May 10, 2021

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KAZAKHSTAN THREATENS UK OIL INTERESTS

KAZAKHSTAN, the landlocked central Asian country larger than the whole of Western Europe, grabbed the attention of the world's biggest oil companies in 2000 with the discovery of the giant Kashagan oil field.

Kazakhstan looks at new oil route to Europe

Kazakhstan, said on Tuesday, it was interested in establishing a new export route to carry its growing surplus of oil across the South Caucasus and the Black Sea to Europe.

Kazakh lender BTA Bank files U.S. bankruptcy

BTA Bank , the second-largest bank in Kazakhstan, sought bankruptcy protection in the United States to protect itself from U.S. creditors while it restructures $11.6 billion of debt at home.

Kazakh Energy Minister Questions Need to Lead in Uranium Output

Sauat Mynbayev, Kazakhstan's energy minister, questioned the need for the Central Asian country to maintain its world leadership in uranium production.

Ex-Botschafter unter Folter-Verdacht

aloijev160Das Mittelalter scheint noch nicht überwunden zu sein: Anno 2004 wird eine junge Frau und Mutter namens Anastasiya Novikova von Wien nach Beirut gebracht und in ein als Folterkammer umgebautes Zimmer gesperrt.

Journalists In Central Asia Struggle In 'Atmosphere Of Hopelessness And Fear'

14012010With attacks against journalists around the world on the rise, it is no surprise that Central Asian journalism is becoming ever more dangerous.

Kazakhstan Probes Reports About Land Lease To China

mapkazThe Kazakh Prosecutor-General's Office has formally asked legal experts to rule on whether media reports about the lease of agricultural land to China were defamatory, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

 

Iran Calls Report Of Secret Deal To Buy Kazakh Uranium 'Baseless'

ahmadinejadIran has described as "baseless" a report that it is seeking to clandestinely import 1,350 tons of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan.

 

Link To Iran Spoils Kazatomprom Party

yadertabletKazakhstan has taken on a new role as the world in uranium production -- and the achievement could not have happened at a worse time. (photo: A worker at Kazakhstan's Ulba Metallurgical Works shows nuclear fuel pellets.)

 

Kazakh Ombudsman asks his Thai counterpart to assist in objective solution of the case connected with arrest of 4 Kazakh pilots

ekipajHuman Rights Commissioner of Kazakhstan has sent a letter to the Ombudsman of the Kingdom of Thailand in which he asks to provide assistance in ensuring all-round and objective consideration of the incident connected by arrest of four Kazakh pilots.

 

'Assets don't fit new strategy': BP withdraws from talks on three Caspian blocks in Kazakhstan

'Assets don't fit new strategy': BP withdraws from talks on three Caspian blocks in Kazakhstan

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Kazakh minister sees no upside for Western-led giant oil developments this year

Kazakh minister sees no upside for Western-led giant oil developments this year

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Fugitive kleptocrat supports protest in Kazakhstan

Fugitive kleptocrat supports protest in Kazakhstan

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