National Sep 14, 2016

Japan eyes Hiroshima visit for Kazakh president in November

The government is arranging for Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to visit Hiroshima when he comes to Japan in early November for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a source knowledgeable about the bilateral relationship. Abe hopes to reach an agreement with Nazarbayev to ...

Kazakhstan to host first nuclear fuel bank to assist nonproliferation

World Aug 28, 2015

Kazakhstan to host first nuclear fuel bank to assist nonproliferation

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement Thursday to locate the world's first bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations and prevent nuclear proliferation. The storage facility, set to become fully operational in ...

World Aug 2, 2015

Extraordinary measures used to fight militant Islam in 'stans'

by Dmitry Solovyov

Authorities in Central Asia's former Soviet "stans" are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk provoking a backlash that could bring even greater instability. While the region's authoritarian rulers have battled Islamic militancy ...