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Kazakhstan sees economic growth.

- Today.Az - AZ

Kazakhstan sees economic growth.

The economic growth in Kazakhstan stood at the level of 4.3 percent in the first eight months of the current year.

- AzerNews - AZ

Pradhan to co-chair IGC meet with Kazakhstan.

New Delhi, Sep 19 Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will co-chair the two-day meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission with Kazakhstan beginning on Tuesday in the central Asian nation's capital at Astana, an official statement said here. According to the Indian petroleum ministry, Kazakhstan will be represented in ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Tirumala decked up for nine day celestial Brahmotsavam.

Stage is set for the nine-day annual Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara commencing on 23 September. Tirumala the abode of Lord Venakateswara is all dressed up with flower medians, electrical display stations, security barricades, extended parking lots; streamlined food parks Laddu Prasadam counters and waiting queues.The ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Vitol Ups Cash-for-Oil Deals With Kazakhstan To $5B.

Commodity trader Vitol has raised its export prepayment loans to Kazakhstan's state oil firms to US$5 billion, boosting further its primary position in lifting Kazakh oil at a time when the central Asian country's output is expected to grow, the Financial Times reported on Monday. At the end of December 2015, Vitol ...

- OilPrice.com - US

The World's Largest Offshore Oil Field Is Back In Action.

Without much international fanfare, the world's largest offshore oil field and the largest discovered in the last 40 years, Kazakhstan's Kashagan Field, is on the verge of finally moving beyond the manifold impediments that hindered its development. Discovered in 2000, the 13 Bbbl field was set to begin producing in 2005, ...

- OilPrice.com - US

ADB offers to create municipal infrastructure fund in Kazakhstan.

- Today.Az - AZ

President: Kazakhstan has all conditions for effective co-op with Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.

- Today.Az - AZ

ADB offers to create municipal infrastructure fund in Kazakhstan.

The Asian Development Bank intends to ease financing conditions for small utility companies in Kazakhstan, said the director of the representation of the Asian Development Bank in Kazakhstan Giovanni Capannelli, Kazinform reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

President: Kazakhstan has all conditions for effective co-op with Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.

Today, Kazakhstan has all conditions for effective cooperation with Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kazakhstan gets support to diversify away from oil.

Oil-rich Kazakhstan has ambitions to become a "high-income country," but it needs support to diversify its economy, the Asian Development Bank said.

- UPI - US

Kazakhstan's Diyas Wins Japan Women's Open Tennis Title

Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas defeated local favorite Miyu Kato to win the Japan Women's Open tennis championship, the Central Asian player's first WTA tour title.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kazakh strategist: The Eurasian union is only about economic relations

Kazakhstan sees the Eurasian Economic Union purely as a means to develop economic relations, while it strives for much deeper integration with its Central Asian neighbours, based on the model of the European Union, Sanat Kushkumbayev told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.

- EurActive - UK

Kazakhstan's Diyas Wins Japan Women's Tennis Title

Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas defeated local favorite Miyu Kato to win the Japan Women's Open tennis championship, the Central Asian player's first WTA tour title.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Turkmen, Kazakh presidents mull co-op issues

The bilateral relations between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are dynamically developing, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

- AzerNews - AZ

Nine-medal haul for Indian women pugilists; Soniya clinches gold

Istanbul, Sep 17 Indias young women pugilists returned with a rich haul of nine medals, including a gold medal, in the Ahmed Comert International Boxing Championship that ended here on Sunday. Soniya of Bhiwandi emerged the star of the contingent, clinching the gold medal after beating Zhazira Urakabeva from Kazakhstan 4-1 ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Diyas claims maiden title

Zarina Diyas won her first WTA title yesterday, beating home favorite Miyu Kato 6-2, 7-5 to take the Japan Women's Open title. In a final made up of two qualifiers, the 23-year-old Diyas broke Kato, 22, in the first game before a double fault from the Japanese player at 4-2 allowed the Kazakhstan native to serve out for the ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Exploring Identities: Kazakhstan's Planned Shift to the Latin Alphabet

"Arguments against the adoption of Latin are inherently grounded in imperial Russian or Soviet ideology."

- Global Voices - US

Diyas wins maiden title in Japan

Kazakhstani downs local favourite Miyu Kato in straight sets The post Diyas wins maiden title in Japan appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Watch: Golovkin draws with Alvarez in middleweight superfight

Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez fought to a controversial draw in their long-awaited middleweight world title bout in Las Vegas on Saturday. Kazakh Golovkin and Mexican Alvarez each got the nod from one judge, while the third declared it a draw. Golovkin, who landed more punches overall, remains unbeaten over his ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Qualifier Diyas wins WTA's Japan Open

Kazakh Zarina Diyas has claimed her first WTA title after a straight-sets win over fellow qualifier Miyu Kato 6-2 7-5 in the Japan Open final.

- SBS.com.au - AU

The benefits of hosting the Olympics are nonexistent — no cities want to host them

Buda Mendes/GettyIt’s official: We now have hosts for the next two Summer Olympics. Paris will host in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028. It looks like a victory for the International Olympic Committee, as the result could be Olympic Games without the embarrassments of empty seats and foul water of Rio, the massive cost ...

- Business Insider - US

Kazakh, Uzbek Leaders Hail Improving Ties At Tashkent Meeting

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has arrived in neighboring Uzbekistan for a working visit, a trip that comes amid what his Uzbek counterpart, Shavkat Mirziyoev, hailed as a "historic" year of improving relations between the two major players in Central Asia.

- Radio Free Europe - US

CIS of high importance in Iran's foreign policy

During his recent visit to the Kazakh capital, Astana, to attend the first summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation on science and technology, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with some leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

- AzerNews - AZ

Ex-Nusra vows to fight on in Syria, denounces de-escalation deal

BEIRUT - The former al Qaeda branch in Syria has pledged to keep fighting government forces and their Russian and Iranian allies, and denounced ceasefire talks in Kazakhstan.

- Reuters - US

Forget Mayweather and McGregor, the real fight of the year is this weekend

You might not have heard of them, but Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin and Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will fight on Sunday for the middleweight title, and boxing fans are excited.

- ABC News - AU

Fighting is family affair for Golovkin

His boxing career started in his native Kazakhstan.

- Daily Nation - KE

Syria: Turkey, Russia, Iran Agree to Safe Zone Deal

Turkey, Russia and Iran agreed Friday to a deal that will see the countries work together to police a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province for the next six months, according to a joint statement issued by the three countries following talks in Kazakhstan. The three nations also agreed to set up a coordination ...

- Voice of America - US

Video: Dried-up Aral Sea springs back to life

Straddling the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest saline lake in the world, an inland sea of 66,000 square kilometres. But in 1950, the Soviets diverted the two rivers that fed it in order to irrigate fields and grow cotton. Little by little, the Aral Sea dried up, ruining ...

- France24 - FR

Final De-Escalation Zone Agreed at Syrian Peace Talks

The parties at the Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan have agreed the boundaries of the final de-escalation zone, Turkish and Russian diplomatic officials said Friday. Officials from Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed the borders of the zone in the northern province of Idlib and are negotiating over which monitors will be ...

- Albawaba - UK

Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree On Borders Of Syrian 'De-Escalation Zones'

Negotiators from the three countries sponsoring Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, say they have reached an agreement to set up de-escalation zones in Syria for six months.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Turkey, Iran, Russia agree on Borders of Syria de-Escalation Zones

Turkey, Russia and Iran have agreed Friday on the borders of the de-escalation zones, including the main opposition-held region of Idlib, at the Syria peace talks in Kazakh capital Astana, reported Daily Sabah.  The talks will continue in regard to which forces will be deployed in Idlib, Turkey's official Anadolu Agency ...

- Novinite - BG

China voices readiness to play constructive role in Astana talks

New players may join the Astana process which is aimed at resolving Syrian crisis and bringing stability to the region.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan begins to import Aral salt

Kazakhstan has started to export Aral salt to Azerbaijan, and the first consignment was already sent out, said Evgeniy Korol, the vice-president of JSC "Araltuz" for sales and marketing.

- AzerNews - AZ

Turkey, Iran and Russia to deploy observers around Syria's Idlib, Turkey says

ANKARA/ASTANA - Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to post observers on the edge of a de-escalation zone in northern Syria's Idlib region, which is largely controlled by Islamist militants, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Friday.

- Reuters - US

Final de-escalation zones agreed on in Astana

Iran, Turkey and Russia unveil plan in Astana calling for end to hostilities in zones in mainly opposition-held areas.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Kazakh President Nazarbaev To Visit Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev will pay a working visit to Uzbekistan and attend the opening of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russia, Turkey, Iran agree on Syria de-escalation zones

Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to set up de-escalation zones in Syria for six months, negotiators for the three nations said in a joint statement Friday after talks in Kazakhstan.

- The Daily Star - LB

Kazakhstan leads Argentina in Davis Cup

Kazakhstan has taken an early lead over Argentina in their Davis Cup clash in Astana.

- SBS.com.au - AU

ISS: NASA Astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba Arrive Safely at International Space Station

Three new crew members have arrived safely at the International Space Station  after a six-hour flight from Kazakhstan. The three men flew in the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft from the central Asian country's Baikonur Cosmodrome, and docked at the space station after orbiting Earth four times.

- Yahoo! News - US

A guide to the Syria peace talks in Astana

Key players in the Syrian war are holding a sixth round of talks in the Kazakhstan capital Astana in the latest Russian-led initiative to end six years of violence.

- The Daily Star - LB

Russia says deal 'very close' on fourth safe zone in Syria

Russia's envoy for Syria said Thursday that an agreement was "very close" on a fourth safe zone in the country as a new round of talks began in Kazakhstan on ending the six-year war. Speaking after negotiations...

- Expatica - NL

Syria talks: Ceasefire on the table, peace a more distant goal

Representatives of the Syrian opposition and President Bashar al-Assad's regime are meeting in Astana for a sixth round of talks. They are hoping to secure a ceasefire, but how far off is a lasting peace agreement?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Kazakhstan's President Nazarbaev Hints He Has No Plans To Retire

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev, who celebrated his 77th birthday in July, has signaled that he does not plan to retire from office.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kazakh President set to visit Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan

- Today.Az - AZ

Sixth round of talks on Syria kicks off in Astana

- Today.Az - AZ

Russia says close to Syria deal with Turkey, Iran

ASTANA - Russia, Turkey and Iran are close to finalizing an agreement on creating four de-escalation zones in Syria, a senior Russian negotiator said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Golovkin likens Alvarez superfight to new date

Undefeated Kazakhstani can hardly wait for Saturday's showdown The post Golovkin likens Alvarez superfight to new date appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Turkish president claims first deposit made for Russian S-400s

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed on 12 September that Turkey has paid the first deposit for the S-400 surface-to-air missile system to Russia. The first deposit is estimated to be worth USD2.5 billion. Speaking to journalists on his way from Astana, Kazakhstan, to Turkey,

- Jane’s - US

Sixth Round Of Syria Peace Talks Begins In Astana

A sixth round of Syria peace talks has begun in Astana, a two-day gathering sponsored by Russia, Iran, and Turkey with negotiations that are separate from United Nations-sponsored talks in Geneva.

- Radio Free Europe - US