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  • 24 Jan 2018- 05:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New YORK NY “Regional cooperation offers opportunities to address common concerns, including counter-terrorist financing, improving border security, fostering dialogue with religious institutions and leaders, and countering human trafficking and drug
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz security forces last week “eliminated” a group of suspected “terrorists” who had seized the Orto-Tokoy water reservoir on the Chu River in north-central Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn province. The operation was part of the Rubezh 2016
  • 4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 years. The Transboundary Waters Assessment
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:15 by Local Press Report ASTANA Astana Times Kazakhstan’s Green Economy Concept policy, adopted in May 2013, aims to diversify the economy through the careful use of natural resources. The effective use of water, identified as the key pillar of the national concept, has driven the
  • 18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent POTSDAM, Germany Glaciers in the Tien Shan mountains of Central Asia have lost 27 percent their total mass over the past 50 years, according to a new study by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research. That melt
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week reiterated the country’s opposition to the $3 billion USD, 3,600-megawatt Rogun Dam project on the Vakhsh River, a tributary of Amu Darya, in neighboring Tajikistan. “On July 22nd,
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week urged Central Asian nations to forge a consensus on management of shared water resources. In his opening remarks at a high-level international conference on “Implementation of the
  • 20 Feb 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan is looking to revise its water-sharing agreement with neighboring Kazakhstan over the trans-boundary Aspara River, Kanatbek Isaev, governor of Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy Province, told reporters in Bishkek this week. Isaev said
  • 15 Sep 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Disputes over shared water resources are exacerbating problems among Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, according to a new report by NGO the International Crisis Group. The report, “ Water Pressures in Central Asia,” published
  • 31 Jul 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Talgar, the administrative center of Talgar district in Kazakhstan’s Almaty province, has been without piped water supply since the water network was damaged by a mudslide in mid-July. The situation has led to conflicts among local
  • 30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan last week signed a protocol on water sharing in the basin of the trans-boundary Chu River. The protocol requires both sides to observe previous agreements. The meeting and signing ceremony took place in the
  • 20 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week published its draft assessments of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun Hydropower Dam, for discussion at the fifth information-sharing and consultation meeting with riparian countries Afghanistan,
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee for the Fuel and Energy Sector and the Use of Mineral Resources on May 20th recommended cutting off water supply to neighboring Uzbekistan until the downstream country resumes natural gas supply to
  • 24 Mar 2014- 10:14 by Local Press Report LONDON Alliance News GoldBridges Global Resources PLC Monday said a Kazakhstan Appeals Court has ruled in favour of annulling an environmental fine of KZT1.4 billion, about GBP4.7 million at current exchange rates, related to the company's Tailings Dam
  • 6 Mar 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Karim Kokrekbaev, the governor of Kazakhstan’s Jambyl province, pledged this week to create a favorable environment for businesses from neighboring Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy and Talas provinces, and to allocate places at a local market for

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