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Former Soviet State Celebrates 16th Constitution Day

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan celebrates its 16th Constitution Day Tuesday. In the capital city, Astana, festivities include a military parade, concerts and festivals. President Nursultan Nazarbayev will host the the Astana events. The military parade features more than 250 weapons and military equipment including missiles, tanks and artillery. More than 2,500 military personnel are scheduled to march in […]

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China Pushes Iran to Return to Talks on Sidelines of Security Summit

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged his Iranian counterpart to resume six-nation talks as soon as possible, to guarantee Iran’s right of the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Both Mr. Hu and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, for the annual summit of the Asian regional alliance known as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. […]

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Chinese, Kazakh Presidents Meet

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao met Monday with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana. The Chinese leader’s visit to Kazakhstan began Sunday and is aimed at boosting ties with the central Asian country and a regional cooperation group. Before his trip, the President Hu issued a statement praising the relations between China and Kazakhstan since […]

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Chinese President Begins Visit to Kazakhstan

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao has begun a state visit to Kazakhstan, aimed at boosting ties with the central Asian country and a regional cooperation group. Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev met Mr. Hu and his wife Sunday on arrival at the airport in the Kazakh capital Astana. Before his trip, the Chinese leader issued a statement […]

HRW Criticizes Kazakhstan Over Uzbek Extraditions

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch says Kazakhstan’s government has violated international law by forcibly repatriating at least 28 people to neighboring Uzbekistan, where they believe they could face torture. The New York-based rights group says the Uzbeks fled their homeland fearing religious persecution after being wanted by authorities on anti-state and religion-related charges. Human Rights watch says […]

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Kazakh President Calls for Islamic Food Fund

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has proposed the creation of a food reserve for Muslim countries to improve food security in the Islamic world. President Nazarbayev addressed the World Islamic Economic Forum in the Kazakh capital Astana Wednesday. He said member nations of the Organization of the Islamic Conference should establish a regional fund to stave […]

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