- Kazakhstan announces $10bn economic package
Government aims to help stave off impact of coronavirus as oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia makes it harder to stabilise economy.
Al Jazeera. Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:19:21 GMT.
- Coronavirus: Migrants stranded in Moscow airports
Workers from Central Asia are stranded after Russia closed its borders to try to stop the spread of coronavirus.
BBC News. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:56:14 GMT.
- OneWeb increases mega-constellation to 74 satellites
The London-based start-up expands its network with a Soyuz launch from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
BBC News. Sat, 21 Mar 2020 23:18:34 GMT.
- Family urinate into bottles for a YEAR and store 300 gallons in their flat in Kazakhstan
Parents and their adult son, named Zhenya, had been relieving themselves into bottles for a year after having utilities cut off for unpaid bills in the city of Aktau, southwestern Kazakhstan.
Daily Mail. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:18:01 GMT.
- Central Asia Needs A Financing Solution To Low Oil Prices
The Coronavirus-led slide in global oil prices is creating a new imperative for fossil fuel-producing nations like Kazakhstan to diversify their economies.
By Ariel Cohen, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:51:17 +0000.
- Virus drags on Rio Tinto's $8b Mongolian mine expansion
The brakes have been put on Rio Tinto's $8 billion mine expansion in Mongolia, with the threat of further delays as coronavirus controls continue to restrict access.
Nick Toscano. Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 21:15:54 +1100.
- Turquoise Hill provides update on Oyu Tolgoi project
MONTREAL, March 16, 2020 - Since January, the movement of goods and people within Mongolia has been restricted within and across its borders to prevent the spreading of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). ...
PR Newswire. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:00:00 +0000.
- Uzbekistan steps closer to ending forced labour in cotton fields
The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed a decree ordering the abolition of the state-order system for cotton crops, bringing the nation a step closer to ridding the cotton cultivation sector of forced labour.
Just Style. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:04:00 GMT.
- International Women's Day: Clashes, Coronavirus And Women Prepare To Strike
Mexican women geared up for a strike; coronavirus fears forced cancellations in China; marchers in Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan were attacked; and police confrontations were reported in Chile and Turkey.
Jason Slotkin. NPR. Sun, 08 Mar 2020 20:57:47 -0400.
- How millets sustained Mongolia's empires
Researchers examined stable isotopes from bone collagen and dental enamel to reconstruct the diets of ancient Mongolians. ...
Science Daily. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 11:32:34 EST.
- Tajikistan president's loyalists expected to dominate vote
MOSCOW (AP) - Voters in Tajikistan are casting ballots for the lower house of parliament in an election expected to be overwhelmingly dominated by loyalists of the strongman president. ...
Washington Times. Sun, 01 Mar 2020 05:24:41 -0500.
- MIAT Mongolian Airlines Selects Sabre to Drive Ambitious Growth Plans for 2020 and Beyond
The long-term agreement to implement Sabres Market Intelligence Global Demand Data solution will provide robust market insights as the airline moves forward with highly ambitious growth plans.
Travel Industry Wire. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:33:35 EST.
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