Events and opinions

worldtradecenterThe President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has held talks with Rolf Draak, member of the Board of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), and Mehran Eftekhar, Finance and Corporate Services Director at Nest Investments Holdings, Trend reports referring to the press service of the Kazakh president.

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Screenshot of Aisultan Nazarbayev's Facebook account. The man kissing a young Aisultan in the cover photo is Kazakhstan's de facto leader-for-life, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

seenoevilIt’s unclear how many people are living in some sort of detention in Xinjiang, the restive region in China’s far west.

mankilledThe facts of the initial fight, in which a young man was killed, have been entirely eclipsed by the politics of nationalism.

kzflagdpMontrealers and out-of-province students alike may marvel at the complex linguistic politics of Quebec – but the daily difficulties of “Bonjour-Hi” are insignificant to many Kazakhs, who will have to learn an entirely new alphabet in the coming years.

muratakhmanovThe movie is a forgettable addition to the presidential cult of personality.

oficialwhitehousA focus on promoting transparency and fighting corruption rather than China-bashing will be more successful in the long run.

digitalrevolutionReport says hackers detected online protest-sniffing software in Kazakhstan

djikhadkzThree men received prison sentences of between seven and eight years.

abishevdefProsecutors made little secret of the fact that the case was pursued on political grounds.