Business Wire - Research and Markets: Oil Refining Industry in Kazakhstan to 2016 - Oil Refining Industry in Kazakhstan is a complete source of information on Kazakhstan crude oil refining industry. It provides refinery level information relating to existing and planned (new build) refineries such as insights and forecasts of refinery capacities, refined petroleum products production and consumption, refinery complexity factor and comparison against peer group countries in the respective region. The report also covers complete details of major players operating in the refining sector and in depth analysis of the latest industry news and deals.
KAZINFORM - Military of Kazakhstan, Great Britain and the USA to hold joint peacekeeping exercises - "As part of the implementing the plan for action and partnership between Kazakhstan and the NATO signed on January 31, 2006, as well as in whole in the framework of "Partnership for Peace" program between Kazakhstan and the NATO on August 10 in Kazakhstan there will take place the annual field tactical special peacekeeping exercise called "Steppe Eagle"
BBC - Turkey Ergenekon trial: Ex-army chief Basbug gets life - Turkey's former army chief, Gen Ilker Basbug, has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of plotting to overthrow the government.
Eurasianet - Are Outside Forces Conspiring To Create "Great Badakhshan"? - A leader of a governmental think tank in Tajikistan has accused "some countries" and "certain forces" of trying to create an independent Greater Badakhshan from parts of Tajikistan and Afghanistan -- but that Russia and China would help prevent that from happening.
Scientific American - Saiga Success: Critically Endangered Antelope Population Doubles in 5 Years - Well it’s about time I had some success to report about the saiga (Saiga tatarica), the critically endangered antelope species native to Kazakhstan and nearby countries in central Asia. Just a few decades ago saiga populations numbered in the millions. The fall of the Soviet Union brought uncontrolled poaching across the saiga’s range, and 95 percent of the animals were slaughtered for their meat and horns, which are used in traditional Chinese medicine. By 2010, the first year I wrote about the saiga, the total population had fallen to an estimated 81,000 animals in five isolated populations.
The Daily Mail - Pictured: The glamorous Ukrainian blonde who led to fugitive oligarch's capture after detectives tailed her from London’s High Court to his luxurious French hideout - A fugitive Kazakh oligarch wanted over a $5billion bank fraud was tracked down to a French villa when a glamorous female friend unwittingly led detectives hundreds of miles to his hideout.