kaztag.kz. “Karachaganak partners and KazRosGas agreed on major gas deal"- KazRosGas, LLP and Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. have announced that the Karachaganak partners and KazRosGas, LLP, a joint venture between Gazprom, OSC and National Company KazMunaiGaz, JSC have agreed the extension of the existing Karachaganak Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) until January 2038.
bbc.com. “Central Asians respond to the lure of Islamic State"-The video of Tajikistan's former special service chief Gulmurod Khalimov announcing his "defection" to Islamic State (IS) has caused alarm in Central Asia, renewing debate over the threat the group might pose to the region. Some worry that Central Asia might follow the radical path of countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria. The BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Almaty, Kazakhstan has this assessment.
inform.kz. “Climate Diplomacy Day marked in Kazakhstan" - The EU Delegation to Kazakhstan and the British Embassy in Astana in cooperation with the embassies of Belgium, Germany, Spain, and France decided to join efforts and run an initiative "Climate Diplomacy Day" to raise awareness and encourage collaborative steps toward tackling climate change, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan.
akipress.com. “First batch of low-enriched uranium to be delivered to Kazakhstan in 2017: IAEA” - The first batch of low-enriched uranium will be shipped to the IAEA fuel bank in Kazakhstan in 2017, said Project Manager for the IAEA LEU Bank Terry Wood speaking at the media briefing of the Kazakh foreign ministry on June 19. "We assume that it will take approximately 2 years to complete all the procedures meeting the IAEA safety standards. It's about 2 years from the date of signing of the agreement," said Wood.