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Turkish company to build an enrichment plant in East Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN, Jan. 23 -- The Turkish company Yilmaden Holding, a subsidiary of the Yildirim Group, plans to build a chromite enrichment plant in the East Kazakhstan region. The project is being implemen... Read More


US to review Afghanistan peace deal with Taliban

KABUL, Jan. 23 -- The United States intends to review an agreement reached with the Taliban last year in order to determine if the militant group is meeting its commitments under the Afghan peace acco... Read More


Caritas Germany launches new projects worth EUR 1.4 million to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in Central Asia

DUSHANBE, Jan. 22 -- The Branch of the German Caritas Association in Tajikistan (Caritas Germany) launched its three new projects at a virtual meeting held on January 18-19 with participation of repre... Read More


Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan reach agreement on Caspian hydrocarbons field

ASHGABAT, BAKU, Jan. 22 -- Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have reached a preliminary agreement on the joint exploration of a once-disputed section of an undersea hydrocarbons field in the Caspian Sea bel... Read More


Uzbekistan PM replaces leadership at metallurgic plant controlled by powerful tycoon

TASHKENT, Jan. 22 -- Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov has replaced the leadership at a large industrial facility controlled by the clan of influential tycoon, Kazakhstan-based Uzbek-Belgian bi... Read More


Business confidence record high among US companies in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Jan. 22 -- Confidence levels on the business climate for the year ahead has reached a record high among U.S. companies in Taiwan, despite severe challenges faced by markets around the world du... Read More


Kazakhstan: Rural residents to receive loans for businesses that contribute to conservation of biodiversity

NUR-SULTAN, Jan. 21 -- Second phase of the Eco-Damu Loan Program for the period of 2020-2024 was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan, jointly with the Forestry an... Read More


EU and OSCE support construction at Tajikistan's Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense Training Centre

DUSHANBE, Jan. 21 -- High-level representatives from Tajikistan's Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense (CoESCD), the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and the European Union Delegation ... Read More


HRW denounces Kazakhstan's crackdown on rights groups

NUR-SULTAN, Jan. 21 -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) says an ongoing "crackdown" on human rights groups in Kazakhstan for alleged financial-reporting violations casts "serious doubt" that the Central Asian... Read More


Kyrgyzstan tycoon, wife change names after hit with US sanctions

BISHKEK, Jan. 21 -- The former deputy chief of Kyrgyzstan's Customs Service, Raimbek Matraimov, has changed his last name after being placed on the U.S. Magnitsky sanctions list for his alleged involv... Read More