Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev (file photo) (CTK)
May 18, 2006 -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev today met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey's Mediterranean resort town of Antalya.
Iranian troops in training (file photo) (Fars)
May 18, 2006 -- China's Foreign Ministry today said that Iran can attend the next meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as an observer.
May 16, 2006 -- Kazakh authorities have sentenced an oppositionist to five years in jail for allegedly creating civil disorder.
May 15, 2006 -- The foreign ministers of the six countries in the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are holding talks today in the
Chinese city that gave the group its name.
May 13 was the first anniversary of the violent crackdown in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon. Demonstrations were held in London; Moscow; and Calmar, Sweden, as well as Kyrgyzstan, to commemorate victims of the violence.
Darigha Nazarbaeva speaking at a rally of the party she leads, Asar (file photo) (RFE/RL)
May 11, 2006 -- A Kazakh court today convicted a retired intelligence officer of slandering the president's son-in-law.
Work in progress on a major overhaul of the Atyrau-Samara pipeline (file photo) (ITAR-TASS)
May 5, 2006 -- Five people were reported killed and three injured after inhaling poisonous gases at an oil facility in Kazakhstan today.
May 5, 2006 -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney travels to Kazakhstan today for talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev.
May 4, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev and his Tajik counterpart Imomali Rakhmonov held negotiations on bilateral cooperation in the agriculture, energy, and industrial sector in the Kazakh capital Astana today.
BRUSSELS, May 4, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs arrives in Kazakhstan today to discuss energy cooperation with the country's leaders.
PRAGUE, May 4, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- A top Kazakh environmental official, Yklas Nogaev, today said he is certain an oil spill caused the deaths of more that 1,000 sturgeon and more than 90 seals in Kazakhstan's sector of the Caspian Sea.
PRAGUE, May 4, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Uzbek border authorities today said that a group of Kazakh villagers beat two Uzbek border guards, and then abducted one of them.