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Section: The Times of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)

      Kazakhstan: Court arrests pro-Moscow blogger for inciting ethnic hatred
      Sep28

      Kazakhstan: Court arrests pro-Moscow blogger for inciting ethnic hatred

      NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — A court in Kazakhstan has detained a pro-Russian blogger for two months pending trial on suspicion of inciting ethnic hatred, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported. Ermek Taichibekov was previously sentenced to 4 years in prison in 2015 on charges of inciting ethnic hatred by placing “inflammatory” materials on...

      Uzbekistan targets at $5 billion worth of agricultural export in coming years
      Sep22

      Uzbekistan targets at $5 billion worth of agricultural export in coming years

      TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan plans to bring the export of agricultural products to 5 billion U.S. dollars in the coming years by widening the export destinations and modernizing the sector, Xinhua news agency reported citing the Uzbek presidential press service. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has instructed the Uzbek government to increase the...

      Kazakhstan to resume flights with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
      Sep10

      Kazakhstan to resume flights with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

      NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — Kazakhstan will resume flights with neighboring Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan starting from September 10, Xinhua news agency reported with reference to the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development. The resumption of flights with Tajikistan is also under consideration, while Malaysia, Poland, Hungary, Azerbaijan,...

      Triumph of Eurasian cinema in London
      Aug28

      Triumph of Eurasian cinema in London

      LONDON (TCA) — From 13th to 19th August 2020, Romford hosted the second ECG Eurasian Film Festival — one of the few film festivals in the world that promotes Eurasian cinema in the English-speaking world. The ECG Film Festival is held annually in conjunction with the established Romford Film Festival. This year, both Festivals made the decision...

      Weekly Digest of Central Asia
      Aug22

      Weekly Digest of Central Asia

      BISHKEK (TCA) — The Publisher’s note: Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Central Asia was the scene of intense geopolitical struggle and the Great Game between the British and Russian Empires, and later between the Soviet Union and the West, over Afghanistan and neighboring territories. Into the 21st century, Central Asia has become...

      Central Asia: World Nomad Games moved to 2021 due to pandemic
      Jul10

      Central Asia: World Nomad Games moved to 2021 due to pandemic

      BISHKEK (TCA) — Turkish authorities have moved the Fourth World Nomad Games to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service reported. The games, an international competition dedicated to ethnic sports, were scheduled to be held in the Turkish city of Bursa in autumn this year. The President of the Turkey-based World...

      Kazakhstan’s food plant increases production 85% compared to 2019
      Jul09

      Kazakhstan’s food plant increases production 85% compared to 2019

      NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — The Mareven Food Tien-Shan plant, located in Kazakhstan’s Almaty region and implemented with the support of Kazakh Invest national investment promotion company, continues to increase production volumes due to a steady increase in demand for the company’s products in Kazakhstan and the countries of the Central Asian...

      Tajikistan: Jailed lawyer receives Homo Homini human rights prize
      Mar07

      Tajikistan: Jailed lawyer receives Homo Homini human rights prize

      DUSHANBE (TCA) — Jailed Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov has received the Prague-based People in Need NGO’s annual Homo Homini prize at a special ceremony in the Czech capital, RFE/RL’s Tajik Service reported. Prominent Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who spent more than four years in Russian prisons for his stance against his...

      UAE extradites Ablyazov associate to Kazakhstan
      Mar06

      UAE extradites Ablyazov associate to Kazakhstan

      NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extradited to Kazakhstan the former managing director of the country’s BTA Bank, Rustam Ibragimov, an alleged associate of a leading opposition figure residing in France, Mukhtar Ablyazov, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported. The Kazakh Prosecutor-General’s Office said on March...

      US state secretary to visit Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
      Jan25

      US state secretary to visit Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

      BISHKEK (TCA) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to London, U.K.; Kyiv, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan from January 29 to February 4, the U.S. State Department said on January 24. After visiting the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on February 1, Pompeo will travel to Nur-Sultan for talks with...