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Tribunal Grants WWM US$50M for Claims Against Kazakhstan Under Soviet Treaty

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World Wide Minerals Ltd. ("WWM") and Mr. Paul A. Carroll, QC, WWM's President and CEO, have been vindicated in an arbitral award, which held that the Republic of Kazakhstan breached international law and the Canada-U.S.S.R. Bilateral Investment Treaty ("BIT") over 20 years ago.

Inside the decaying mansions abandoned in UK’s most expensive wasteland

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New footage has emerged from the decaying multi-million pound London mansions left derelict in ‘one of the most expensive wastelands in the world’. 

HRW Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan’s poor human rights record has regretably deterioriated since its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in October 2014.

A Spy Case Exposes China’s Power Play in Central Asia

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Kazakhstan’s leaders struggle to balance hungerfor Chinese investment with fears of encroachment by their giant eastern neighbor

Kazakh Xinjiang Activist’s Trial Begins With Relocation, Incitement Charges Linger

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 A judge quickly agreed to send the case to Almaty; Serikzhan Bilash is charged with inciting violence against Chinese.

Will life imitate art? Steppe queen movie makes Kazakhs wonder

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

BTA Bank Wins Sanctions Against Ex-Chairman in Theft Lawsuit

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A federal judge in New York ordered former BTA Bank JSC chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov to pay the Kazakh lender’s legal fees for the discovery process after he failed to hand over evidence in a lawsuit accusing him of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. real estate.

Kazakhstan is in the middle of a political transition. So is its social media humour.

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Fear is subsiding and the jokers are out in force
Just one of the many jokes at new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's expense. Widely shared.

THE GLOBAL IMPORTANCE OF ISTANBUL’S ELECTION

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On one level, the victory of the opposition candidate in a mayoral election in Istanbul won’t change
that much. 

Kazakhstan: Hard-up doctors say quick fixes are not the cure

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Instructors at the Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty have always been candid with their freshmen.

Central Asian Economies: Thirty Years After Dissolution of the Soviet Union

Central Asian Economies: Thirty Years After Dissolution of the Soviet Union

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Europe’s weak protections for refugees leave Central Asian dissidents at extreme risk

Europe’s weak protections for refugees leave Central Asian dissidents at extreme risk

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Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

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