BISHKEK, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The process of nominating candidates for the presidency started on Thursday in Kyrgyzstan, chairwoman of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Nurzhan Shaildabekova said.
From the endless steppes of the Kazakhstan interior to the immense temples and minarets of the Samarkand and Bukhara to the jutting, thrusting, snow-covered peaks of the Tian Shan mountain range, this is a region with a refreshing lack of hype surrounding its attractions which visitors can expect to have mostly to themselves -- CNN writes in a story endorsing the Central Asia' Silk Road.
Kazakhstan ranks second in Eurasia in June 2017 Global Peace Index, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan improve positions
Kazakhstan topped the new Global Peace Index (GPI) in Central Asia, released by the Institute for Economics and Peace recently. Kazakhstan was ranked 72nd (up three positions) globally and second in the Eurasian region, behind Moldova (62nd).
Militants forced to flee the crisis-torn Afghanistan could represent a threat to the Central Asian members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the head of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center said Wednesday as quoted by sputniknews.com
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev announced May 29 at a ceremony of the 25th anniversary of the Kyrgyz Army in Bishkek that the presidential election will take place on October 15.
The process of building and rerouting energy distribution networks from northern Kazakhstan to the south has been under way for many years and was sparked originally by the Kazakh government's desire to stop having to deal with Uzbekistan for gas supplies.
Russia will supply its partners within the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) with new weapons systems this year such as helicopters, air defense systems and armored vehicles, according to Dmitry Shugayev, the head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), as quoted by mass media.
Current Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov has been nominated by the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan (SDPK) to run for the next presidential term, Kyrgyz officials announced on Wednesday.
Kazakh Parliament's lower house has ratified an agreement on the allocation of $100 million USD to Kyrgyzstan as an assistance for the country to adapt to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Tajikistan's Foreign Minister Sirojidin Aslov recently commented about the ongoing construction of the Rogun dam in Tajikistan. He told reporters in Brussels recently that Dushanbe has always taken into account the interests of the neighboring downstream countries.