Trend - Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan sign agreement on strategic partnership - Uzbek President Islam Karimov and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed an agreement which launched a strategic partnership between the two countries today, a Trend correspondent reported at the signing ceremony today.
Internet users number grows in Kazakhstan - "According to the latest ranking of the United Nations, Kazakhstan ranked second on 'e-participation index' among 192 countries ( 31st in 2005)," the statement says.
Fars News - Envoy: Iranian Expatriates in Kazakhstan Showing High Turnout in Friday Election - eifi said that the Iranians living in Kazakhstan have already shown a strong and vibrant presence in Iran's 11th presidential election in the Kazakh cities of Astana, Almaty, Chimkent and Turkistan since polling centers opened in the Central Asian country at 8:00 am local time.
KAZINFORM - Foreign diplomats donate blood to save lives in Kazakhstan - "Diplomatic corps accredited in Kazakhstan is very supportive of free blood donation," Head of the World Health Organization Country Office Dr. Melita Vujnovic has told Kazinform correspondent at the Republican Scientific Center of Transfusiology today.
Eurasianet - Kazakhstan: High School Graduates Failing to Make the Grade - Nearly a third of high school graduates in Kazakhstan flunked their final exams this year, figures released by the government show. A total of 29 percent of the 95,487 students who took the important exam (which determines whether or not they will get into university) failed to make the grade.
Radio Free Europe - Kazakh Opposition Activist Released In Poland - Ketebaev, an associate of fugitive Kazakh banker and opposition politician Mukhtar Ablyazov, is known for his criticism of Kazakhstan’s government and President Nursultan Nazarbaev.
Kazakh, Uzbek Leaders Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement - In the past, the relations between the two countries were marred by deadly shootings along disputed border segments and the closure of the Kazakh Cultural Center in Tashkent in 2008.
Huffington Post - Music as a Sixth Sense - Interview with Sholpan Sharbakova - Sholpan Sharbakova, the classical pianist, graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London and Gnessins Academy of Music in Moscow and a soloist with the Astana State Philarmonia talks about music as an Olympic sport, the influence of the Kazakhstan upbringing and the importance of teaching music to kids.