New Straits Time - Kazakhs preparing to celebrate Nauryz - Kazakhstan Ambassador to Malaysia Beibut B. Atamkulov said Nauryz was one of the oldest festivals in the world.
Eurasianet - Kazakhstan: Miss Military and Miss Railways Capture Spirit of Women’s Day - International Women’s Day on March 8 is seen in much of the world as an opportunity to raise awareness about gender equality – but, as in most other former Soviet states, in Kazakhstan the holiday is more about giving flowers and chocolates and making saccharine speeches extolling the virtues of the fairer sex.
In Auto News - PSA Peugeot-Citroen to sign vehicle-assembly deal in Kazakhstan - The French carmaker said the deal could generate more than 300 jobs in France. According to the agreement was signed on Thursday in Paris, the Peugeot 301 sedan, 3008 crossover, 508 sedan and Partner commercial van will be assembled in Kazakhstan beginning in June 2013.
Radio Free Europe - Jailed Kazakh Rights Defender Sent To Labor Camp - Vadim Kuramshin's mother told RFE/RL that her son was transferred this week from a detention center in the southern city of Zhambyl to the northern city of Petropavlovsk.
101 Great Goals - Crappy Kazakhstan Part II: Crazy wind delays a penalty over & over again - Last week we brought you the crazy footage from a top flight match in Kazakhstan in which a match was played on the most waterlogged pitch of all time, and now we have a second bizarre video in which Mother Nature again played a starring role.
Space Ref - UK and Kazakhstan agree collaboration in space - The UK Space Agency and the National Space Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KAZCOSMOS) have today (7 March 2013) signed an agreement outlining cooperation in the area of space activities.
BBC - Kazakhstan's independent media under fire - More than a year since the worst political violence in Kazakhstan's modern history, social tensions continue to rise and independent media are under fire from the government.
The Moscow Times - Why Iran Is Standing Firm - Despite being isolated and ostracized, Iran has managed to gain some strategic breathing room with the help of countries like China, Russia, India, Syria and Venezuela, allowing it to resist Western pressure. More important, even though the severe sanctions regime led by the U.S. is bound to be imperfect, it only hardens further Iran's resistance.
RIA Novosti - Chinese Leader’s Russia Visit to Boost Strategic Partnership - China’s new president is expected to visit Russia in his first overseas trip, as Beijing seeks to boost strategic partnership with Moscow, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Saturday.
Russia Today - North Korea cuts hotline with South following threats - Pyongyang has cut a key communication hotline with South Korea, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Monday. The tensions between the neighbors have once again flared after the UN adopted a fresh round of tough sanctions against North Korea.
KSAT - Scientists: Space junk hits Russian satellite - A piece of space debris left over from a 2007 Chinese missile test collided with a Russian satellite earlier this year, rendering the satellite unusable, a researcher said Saturday.