Muratkhan Tokmadi had pleaded guilty to murdering ex-BTA Bank CEO in a hit job allegedly ordered by fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov.
Loans taken out under One Belt One Road initiative will force up debt levels in vulnerable countries, says Center for Global Development.
Former physics professor at Cambridge and longstanding ambassador to the UK ran unopposed.
Bodyguards of Turkish construction company’s CEO reportedly exchanged blows with Turkmen security officials who tried to prevent him from leaving the country, which has been plunged into an economic crisis by low oil prices.
With moves already under way to phase out the Cyrillic alphabet, the Kazakhs, unsettled by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, are sending out a statement asserting their statehood.
Transactions barred both inside and outside the country with money transfers restricted to parents sending sums to children studying abroad.
Iran, which produces around 80% of the highly valuable commodity, will seek to set the global base price by forming a new alternative investment class and pushing up exports.
Success of project could clear way for eventual corridor of road, rail and communications networks linking Central and South Asia.
In London speech, Iranian deputy foreign minister asks why Iran would stay in the deal when “there is no benefit for us”.
Backed by the ruling Republicans, Armen Sarkissian leads Armenia's presidential race but questions about the mysterious end of his brief stint as prime minister and when exactly he renounced his British citizenship are undermining his credibility.