Kazakhstan

Baikonur prepares for Progress MS-06 launch

Baikonur prepares for Progress MS-06 launch

Preparations for the second launch of the year began at Baikonur cosmodrome under the ISS programme, Kazinfom reports. Specialists of the Progress Russian Space Center are preparing Soyuz-2.1A carrier rocket for the launch which is …

Kazakh universities need to update their strategies, Nazarbayev says

Kazakh universities need to update their strategies, Nazarbayev says

On Saturday, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev participated in a meeting of the Supreme Board of Trustees of Nazarbayev University, Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools and Nazarbayev Fund, Kazinform reported citing …

Kazakhstan may revise its obligations under oil cuts deal in November

Kazakhstan may revise its obligations under oil cuts deal in November

Kazakhstan would continue to fulfill its obligations within the framework of the OPEC deal, but it may revise the details of the obligations in November, the Kazakh Energy Ministry said. "Kazakhstan support the decision by the …

 Russia to study Kazakh experience of depriving terrorists of citizenship

Russia to study Kazakh experience of depriving terrorists of citizenship

Russia may use Kazakhstan's experience in introducing the institution of citizenship deprivation for terrorism, the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Vladimir Vasiliev said. "The St. Petersburg terrorist attack …

UAE leads Gulf foray into Caspian Sea market

UAE leads Gulf foray into Caspian Sea market

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan offer an increasingly attractive proposition

3.8-point earthquake hits Kazakhstan’s Almaty region

3.8-point earthquake hits Kazakhstan’s Almaty region

An earthquake measuring 3.8 points on the Richter scale has occurred today 265 km away from Almaty in Kazakhstan. This information appeared on the site of the seismological experimental and methodological expedition of the Ministry of Education …

What#039s next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?

What's next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan hope for China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway's inclusion into the Belt and Road framework

Astana to host Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in October 2018

Astana to host Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in October 2018

The 6th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions will be held in Astana in 2018 on October 10-11, the Senate Speaker Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said at the meeting of the Secretariat in Astana on Thursday. The …

 Merkel appointed First Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan

Merkel appointed First Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan

First Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Johann Merkel was dismissed from the post to be appointed as a member of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the press service of the Kazakh President said. …

Kazakhstan approves $100 mln to Kyrgyzstan for integration to EEU

Kazakhstan approves $100 mln to Kyrgyzstan for integration to EEU

Kazakh Parliament's lower house has ratified the agreement on the allocation of $100 million to Kyrgyzstan as an assistance for a country to adapt to the Eurasian Economic Union. The draft agreement was presented to the legislators …

China#039s COSCO to invest in Kazakhstan border project

China's COSCO to invest in Kazakhstan border project

as part of Silk Road drive

Kazakh Prime Minister: no time to relax about GDP growth

Kazakh Prime Minister: no time to relax about GDP growth

Kazakhstan's GDP growth of 3.7% in the first four months of 2017 doesn't mean it's time to relax, Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev said. "The results are quite promising, however, there is no …

Nazarbayev: Silk Road initiative opens possibility of introducing new vision of entire regions

Nazarbayev: Silk Road initiative opens possibility of introducing new vision of entire regions

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev noted the need for the development of agricultural cooperation within the framework of the One Belt, One Road initiative.  "It is important to develop agricultural …

Putin, Nazarbayev, Erdogan discuss results of negotiations on Syria

Putin, Nazarbayev, Erdogan discuss results of negotiations on Syria

Presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey met on the sidelines of the "One Belt One Road" forum in Beijing. Nursultan Nazarbayev, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

 Central Asia needs unified strategy on water

Central Asia needs unified strategy on water

The threat of water shortages due to the rapid melting of the glaciers in the mountains of Central Asia

 Kazakh SCAT Airlines to connect Aktau and Kutaisi

Kazakh SCAT Airlines to connect Aktau and Kutaisi

Kazakh company SCAT Airlines plans to expand its flight destinations to all of Georgia's three intentional airports in the capital of Tbilisi, the seaside resort of Batumi and the western city of Kutaisi.

 Nazarbayev holds talks with Saudi State Minister

Nazarbayev holds talks with Saudi State Minister

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev held a a meeting with Saudi State Minister of the Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Sabhan in Astana. Al-Sabhan expressed gratitude to Nursultan Nazarbayev for …

Astana hosts biggest ever military parade

Astana hosts biggest ever military parade

Kazakhstan's biggest ever military parade dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the country's Armed Forces started in Astana at the "Kazakh Eli" monument square, Kazinform news agency reports. The parade is reviewed by …

Nazarbayev: Armed Forces are main pillar of independence

Nazarbayev: Armed Forces are main pillar of independence

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the country's  Armed Forces will always be a main pillar of independence, Kazinform reported. "The armed forces will always remain the main pillar of …

Kazakh security forces to receive higher salary

Kazakh security forces to receive higher salary

In Kazakhstan, the official salaries for the servicemen of the Ministry of Defense, National Security Committee, National Guard and State Security Service will be raised, starting from July 1,  President Nursultan Nazarbayev said. …

Six things to know about the economic outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia

Six things to know about the economic outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia

Growth in these regions is expected to pick up this year as the external environment improves

Russia, Kazakhstan plan to develop cooperation in the field of defense

Russia, Kazakhstan plan to develop cooperation in the field of defense

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev received Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu today in Astana, Kazakh President's press service reported on Saturday. "The sides discussed topical …

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss results of meeting on Syria

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss results of meeting on Syria

Russian and Kazakh presidents Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed the results of the fourth meeting on Syria in Astana in a telephone conversation, the Kremlin press service said in a …

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: Astana meeting is major step toward peace in Syria

Kazakh Foreign Ministry: Astana meeting is major step toward peace in Syria

Kazakhstan considers the outcome of the 4th round of talks on Syria in Astana to be a significant step toward peace in the country, a press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said. "Kazakhstan considers the outcome of the 4th …

Syrian armed opposition to return to Astana peace talks - sourse

Syrian armed opposition to return to Astana peace talks - sourse

The Syrian armed opposition will return to the talks on settling the Syrian conflict today, which are being held in the Kazakh capital Astana, a source close to the negotiations said. The Syrian armed opposition said on Wednesday it had …

61 websites involved in drug sale blocked in Kazakhstan

61 websites involved in drug sale blocked in Kazakhstan

The Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs has tracked down 94 websites involved in illicit drug trafficking in the first quarter, the ministry's spokesman Almas Sadubayev said. "In general, 61 websites have …

Powerful earthquake hits Central Asia

Powerful earthquake hits Central Asia

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Central Asia on Wednesday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. The tremor occurred at the depth of 24 kilometers, with its epicenter located in Tajikistan. The …

US assistant Secretary of State to visit Astana for Syrian talks

US assistant Secretary of State to visit Astana for Syrian talks

The United States will send Stuart Jones, acting assistant Secretary of State for the Near East Affairs Bureau, to observe the Syrian talks in Astana, Press TV reports. It is noted that this would raise the level …

Turkmenistan discusses cooperation issues with regional countries

Turkmenistan discusses cooperation issues with regional countries

Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov discussed the cooperation issues with his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Kyrgyz counterpart Erlan Abdyldaev and Tajik counterpart …

Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Foundation of First Kazakh President agree on cooperation

Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Foundation of First Kazakh President agree on cooperation

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan — Leader of the Nation signed a memorandum of understanding in Baku today for cooperation in social, cultural, educational and scientific …