Transported goods from Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan will rise anywhere from $2,900 to 4,500 USD and will take seven days longer as Kremlin keeps dictating its terms for transit through its territory.
Turkmenistan's presidential election began on 2 February, according to vestnikkavkaza.net media: Turkmeni citizens staying abroad are to vote first.
"2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty opens in Splendour," read the headline of the official International University Sports Federation (FISU) website on 29 January.
Asian Development Bank's (ADB) assistance to Tajikistan this year is expected to be around $107 million, followed by projected investments of $108 million and $104 million in 2018 and 2019, respectively, Azerbaijani media azernews.az reported citing ADB's officials.
The Kazakhstani state authorities continue to provide various tools to support small and medium sized business.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Saint Petersburg, 25 December, to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Kazakhstan is still major exporter of grain, especially flour, despite being a landlocked country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid an historic visit to Kazakhstan 14 December and met with President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Kazakhstani WBA, IBF, WBC middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin has been registered in the book of Guinness World Records for highest knockout rate - 91,67 percent.
The European Commission had lifted the ban on some of the Kazakhstani airlines to fly to EU countries, according to the Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan (CACK).