- Uzbek President holds meeting on training of personnel
On 18 December 2018, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on the issues of meeting the need for modern personnel and attracting educated youth to strategic industries.
Uzbekistan Daily. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:44:41 +0500.
- Inside Tajikistan: The front line of the war on drugs
While Tajikistan says it has been able to control the situation, the UN drug agency accuses it of not doing enough.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:41:11 GMT.
- Geneva Palace of Nations to host meeting of de Mistura and Astana format delegations
The meeting will take place on December 18
Tass. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:34:00 +0300.
- Majlis Podcast: An Eventful Year In Central Asia (And What It Means For 2019)
The new-look Uzbekistan under President Shavkat Mirziyoev continued to be the dominant story coming out of Central Asia in 2018 and Tashkent's new political posturing has also sent ripples throughout the region.
Radio Liberty. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:47:28 +0000.
- Activists, Journalists Detained As Kazakhstan Marks Anniversary Of Independence
Police in Kazakhstan have detained several human rights activists who attempted to commemorate victims of 2011 and 1986 police crackdowns, as the country celebrates the 27th anniversary of its independence from the former Soviet Union.
Radio Liberty. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:29:41 +0000.
- Moment two hunters eat the raw heart of a slaughtered wolf
Shocking footage has emerged of two hunters in Kazakhstan biting and eating the raw heart of a dead wolf. The hunters had slaughtered a pack of wolves after they killed their sheep.
Daily Mail. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:56:44 GMT.
- As Global Markets Cool, Investors Find Warmth In Central Asia's Infrastructure
The OECD, China, and a range of public and private investors are setting their sights on infrastructure development in Central Asia.
By Ariel Cohen, Contributor. Forbes. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0500.
- WATCH: Inside Russia's crumbling spaceport Baikonur
The spaceport in Kazakhstan was built by the USSR and is the only way to the International Space Station.
ABC News. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:26:28 -0500.
- Kazakhstan receives new batch of Arlan, Alan armoured vehicles
Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) has revealed it has delivered another batch of Arlan and Alan vehicles to the Kazakh Ministry of Defence (MoD). ...
Charles Forrester, London. Janes 360. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 03:00:00 GMT.
- Soyuz rocket launches astronauts to the International Space Station
Three astronauts, including one American, successfully blasted off to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan Monday in the first launch of a manned Soyuz rocket since an aborted mission in October.
James Rogers. Fox News. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:25:35 GMT.
- Soyuz rocket: First astronauts launch into space since failure
Three astronauts from Russia, Canada and the US left from Kazakhstan on Monday morning.
BBC News. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:47:33 GMT.
- 3 astronauts from US, Russia, Canada blast off to International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) - 3 astronauts from US, Russia, Canada blast off to International Space Station.
Washington Times. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 06:33:18 -0500.
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