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Kazakhstan: Police detain protesters in several cities during Norouz

Astana, March 23 -- Police in the Kazakh capital, Astana, and in the cities of Almaty and Shymkent have detained dozens of people who protested the government's move to rename the Central Asian nation... Read More


US discuss Afghanistan peace process with Russia, China, EU officials

Kabul, March 23 -- U.S. officials have "exchanged views" with representatives of Russia and China on the current status of the Afghan peace process, RFE/RL reports with reference to the State Departme... Read More


Villagers in Tajikistan to benefit from infrastructure improvements along CASA1000 transmission line

Dushanbe, March 23 -- Villages that are home to around 200,000 citizens in rural Tajikistan will gain better local infrastructure thanks to support from the CASA1000 Community Support Project for Taji... Read More


Kazakhstan: Astana police detain protesters who oppose renaming city after Nazarbayev

Astana, March 22 -- Police in Astana have detained about 20 people who protested against renaming Kazakhstan's capital after former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who stepped down from the pos... Read More


Tajikistan: Turkish-Tajik bus-assembling plant launched in Dushanbe

Dushanbe, March 22 -- President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon accompanied by Mayor of Dushanbe Rustam Emomali attended a bus-assembling plant's opening ceremony in Dushanbe on March 19, the president's... Read More


World Bank supports rehabilitation of Nurek hydropower plant in Tajikistan

Dushanbe, March 22 -- The first phase of the Nurek Rehabilitation Project, co-financed by the World Bank, was officially launched on March 20 by the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, and the Wo... Read More


EBRD supports trade in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, March 22 -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is stepping up its support to Uzbek exporters and importers by extending a new trade finance facility of up to US $20 ... Read More


Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev's daughter becomes Senate speaker as Astana renamed after Nazarbayev

Astana, March 21 -- Former President Nursultan Nazarbayev's eldest daughter was elected speaker of Kazakhstan's upper parliament house on March 20, a day after her father announced his resignation. Al... Read More


Kazakhstan: Government, National Bank to continue Nazarbayev's policy

Astana, March 21 -- On March 20, a day after President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation and after Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev was sworn in as Kazakhstan's acting president, the Government and t... Read More


Kazakhstan and China discuss increasing cooperation

Astana, March 21 -- On March 19-20, during a working visit to China, Kazakhstan's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Alikhan Smailov met with Vice-Premier of the State Council of the ... Read More