Canada-based miner, long involved in environmental and profit-sharing disputes over its operations in Kyrgyzstan, gets the go-ahead to mine Davidov and Lysyi sites.
Just 185 of 1,750 Chieftain tanks paid for upfront were ever delivered because the Islamic Revolution led to an arms supplies ban. MP described UK's approach to debt as “un-British”.
Kyrgyz president hits out at “aged” Kazakh counterpart Nazarbayev as damage to trade mounts up from spat over Astana's claimed “impertinent” meddling in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election on behalf of “their flunky”.
MEPs want to reward reforms by Eastern Partnership countries by allowing them to join EU customs union, energy union or even Schengen area.
Carnage mainly in predominantly Kurdish mountainous area which typically features homes made of mud bricks. At least 6,600 people injured in disaster and key hospital severely damaged.
Indicted individuals allegedly paid kickbacks to officials in countries including Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, contracts on a pipeline-to-China investment among those tainted by scandal.
EBRD markedly hikes its forecasts for economic growth in Emerging Europe after assessing the arrival of expansion that is so strong that it is already running up against structural constraints.
In Washington visit, Mogherini says she has assurances decision makers in Congress want to maintain US participation in accord, while in Paris a senior Iranian official calls on EU to more proactively defend agreement against Trump.
Iran behind attempted strike on international airport from Yemen, claim Saudis. Tehran denies involvement, accusing regional arch-rival of “bombing Yemen to smithereens, killing thousands of innocents including babies”.
Financing and offshore secrets of investment and holding company Meridian Capital exposed by Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).
Busy agenda ranges over preserving nuclear deal, Syria, Rosneft and NIOC contracts worth $30bn and planned 7,200-kilometre International North-South Transport Corridor.
Quietly released document, full of Cold War-style jargon, appears to draw lessons from the fate of Crimea at the hands of Russia.
New president’s drive for reform in Central Asia’s most populous country gets boost from climb of 13 places in ranking.
MP who heads parliamentary energy commission says French energy major has “no excuses” for not carrying out the deal.
Two small South Caucasian nations Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as Turkey, stand to gain from route that avoids Russia following an ancient Silk Road corridor.
Speculation over why the usually harsh authorities are permitting the rallies includes theory that regime officials are trying to identify opponents. Demands made to protesters for the removal of sunglasses support that argument.
Tashkent often reported notoriously unreliable growth figures under the late Islam Karimov, but just-issued nine-month update shows reformist successor Shavkat Mirziyoyev may be pushing officials to get real.
Banned from sending goods to the Afghans through Pakistan, New Delhi is developing a new trade corridor via the Islamic Republic, hoping to also use the route to make inroads in Central Asia.
Rulings by courts in several European jurisdictions have so far gone in businessman Anatol Stati's favour as he seeks redress for investments in Kazakhstan that he says were nationalised without full compensation.
Dispute between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan over claimed interference of latter in former’s presidential election and subsequent hindering of border trade flows prompts President Atambaev to question merits of Moscow-led trade bloc.