Opposition says it controls Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan after dozens killed
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, 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.
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.
Sauat Mynbayev, Kazakhstan's energy minister, questioned the need for the Central Asian country to maintain its world leadership in uranium production.
Das 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.
With attacks against journalists around the world on the rise, it is no surprise that Central Asian journalism is becoming ever more dangerous.