The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture advised France against the extradition, citing a serious risk of torture.
China's Communist Party has hardered its rhetoric on Islam with repeated "warnings" that they will "Sinicise" the country's ethnic and religious minorities
Tekebayev's arrest sparked protests around the Central Asian country, as his supporters blasted the accusations against him as "a fabrication".
The chemical factory produces fertilisers and other chemical products.
The loan is subject to approval by the IMF's executive board, which is expected to consider it in March.
Central Electoral Commission chief Gulmyrat Myradov did not even mention the shares of the vote gained Sunday by the other candidates.
Kazakhstan has invited the Syrian rebels to attend the peace talks next week in Astana
Berdymukhamedov took the helm of the Central Asian state over a decade ago after the death of its repressive first president, Saparmurat Niyazov, who had styled himself as "father of the Turkmen people."
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