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Kazakhstan#039s Mailybayev accused of sharing classified information

Kazakhstan's Mailybayev accused of sharing classified information

Kazakhstan's state security service has detained President Nursultan Nazarbayev's former deputy chief of staff, Baglan Mailybayev, on charges of illegally collecting and sharing classified …

Russia invites United States to Astana

Russia invites United States to Astana

An invite to Syria talks is first sign of enhanced US-Russia relations under Trump

Kazakhstan wants to boost oil export via Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline

Kazakhstan wants to boost oil export via Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline

Kazakhstan intends to increase the export of oil through the Russian section of the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline, a source close to the oil and gas market of Azerbaijan announced yesterday. "Kazakhstan …

Kazakhstan to lift yellow level of terrorism alert on January 16

Kazakhstan to lift yellow level of terrorism alert on January 16

The extended moderate 'yellow' level of terrorist alert in Kazakhstan will be lifted on January 16, the Anti-Terrorist Centre of the Republic said. The Centre extended the moderate yellow level of terrorist alert …

Kuandyk Bishimbayev arrested on suspicion of bribery

Kuandyk Bishimbayev arrested on suspicion of bribery

Kazakhstan’s former economy minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev has been arrested over allegations of corruption, the country’s National Anti-corruption Bureau announced.  "On January 12 with the approval …

Kazakh ambassador to Russia made first deputy head of Presidential Administration

Kazakh ambassador to Russia made first deputy head of Presidential Administration

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev relieved Marat Tazhin off his duties as Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation and appointed him as first deputy head of the Presidential Administration of …

Kazakhstan proposes UN to develop code of anti-terrorist operations

Kazakhstan proposes UN to develop code of anti-terrorist operations

Kazakhstan intends to propose the UN member states to develop the Astana code of conduct for the international anti-terrorist operations, the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in his policy address to the UN Security …

Kazakh Foreign Ministry on priorities of its work in UN Security Council

Kazakh Foreign Ministry on priorities of its work in UN Security Council

Kazakhstan took part in the UN Security Council meeting on January 3 as a non-permanent member as Council convened its first session in the year 2017, Kazakh Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Chargé d'Affaires of the …

 Nine dead in New Year tragedy in Kazakhstan

Nine dead in New Year tragedy in Kazakhstan

At least nine people were killed when an apartment building partially collapsed in the town of Shakhan in the Karaganda region in central Kazakhstan on January 1, the Interior Ministry’s hotline said. "The death toll …

Kazakhstan becomes UN Security Council member

Kazakhstan becomes UN Security Council member

Starting from today and until the end of 2018, Kazakhstan will be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.  In this position, Kazakhstan plans to represent the interests of the entire region in the Security Council. …

Kazakh Foreign Ministry confirms readiness to host talks on Syria

Kazakh Foreign Ministry confirms readiness to host talks on Syria

Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry issued a statement today, which confirmed the country's readiness to host negotiations on the Syrian issue in Astana. "We confirm the readiness, previously stated by President of Kazakhstan …

Former Kazakh FM appointed ambassador to UK

Former Kazakh FM appointed ambassador to UK

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev appointed the former Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov to the post of ambassador to the Great Britain, the presidential press-service said. Idrissov has been …

Nazarbayev orders foreign ministry to prepare for Syria talks

Nazarbayev orders foreign ministry to prepare for Syria talks

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev ordered the nation's foreign ministry to prepare for hosting the talks on Syria in Astana in the near future, his office said in a statement. "The president of Kazakhstan …

Russia#039s first LNG to be supplied to Kazakhstan in 2017

Russia's first LNG to be supplied to Kazakhstan in 2017

Gazprom Export signed the first-ever contract on supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Kazakhstan, its CEO Yelena Burmistrova informed. According to her, more than 5 thousand tons of Russian LNG will be supplied in …

Gazprom to start LNG deliveries to Kazakhstan this year

Gazprom to start LNG deliveries to Kazakhstan this year

Russia for the first time in the history will supply low-tonnage liquefied natural gas to Kazakhstan. The corresponding contract was signed between 'Gazprom export' and 'Global Gas Regazification', the press service of the …

 Mevlut Cavusoglu: “A solution in Syria is close”

Mevlut Cavusoglu: “A solution in Syria is close”

Turkey and Russia agree on Syria ceasefire blueprint

Nazarbayev replaces foreign and economy ministers

Nazarbayev replaces foreign and economy ministers

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev replaced his foreign and economy ministers on Wednesday, his office said in brief statements without further explanation. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, until now …

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: Turkey yet to apply for SCO membership

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: Turkey yet to apply for SCO membership

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has not received an official application from Turkey to join the organization, the Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov said. "It’s Turkey’s decision, but …

New Su-30SM fighters delivered to Kazakhstan

New Su-30SM fighters delivered to Kazakhstan

Russia delivered a batch of Su-30SM multirole fighters to Kazakhstan, the press service of the republic said. The Su-30SM is considered as 4+ gen jet fighter. The new version has been upgraded based on Russian military requirements for …

New version of EEU Customs Code signed by heads of four member-states

New version of EEU Customs Code signed by heads of four member-states

Presidents of four member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) signed its Customs Code, board chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan said on Monday, TASS reports. The document was …

Kyrgyzstan does not sign EEU Customs Code

Kyrgyzstan does not sign EEU Customs Code

Kyrgyzstan does not sign EEU Customs Code did not sign the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), board chairman of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan said on Monday, TASS reports. …

EEU may create anti-crisis council

EEU may create anti-crisis council

Anti-crisis council may be created in the framework of the EEU, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed this at the meeting of Supreme Eurasian Economic Council. According to him, it will include …

EEU and CSTO summits start in St Petersburg

EEU and CSTO summits start in St Petersburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin during his working trip to St Petersburg held talks with the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, following which a package of bilateral documents will be signed. …

Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan ready to host Syria talks

Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan ready to host Syria talks

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said he was ready to host multilateral talks on the conflict in Syria in the Kazakh capital of Astana. "Kazakhstan is ready to host all sides for talks in Astana," …

Nursultan Nazarbayev becomes laureate of Russian Man of the Year award

Nursultan Nazarbayev becomes laureate of Russian Man of the Year award

Russian Biographic Institute has named laureates of its Man Of The Year 2016 award. President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev became one of the laureates of this award. Kazakh leader was awarded the …

 Rouhani and Nazarbayev sign 5 co-op documents

Rouhani and Nazarbayev sign 5 co-op documents

Iranian and Kazakh officials signed five memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on the sidelines of a meeting between the visiting Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev …

Iran seeks to strengthen cooperation with Kazakhstan

Iran seeks to strengthen cooperation with Kazakhstan

Iran wants to strengthen cooperation with Kazakhstan in all the spheres, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who arrived in Astana on an …

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 …

Lavrov and Kerry discuss issues of final normalization in eastern Aleppo

Lavrov and Kerry discuss issues of final normalization in eastern Aleppo

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed issues of final normalization of the situation in eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo in a telephone conversation on Tuesday, …

Russians are poorly informed about situation in neighboring countries

Russians are poorly informed about situation in neighboring countries

Yefim Pivovar analyzed VCIOM's survey, calling it one of the most reliable sources for analysis of modern situation