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Kyrgyzstan hit by two earthquakes

Kyrgyzstan hit by two earthquakes

Two earthquakes have been registered in Kyrgyzstan earlier this morning, the Seismological Experimental and Methodical Expedition of the Science Committee of Kazakhstan said. An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 points has been …

Moscow becomes one of world#039s cities getting more expensive most quickly

Moscow becomes one of world's cities getting more expensive most quickly

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey assessed more than 150 different purchases in 133 cities around the world to determine where budget travellers should go - and where they should avoid. Moscow is …

Almaty region hit by 4.5 magnitude quake

Almaty region hit by 4.5 magnitude quake

The Seismological Services of Kazakhstan recorded earth tremors of 4.5 magnitude on the territory of the Almaty region. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 79 km from Almaty, Interfax reported. …

15 suspected plotters of terrorist attacks detained in Kazakhstan

15 suspected plotters of terrorist attacks detained in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's National Security Committee detained in special operations between January 13 and 24 in Almaty region 15 people, who are suspected of involvement in terrorism propaganda and of plotting acts of terror, the Committee said on its …

Winter Universiade 2017 Torch Relay kicks off in Astana

Winter Universiade 2017 Torch Relay kicks off in Astana

The Universiade 2017 Torch Relay with the participation of  of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has kicked off in Astana. 60 people, including well-known athletes and public figures, will carry the torch …

Kazakh forces neutralizes extremist organization

Kazakh forces neutralizes extremist organization

The Kazakh National Security Committee has launched a special operation to neutralize cells of the Takfir wal-Hijra religious extremist organization on the national territory, the committee said. The operation is in progress in the …

Leader of organized criminal group detained in Almaty

Leader of organized criminal group detained in Almaty

A leader of the organized criminal group 'Four Brothers' was detained in Almaty during the large-scale special operation launched by the National Security Committee (KNB) of Kazakhstan in cooperation with the National Anti-Corruption …

Almaty pays last respects to Heydar Jemal

Almaty pays last respects to Heydar Jemal

The funeral of the chairman of the Islamic Committee of Russia, Heydar Jemal, took place today in Almaty. A public ceremony of paying last respects to Jemal was held this morning in the Almaty Central …

Almaty Towers fire death toll rises to 6

Almaty Towers fire death toll rises to 6

Bodies of 5 missing people were found on Monday at the fire scene in the 6-storey building next to the Almaty Towers business center which was on fire on November 6, the authorities said. Fire broke out at the roof of the building on …

#039Almaty shooter#039 faces death penalty

'Almaty shooter' faces death penalty

A court in Kazakhstan’s city of Almaty sentenced to death Ruslan Kulekbayev, who was accused of killing 10 people including eight police officers. "The court imposes a death penalty on Ruslan …

 Terrorist suspects detained in Almaty

Terrorist suspects detained in Almaty

The Kazakh security forces have detained three members of a radical group, who planned to carry out terrorist attacks against law enforcement agencies in the country, the Kazakh National Security Committee said. According to the NSC, …

Incident causes flight delays at Almaty airport

Incident causes flight delays at Almaty airport

Several flights were delayed and passengers temporarily evacuated from a terminal at Almaty International Airport after a traveler suspected of carrying a "banned substance" was apprehended. The airport's press service …

 Almaty police complete special operation

Almaty police complete special operation

The police of Almaty have completed the search and investigative actions in the city center, the city’s interior department reported. "The operational search activities have been completed. Police were checking certain …

 Kazakh government to discuss Almaty attack

Kazakh government to discuss Almaty attack

Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov will hold the government session focused on the situation in Almaty today.    "I will hold the government session today. The …

Families of Almaty attack victims to get $44 thousand

Families of Almaty attack victims to get $44 thousand

Families of the victims of the recent terrorist act in Almaty will receive 15 million tenge ($44 thousand) and families of those injured - 5 million tenge ($15 thousand), the Almaty Mayor Bauyrzhan Baibek said. The …

Almaty shooter transferred to pre-trial detention center

Almaty shooter transferred to pre-trial detention center

Almaty shooter has been discharged from hospital and taken to a detention facility, the Almaty Mayor Bauyrzhan Baibek said. According to him, the attacker recovered consciousness yesterday. He has already been taken to …

Peskov: we worried over political turbulence in neighboring countries

Peskov: we worried over political turbulence in neighboring countries

Russia is worried over political turbulence in neighboring countries but is confident in due security level at its borders, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. "Naturally, turbulence at …

Almaty attacker identified as 27-year-old recidivist

Almaty attacker identified as 27-year-old recidivist

The Kazakh police has identified the man who attacked the police station in Almaty, the press service of the Kazakh Interior Ministry said. The detainee is a 27-year-old resident of Kyzylorda region, who is also suspected …

Death of police officers in Almaty confirmed

Death of police officers in Almaty confirmed

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Three police officers have been killed and seven more people in critical condition, Kazakhstan's Interior Ministry confirmed. Local authorities also confirmed that one attacker was detained by police. Law enforcement officials are …

Highest terror alerts in Almaty, 7 police officers in critical condition

Highest terror alerts in Almaty, 7 police officers in critical condition

The highest of terror alerts has been declared in Almaty following an armed attack on police officers, the Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs said. Kazakh law enforcement announced a counter-terrorism operation in Almaty and urged …

Gunmen kills two policemen in Almaty

Gunmen kills two policemen in Almaty

Gunmen killed two policemen in Almaty on Monday, security sources and the Interior Ministry said. "A religious radical and probably a follower of non-traditional Islam" was on the rampage in central Almaty, opening fire from …

Millionth resident born in Astana

Millionth resident born in Astana

The capital of Kazakhstan has become a million city, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said. “I want to announce with great pleasure that the millionth resident of Astana was born today, in the family of the …

Dmitry Myron dies in Almaty

Dmitry Myron dies in Almaty

Russian stage and screen actor Dmitry Myron died this morning at the age of 41 in Almaty's hospital, a Russian …

Lukoil starts building manufacturing plant in Kazakhstan

Lukoil starts building manufacturing plant in Kazakhstan

Russia's Lukoil oil company started to build a new lubricant manufacturing plant in Kazakhstan's Almaty province on May 19. The plant's capacity will be 100,000 tons of lubricants per year, with the possibility of …

Iran to build power plants in Kazakhstan

Iran to build power plants in Kazakhstan

Iran's Power and Water Equipment and Services Export Company Kazakh company 'SUNIR' and Kazakhstan's Eurasia Invest Group have signed a contract for the construction of power plants in Kazakhstan, Sunir CEO Bahman …

5-point earthquake hits eastern Kazakhstan

5-point earthquake hits eastern Kazakhstan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5 points has been registered 569 km from Almaty at a depth of 10 km at 03.32 local time, the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan said. …

Almaty police to publish photos of criminals on social networks

Almaty police to publish photos of criminals on social networks

In the capital of Kazakhstan the police intend to publish photos of pickpockets in the media and on social networks. The head of the criminal police department, Zhanbolat Ziadin, reported that public censure will be used against …

4.6-point earthquake hits south-east of Kazakhstan

4.6-point earthquake hits south-east of Kazakhstan

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 points has been registered 103.7 km from Almaty at a depth of 15 km at 5.31 local time, the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan said. …

Kazakh seismologists record earthquake in China

Kazakh seismologists record earthquake in China

A earthquake took place in China, 529 km south-west of Alma-Ata, ‘Someya KH MES’ reported. The earthquake was recorded on February 20th at 18:56:34 ALT. The epicenter was located 529 km south-west of Alma-Ata on …

Families who lost relatives in helicopter crash in Kazakhstan will receive 1 million tenges

Families who lost relatives in helicopter crash in Kazakhstan will receive 1 million tenges

The families of those who lost their relatives in a helicopter crash in the Almaty region will receive compensation amounting to 1 million tenges (about $2600), the press service of the regional akim reports. The helicopter took off …