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Coronavirus spreads at major Kazakh oilfield's worker camp

11 Apr 2020

ALMATY Twelve people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at one of the worker camps located next to the giant Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan, its operator Tengizchevroil said on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-Coronavirus spreads at major Kazakh oilfield's worker camp

11 Apr 2020

ALMATY, April 11 Twelve people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at one of the worker camps located next to the giant Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan, its operator Tengizchevroil said on Saturday.

Pompeo urges Kazakhstan to press China over Uighurs

02 Feb 2020

NUR-SULTAN U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Kazakhstan on Sunday to join Washington in pressing Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a sensitive matter for the Central Asian nation which has close ties with its neighbour China. | Video

Twelve dead as plane crashes after take-off in Kazakhstan

27 Dec 2019

ALMATY Twelve people were killed and dozens injured when a plane with nearly 100 passengers and crew on board crashed soon after take-off in Kazakhstan on Friday. | Video

Financial services firm Freedom Holding considers Moscow listing after Nasdaq debut

15 Oct 2019

MOSCOW Freedom Holding Corp , a financial services firm focussed on East Europe and Central Asia, is considering a Moscow listing, after its shares began trading on New York's Nasdaq.

Ukraine peace drive hits first bump, but Moscow says summit possible

09 Oct 2019

KIEV/MOSCOW Ukraine on Wednesday refused to pull back troops in its restive east, saying for the second time this week that continued shelling by pro-Russian separatists there precluded the implementation of a disengagement agreement.

Will life imitate art? Steppe queen movie makes Kazakhs wonder

23 Jul 2019

ALMATY An aging central Asian leader grooms his daughter to succeed him, and she then overcomes suspicion from her patriarchal society to unite her people.

For some Chinese Muslims, fleeing doesn't end trouble

19 Jul 2019

TRELLEBORG, Sweden/ALMATY Sairagul Sauytbai, an ethnic Kazakh who fled China last year after working in a so-called vocational training centre for ethnic minorities, wanted to tell others about the beatings and torture she said she had seen there.

Kazakhs, foreign investors puzzled by power-sharing leaders

29 Apr 2019

ALMATY The new Kazakh president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, flies a modest Airbus A321 jet. His predecessor and patron Nursultan Nazarbayev moves around on a much bigger wide-body Airbus A330-200.

Kazakhstan to hold June election, Tokayev favourite

09 Apr 2019

ALMATY Kazakhstan's interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, called a snap presidential election for June 9 on Tuesday and looked to be in a good position to continue ruling the oil-rich Central Asian nation.

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