Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan (i/ˌkæzækˈstɑːn, ˌkɑː-, -zɑːk-, -ˈstæn/;Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. The country has vast mineral resources.

It has borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. With an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous country in the world. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

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Russian, US astronauts blast off on moon landing anniversary

This is Money 20 Jul 2019
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) - A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has blasted off for a fast-track trip to the International Space Station ... The capsule entered orbit nine minutes after liftoff from Russia's launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan ... (AP Photo/, Pool) ... (AP Photo/, Pool) ... (AP Photo/Yuri Kochetkov, Pool) ... (AP Photo/, Pool)....
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Russia launches major new telescope into space after delays

Detroit news 14 Jul 2019
In this frame grab taken from video on Saturday, July 13, 2019, and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, a Russian Proton-M rocket takes off from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (Photo. AP) ... the L2 Lagrange point ... The Russian accomplishment comes as the U.S ... .......
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Wimbledon on Wednesday - Roger Federer v Kei Nishikori factbox

Independent online (SA) 10 Jul 2019
LONDON – A look at the records of Swiss Roger Federer and Japan's Kei Nishikori before their quarter-final match at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Roger Federer (seeded 2). Age. 37. ATP Ranking. 3 (Highest ranking. 1) ... 20 ... Kei Nishikori in action against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan at Wimbledon. Photo....
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IM Nguyen and WFM Serikbay win Asian Juniors 2019

Chessbase 09 Jul 2019
Among the girls, WFM Assel Serikbay of Kazakhstan came ... Photo....
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Big 3 not slowing down as Wimbledon heads to quarterfinals

This is Money 09 Jul 2019
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant) ... (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) ... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) ... (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) ... (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) ... (AP Photo/Tim Ireland). Japan's Kei Nishikori celebrates after defeating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin in a men's singles match during day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 8, 2019....
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“My activism isn’t motivated by kindness. It’s motivated by anger”

Amnesty 03 Jul 2019
Zhanar Sekerbayeva, 36, is an LBQ activist from Kazakhstan ... In Kazakhstan we’re still unable to call menstruation what it is, because of the taboos surrounding it ... That’s why I joined the women’s rights group “FemPoint” in Almaty, Kazakhstan, to participate in a photo shoot aimed at tackling the taboos around menstruation....
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Upsets at Wimbledon Day 1: Cori Gauff shines as Osaka, Zverev, Tsitsipas make first-round exits

Yahoo Daily News 02 Jul 2019
In another shocking event, Naomi Osaka crashed out the tournament in the first round, after going down 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva ... Alexander Zverev vs Jiri VeselyView photos ... (AP Photo) ... Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Thomas FabbianoView photos ... Naomi Osaka vs Yulia PutintsevaView photos....
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Brawl in a Kazakhstan oil field leaves 30 Arabs injured

Omaha World-Herald 01 Jul 2019
Interfax-Kazakhstan said Saturday's brawl erupted after a Lebanese contractor reportedly posted a photo on WhatsApp featuring a Kazakh female colleague that many in the former Soviet nation saw as insulting ... Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab also called his counterpart in Kazakhstan to discuss protecting the Lebanese workers....
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Brawl in Kazakhstan oil field leaves 30 Arabs wounded

Bowling Green Daily News 01 Jul 2019
Interfax-Kazakhstan said Saturday's brawl erupted after a Lebanese contractor reportedly posted a photo on WhatsApp featuring a Kazakh female colleague that many in the former Soviet nation saw as insulting ... Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab also called his counterpart in Kazakhstan to discuss protecting the Lebanese workers....
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Lebanon and Jordan urge Kazakhstan to protect oil-field workers after mass brawl injures dozens

Arab News 30 Jun 2019
Interfax-Kazakhstan said Saturday's brawl was triggered after a Lebanese contractor reportedly posted a photo on WhatsApp featuring a Kazakh female colleague that many in the former Soviet nation saw as insulting ... Lebanon’s Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab also called his counterpart in Kazakhstan to discuss protecting the Lebanese workers....
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Oil construction site brawl leaves over 40 injured after Lebanese man shares 'offensive' image of ...

The Independent 30 Jun 2019
Dozens of workers at an oil facility in Kazakhstan were injured when violence involving Kazakh and Arab employees erupted following a dispute over a photo posted on social media. Saturday’s brawl was sparked after a Lebanese contractor shared a photo on WhatsApp featuring a Kazakh ......
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Kazakhstan: Photo sparks violent unrest at major oil field

EurasiaNet 30 Jun 2019
Anger sparked by a provocative photo spiraled into violence at one of Kazakhstan’s largest oil fields on June 29, leaving several dozen people, mainly foreign workers, injured ... The Libyan national, who has been identified as the chief administrator for logistics at CCEP, Eli Daoud, later posted a video apologizing for the photo....
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Freight trains on track to drive Xinjiang economy

China Daily 28 Jun 2019
Editor's note ... "These Porsche cars left Poland nine days ago ... Nearly 70 percent of the trains use the Alataw Pass, a land port in the Gobi Desert on China's border with Kazakhstan ... Meanwhile, crude oil is constantly pumped to China from Kazakhstan via a network of subterranean pipelines ... 1/4 Next. Photo. G20 Osaka summit ... Ten photos from across China ... CEO....
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