Latest Kazakhs Stories

2006-11-01 07:55:00

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Borat beware: Accept an invitation by a top Kazakh official to find out what the country is really like and you could be in for a nasty surprise. "I'd kill this impostor on the spot," said Eltai Muptekeyev, who makes his living in Almaty by posing for photos with a blindfolded falcon clinging to a thick leather glove on his hand. As British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's movie about his bigoted, English-mangling creation Borat Sagdiyev hits screens in Europe and the United...

2006-04-26 00:00:51

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, Russia and four formerly Soviet-controlled Central Asian states will hold joint anti-terrorism exercises in Russia next year, China's official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday. The six nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) announced the drills in a communique issued after a one-day meeting of their defense ministers in Beijing. Xinhua gave no further details. The SCO was founded in 2001 from a looser regional alliance set up in 1996....

2006-03-10 08:12:29

By Maria Golovnina CHENGELSY GORGE, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - With its piercing eyes fixed on a frightened fox, the golden eagle swoops down from the sky, its huge wings blending into the shadows of the red rocky steppe. The fox leaps into the low bushes to escape. But it's too late. A second later, the eagle is perched on its back, tearing flesh and squawking victoriously. In eastern Kazakhstan, hunting with eagles is a centuries-old tradition preserved by a handful of families who...

2005-08-11 06:51:46

By Raushan Nurshayeva ASTANA (Reuters) - A deadly strain of avian influenza that can infect humans has spread to three more Kazakh villages, a senior official at the Central Asian state's Agriculture Ministry told Reuters on Thursday. The disclosure comes a day after Kazakh officials said the strain, H5N1, was detected in a village in the northern Pavlodar region that borders Russia, which has also reported a bird flu outbreak that continues to spread. The H5N1 strain has killed more than...

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