuses Kazakhstan of Election Meddling Premium

Nursultan Nazarbaev’s talk with a Kyrgyz opposition candidate sparks row between the Central Asian neighbors.

 

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