- Belarus offers Uzbekistan to develop road map for cooperation
A delegation of Uzbekistan led by the chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Nigmatlya Yuldashev held talks with the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov in Minsk last week.
Uzbekistan Daily. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:07:27 +0500.
- Russian, Iranian, Turkish officials to discuss Syrian Constitutional Committee
In essence, the countries united in the Astana format of negotiations on Syria will hold a visiting session in Geneva.
Tass. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:26:11 +0300.
- Saiga antelopes: the Ice Age survivors now in peril
Scientists hope to save the saiga, a Central Asian antelope which survived the Ice Age, but is now in peril.
BBC News. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:12:17 GMT.
- Spinning Its Wheels: With Turkmenistan In A Skid, Berdymukhammedov Pedals On
Its inflation rate is second only to Venezuela's, and that's just one of the woes prompting Turkmenistan's citizens to seek greener pastures. But President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov is busy with other things.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:20:46 +0000.
- Kyrgyz, Uzbek Defense Officials Convene For First Time Since Soviet Collapse
The top Kyrgyz and Uzbek defense officials have met to discuss cooperation for the first time since the two Central Asian countries gained independence when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:23:10 +0000.
- Iran, Russia vow to uphold nuclear deal at China summit
At the eight-nation SCO summit in Qingdao, Russia and Kazakhstan have pledged their support for the Iran nuclear deal as the organisation expands its mission to meet new challenges.
Al Jazeera. Sun, 10 Jun 2018 18:47:44 GMT.
- Murdered Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu case: Malaysia may commute killer's death sentence
Malaysia may commute the death sentence handed down to a former police commando convicted of the gruesome murder of a Mongolian woman, so that the man could return home from Australia, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said.
Straits Times. Sat, 09 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0800.
- Kazakhstan's New Capital Is Growing Up Quick
Just 20 years since its conception, Kazakhstan's capital city of Astana is a thriving hub of innovation, investment, and regional diplomacy. ...
By Ariel Cohen, Contributor. Forbes. Fri, 8 Jun 2018 12:21:00 -0400.
- Soyuz Capsule With 3 Astronauts Docks With Space Station
A Russian space capsule carrying three astronauts has docked with the International Space Station two days after it was launched from Kazakhstan. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:53:46 -0400.
- Roadmap of reforms suggested for Uzbek cotton harvest
A delegation from the Cotton Campaign has presented a number of recommendations to Uzbekistan Government officials on how to end systemic forced labour in the country's cotton sector.
Just Style. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 10:23:00 GMT.
- Young monks lead revival of Buddhism in Mongolia after years of repression
BARUUNBUREN, Mongolia (Reuters) - Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions, but its fate in Mongolia now rests on very young shoulders.
Reuters. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 20:47:45 -0400.
- The Secret Backstory Behind Kazakhstan's Rocket Launch Site
On June 6, three people will rocket into space from a cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. But why does this country of only 18 million people have a large space facility known as the Baikonur Cosmodrome?
Live Science. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:00:00 EDT.
The nations of Central Asia include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia,
as well as Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. For more news and official
information about these nations, visit the national government websites
The Republic of Kazakhstan's
capital city is Astana, and its national currency is the Tenge.
The primary language of Kazakhstan is Kazakh, and in 2007, the
nation's estimated population was 15,285,000.
The Kyrgyz Republic's
capital city is Bishkek, and its national currency is the Som.
The primary languages of Kyrgyzstan are Kyrgyz and Russian, and the
country's estimated population in 2007 was 5,284,000.
Mongolia's capital city
is Ulaanbaatar, and its currency is the Tugrug. Khalka Mongolian
is the primary language of Mongolia, and in 2007, Mongolia's population
was estimated at 2,952,000.
The Republic of Tajikistan's capital city
is Dushanbe, and its official currency is the Somoni. Tajik, Uzbek,
and Russian are commonly used languages in Tajikistan, and in 2007,
the estimated population of Tajikistan was 7,077,000.
Turkmenistan's capital city
is Ashgabat, and its national currency is the Manat. The primary
languages of Turkmenistan are Turkmen, Russian, and Uzbek, and its
estimated 2007 population was 5,097,000.
The Republic of Uzbekistan's
capital city is Tashkent, and its currency is the Sum. The primary
language of Uzbekistan is Uzbek, and its estimated population in 2007