Monthly Archive

August 2010

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 9 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Silk's dark side: Uzbek kids made to grow cocoons

Great Silk Road's modern dark side: Government forces Uzbek children to help grow silkworms For one month a year, from morning to night, Dilorom Nishanova grows silkworms, a painstaking and exhau... read more..

Events and opinions

'Award' Visit For Jailed Kazakh Rights Defender

The head of a European human rights watchdog has visited jailed Kazakh rights activist Yevgeny Zhovtis to congratulate him on being awarded the group's annual prize, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports. ... read more..

Events and opinions

Samruk-Kazyna files claim against BTA over loans

(SRI) - Samruk-Kazyna, Kazakhstan's state-owned holding and investment company, filed a claim in a Kazakh court against BTA Bank and "some of its creditors" over $300 million in transactions, BTA said read more..


U.S. judge rejects BTA Bank’s bid to stop lawsuit

(SRI) - A federal bankruptcy judge has denied BTA Bank's attempt to use U.S. bankruptcy law to shield it from an overseas legal proceeding, a ruling that limits the reach of the U.S. bankruptcy court read more..

Events and opinions

Asylum case could lead to rift with Kazakhstan

Britain is facing a diplomatic rift with Kazakhstan, a key trading partner, over attempts by a leading Kazakh pro-democracy campaigner to seek political asylum from the British government. Tensio... read more..


Central Asia's New Silk Roads

ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA — The fate of the massive deposits of lithium recently discovered in Afghanistan is destined to be no different from that of landlocked Central Asia's other natural resources: ta... read more..


Kashagan partners to delay second phase of development until 2018-19

The second phase of development of the Kashagan oil field has been postponed until 2018-2019, local newswires reported on Thursday, citing the chief executive of Kazakh oil and gas company KazMunaiGas... read more..

Events and opinions

Oil Consultant Giffen Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor

Oil consultant Jim Giffen, after more than seven years of fighting charges that he bribed government leaders in Kazakhstan, pleaded guilty to a tax-related misdemeanor. Giffen said today in fed... read more..

Events and opinions

Honey monkeys for Dictator Nazarbayev

Does this picture make you think of Rwanda? If so, a British PR firm has done its job, and many states want a similar makeover Positive pictures of Rwanda, such as the country's famous gorilla tr... read more..

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