- More Than 100 Detained As Kazakh Police Disperse, Block Opposition Protests
More than 100 activists have been detained by police in Kazakhstan where two opposition parties had planned to hold rallies on June 6 in several cities to demand democratic reforms. ...
Radio Liberty. Sat, 06 Jun 2020 15:17:00 +0000.
- More Than 100 Detained At Kazakh Opposition Rallies To Demand Democratic Reforms
More than 100 opposition activists have been detained by police in Kazakhstan where two opposition parties had planned to hold rallies on June 6 in several cities to demand democratic reforms in the Central Asian nation.
Radio Liberty. Sat, 06 Jun 2020 09:41:00 +0000.
- Adventure travel writer Sadie Whitelocks ventures inside a remote nomadic Mongolian tribe camp
During an off-roading adventure through Mongolia, Sadie Whitelocks stopped off for tea with a welcoming local family. She was shown how they milk a horse and served snuff in their ger.
Daily Mail. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:41:10 GMT.
- 'Lady in the well' sheds light on ancient human population movements
The bones of a woman of Central Asian descent found at the bottom of a deep well after a violent death in an ancient city in Turkey are helping scientists understand population movements during a crucial juncture in human history.
Reuters. Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:02:46 -0400.
- Post-Soviet security bloc to train peacekeepers in Russia or Kazakhstan
The CSTO secretary general noted that the organization would make a decision on choosing the basic center for training peacekeeping units under the UN standards until the end of the year
Tass. Wed, 27 May 2020 14:34:27 +0300.
- Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists
Scientists have tracked a cuckoo's migratory flight from Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.
Yahoo. Tue, 26 May 2020 17:45:36 -0400.
- Coronavirus: The strangers reaching out to Kyrgyzstan's lonely teenagers
Worried by teens' mental health struggles during Kyrgyzstan's coronavirus lockdown, one group acted.
BBC News. Mon, 25 May 2020 23:52:52 GMT.
- Rare snow leopards spotted in popular hiking destination now under lockdown in Kazakhstan
Bears, foxes and mountain goats also seen reclaiming habitat
Kate Ng. The Independent. Mon, 25 May 2020 15:27:00 GMT.
- KBR & NIPIneftegas to Form Engineering Firm in Kazakhstan
KBR and NIPIneftegas JV is set to offer engineering, procurement, design and related services to oil and gas sectors in Kazakhstan.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Wed, 20 May 2020 12:20:00 GMT.
- Two 'warrior women' from ancient Mongolia may have helped inspire the Ballad of Mulan
Archaeologists in Mongolia have found the remains of two ancient women warriors, whose skeletal remains indicate that they were well practiced in archery and horseback riding.
Laura Geggel. Fox News. Tue, 12 May 2020 09:00:33 GMT.
- Tajikistan declares first coronavirus cases
Despite bordering China, central Asian country reports first 15 cases months after outbreak spread across rest of world.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 30 Apr 2020 13:04:43 GMT.
- Researchers Uncover New Evidence That Warrior Women Inspired Legend of Mulan
Nearly 2,000 years ago, women who rode horseback and practiced archery may have roamed the steppes of Mongolia
Smithsonian. Wed, 29 Apr 2020 15:07:57 +0000.
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