At full capacity, the plant will be able to produce 1.4 million tonnes of potash (potassium chloride) fertilizers annually, Turkmenistan's state news agency TDH reported.
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
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