Uzbek army strongest in the region – GFP rating
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Uzbek army strongest in the region – GFP rating

Uzbekistan ranked 48th in the updated Global Firepower rating for 2017, according to the information published on the official website of GFP. The Uzbekistan’s army outstripped all other countries of the Central Asian region in terms of the strength of the armed forces. A total of 133 ...

September 18, 2017
Tajikistan puts a ban on women’s veils
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Tajikistan puts a ban on women’s veils

Tajik legislators have passed a bill that is primarily directed against the use of veils by women. The legislation is an amendment to an existing law. Tajik legislators have approved a bill that requires women to “stick to traditional national clothes and culture.” According to a report by ...

September 18, 2017
15 countries to partake in Astana Marathon 2017
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15 countries to partake in Astana Marathon 2017

ASTANA. KAZINFORM Runners from 15 countries have already applied for the participation in the competitions, the media center of the Astana City Administration says. Athletes from UK, USA, Ukraine, Spain, Russia, Poland, Netherlands, Malaysia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Italy, India, Germany, and Austria will take part in ...

September 18, 2017
EXPO-2017 declared closed
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EXPO-2017 declared closed

ASTANA. KAZINFORM According to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the EXPO-2017 ending will be the beginning of several new large-scale projects, Kazinform correspondent reports. Speaking at the official closing ceremony of the exhibition in Astana the Head of State told about the projects that will be realized ...

September 18, 2017
Uzbekistan simplifies visa procedures for tourists from Poland
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Uzbekistan simplifies visa procedures for tourists from Poland

Starting 1 January 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs intends to issue entry visas for tourists from Poland within two working days, excluding the day of documents acceptance. This was stipulated by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan "On simplification of visa procedures for ...

September 18, 2017
Tajikistan aims to attract investment for Rogun HPP
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Tajikistan aims to attract investment for Rogun HPP

Tajikistan received an independent credit rating to certify the international creditors in the republic's solvency. Moody's has issued a provisional rating for Tajikistan at level B3, but Standard & Poor's (S&P) rates Tajikistan at B-/B, meaning it is between the criteria for the B- level and ...

September 18, 2017
Sixth round of Syrian peace negotiations kicks off in Astana
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Sixth round of Syrian peace negotiations kicks off in Astana

Participants attend the fourth round of Syria peace talks in Astana on May 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Representatives from the Syrian government and foreign-sponsored armed opposition have started the sixth round of negotiations in the Kazakh city of Astana to resolve the Syrian conflict. The two-day ...

September 18, 2017