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2018-06-22 | Economy

Thousands of Kazakhs move northward with dreams of a new life

Authorities are implementing a voluntary resettlement programme in an attempt to solve two problems -- unemployment in some regions and lack of labour in others.

The World Bank is helping the Kyrgyz government ensure safer school buildings in the face of earthquakes and other climate related natural disasters.

The state-funded programme will enable more than a half-million Kazakhs to advance their computer skills in various information technologies.

More than 1,500 people from across the region attended lectures, master classes and business meetings during the three-day festival in Almaty.

California strawberries, adapted to the conditions in Khatlon Province, are bringing a stable income to Tajik women and their families.

Russian officials cannot hide their fury as Central Asian states are increasingly turning to Washington for economic and security co-operation.

Politicians, civil society activists, artists and schoolchildren are protesting the murder of 19-year-old Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy, who was killed, allegedly by her abductor, last month.

'The Role of Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation That Lead to Terrorism' conference was held in Tashkent and Samarkand June 11-12.


A recently staged murder of a journalist in Ukraine has shone a spotlight on risks that journalists face in Central Asia when they cover Putin and his regime.


What changes do you expect as a result of recent top-level meetings between leaders from Central Asia and the United States?