Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kazakhstan Corruption:

Exile Alleges New Details
A former member of the first family of oil-rich Kazakhstan is accusing its authoritarian ruler of extensive corruption, potentially complicating U.S. efforts to improve relations with the strategically important Central Asian state.
From a hiding place in Europe, the former son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev asserted in interviews with The Wall Street Journal that Mr. Nazarbayev has diverted billions of dollars in state assets and long taken commissions from companies doing business in his mineral-rich land.
The ex-son-in-law, Rakhat Aliyev, who has had a bitter falling out with Mr. Nazarbayev, also said the regime has conducted an operation in ...

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New Kazakhstan Corruption Alleged
Law Blog - WSJ.com (Free subscription) 13 hours ago
A former member of the first family of oil-rich Kazakhstan is accusing its authoritarian ruler of extensive corruption. Washington wants good relations with the country because of its strategic location and its mineral riches. But maintaining cordial ties has been difficult and the new allegations may make the balancing act even harder.

British national detained in Kazakhstan for drug trafficking
Russia News Net (Free subscription) 7 hours ago
ASTANA, July 22 (RIA Novosti) - A British national has been detained in Kazakhstan on charges of organizing drug smuggling from Tajikistan to Europe, the country's National Security Committee said on ...
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Abu Dhabi, Kazakhstan set up US$1b energy investment fund
UAEinteract.com - News (Free subscription) 7 hours ago
In line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the government of Abu Dhabi,

Global Voices Online (Free subscription) yesterday
Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, has become such ten years ago, moved from the country's largest city Almaty. It is believed to be a pet city for the president of Kazakhstan, who is often called in the pro-governmental media (which heavily dominate on the information field) as an “architect” of this new booming construction

Global Voices Online (Free subscription) yesterday
On the eve of the Beijing Olympiad, the Kazakhstani bloggers discuss what chances their country has to performs decently in summer sports. The composition of Russian olympic team is public for a long time already, including in the Internet. But it is still not knownwho will go there from Kazakhstan! I searched for this information, but ...

Kazakhstan: Mega Media Holding
Global Voices Online (Free subscription) yesterday
Adam reports on creation of a new Kazakhstan media holding company, made up of state-owned and - of course - pro-government outlets.

Global Voices Online (Free subscription) yesterday
Adam Kesher reflects on the recent developments around Arcelor Mittal’s enterprise in Kazakhstan against the background of evolving resource nationalism trends in Kazakhstan and consolidation of major industries in hands of the state.

Kazakhstan: The Rise of Kazakh Military
Global Voices Online (Free subscription) yesterday
Adam tells that new types of ammunition, designed in Israel, but made in Kazakhstan, comply with the world trends in the sphere of design of high-precision weaponry.

Kazakhstan: New Scandal, Bribes and Politics
Global Voices Online (Free subscription) yesterday
The Roberts Report reviews the new scandal evolving around Kazakhstan following the Sunday Times article, alleging that KazmunaiGas paid $2 million for vice-president Cheney’s visit to Astana in 2005.

GAC sets up operation in Kazakhstan
lloydslist.com (Free subscription) yesterday
NEW office to take advantage of growth in oil and gas business in Central Asia.

Century 21 Gold plans to invest $1 billion in Turkey
Turkish Digest (Free subscription) 3 hours ago
"Century 21 Gold plans to invest $1 billion in Turkey Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Century 21 Gold Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine plans to realize $1 billion real estate investment in Turkey. Russian representatives of the world-renowned real estate chain Century 21 Gold gathered in the southern city of Antalya yesterday and evaluated the investments and projects to be launched in the city. " More: Century...

Century 21 Gold plans to invest $1 billion in Turkey - Turkish daily news
Kazakhs Ambivalent about Capital's Anniversary
"GroundReport (Free subscription) yesterday
Posted by Adil Nurmakov to Global Voices Online Astana has been the capital city of Kazakhstan since the national government moved from Almaty, the country's largest city, ten years ago. It is believed to be a pet city for the president of Kazakhstan, who is often called in the pro-governmental media (which heavily dominate on the information field) as an “architect” of this new booming construction...

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Delegates At Conference Discuss Ways To Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission, Support Pediatric Care In Central Asia
Medical News Today (Free subscription) yesterday
Delegates from Central Asian countries, United Nations agencies and aid groups recently met in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to discuss methods of preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission and supporting pediatric HIV/AIDS care in the region, Kazakhstan's Kazinform reports.
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Explore : AIDS, Asia, Central Asia, Diseases, Health, Tashkent, United Nations, Uzbekistan
Hot Blog: A Momentary Relapse of Reason
kazakhstan.neweurasia.net (Free subscription) yesterday
Here is a new blog called “A Momentary Relapse of Reason”. It is in English and written by an American, who has just moved to Almaty, Kazakhstan nearly a year ago. Here’s a small self-presentation from the blog’s “About” section: After graduating from with a BA in International Studies in 2006 I began looking for [...]
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Kazkahstan: Pipeline Blast
Global Voices Online (Free subscription) yesterday
Patrick Frost reprots that a 20-mile section of a natural gas pipeline, which travels from western Kazakhstan into Russian territory, was shut down late yesterday after an explosion damaged the line.
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The 3 the latest comments published by users on Kazakhstan :
Miss Universe 2008 Contestants Swimsuit Photos
mangalamraj 06/28/2008
Miss India Simran Kaur Miss Puerto Rico 2008 Ingrid Rivera Santos Miss Kazakhstan 2008 Alfina Nassyrova [ Read for the Complete Miss Universe 2008 Coverage ]

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Miss India seems to be all Sophisticated. classy, modest like Miss Australia and Miss U.S.A
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Simran Kaur looking so cool and sexy than others girls in univers
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Almaty to host Days of Qatar’s Culture
gumir 06/05/2008
During the period of June 8-14 Almaty will host Days of Qatar's Culture in Kazakhstan. The event is organized by Culture and Information Ministry of Kazakhstan, “Kazak Auenderi” JSC and Qatar National Council for Culture, Arts and National Heritage. A solemn opening of the event will be held on June 10 at G. Musrepov State Academic Theatre for Children and Youth. A concert of folk dancing ensemble,
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Explore : Almaty, Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, Qatar
Almaty hosts Education abroad - 2008 int’l exhibition
gumir 06/04/2008
An international exhibition Education abroad – 2008 opened yesterday in Almaty. The event is organized by Association of Graduates of “Bolashak” Kazakh President’s international scholarship and education agency Capital Education under the auspices of Culture and Information Ministry and Youth Policy Department under Education and Science Ministry. National company “Kazinform” JSC renders information
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Explore : Almaty, Central Asia
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