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DiCaprio might visit Astana to sign tiger agreement

DiCaprio might visit Astana to sign "tiger agreement"

Hollywood star, Oscar winning actor and the UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change Leonardo DiCaprio might visit Astana for the ceremony of signing of the agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan and …

Nazarbayev delegates some powers to parliament and government

Nazarbayev delegates some powers to parliament and government

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will delegate some of his sweeping powers to the Central Asian nation's parliament and cabinet, he said on Wednesday, a move that could facilitate an eventual ...

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 …

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Road to peace in Syria lies through Kazakh steppes

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Road to peace in Syria lies through Kazakh steppes

What Syria talks gave to Astana and what is Kazakhstan's role in international politics

Kazakh President to transfer economic powers to government

Kazakh President to transfer economic powers to government

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at the meeting of the working group on redistribution of powers that he intends to keep defense capabilities, external policy, public administration, protection of the Constitution, …

 Talks on Syria#039s Civil War off to a Rocky Start

Talks on Syria's Civil War off to a Rocky Start

The negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital continue today

Nazarbayev: Astana meeting to help settling Syrian crysis

Nazarbayev: Astana meeting to help settling Syrian crysis

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the intra-Syrian settlement talks will create every condition to find a way out of the Syrian crisis within the framework of the Geneva process under the auspices of the UN. …

 Nazarbayev and de Mistura discuss Astana inter-Syrian talks

Nazarbayev and de Mistura discuss Astana inter-Syrian talks

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has held a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura and discussed the upcoming talks on the Syrian ceasefire in Astana, the president's press …

What does Security Council expect from Astana?

What does Security Council expect from Astana?

Security Council Welcomes Astana Talks on Syria

Kazakhstan’s FM meets with de Mistura

Kazakhstan’s FM meets with de Mistura

Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov held a meeting with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura before Astana talks on Syria settlement, a source said …

Russian, Iranian, Turkish delegations hold joint dinner in Astana

Russian, Iranian, Turkish delegations hold joint dinner in Astana

Delegations of Russia, Iran and Turkey took part part in a joint dinner in the hotel Rixos President Astana in the Kazakhstan's capital before the start of intra-Syrian negotiations, Russian Foreign …

All parties to participate in Syrian talks

All parties to participate in Syrian talks

Participation confirmations for the Syria tasks in Astana on January 23-24 have been received from the Syrian government and opposition, from Russia, Iran, Turkey, the US, and the UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura ...

#039Caspian Five#039 to gather for a meeting in Baku

'Caspian Five' to gather for a meeting in Baku

The next meeting of the working group on defining the legal status of Caspian Sea is scheduled for late January and it will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov said. …

Kazakh national pleads guilty to planning to join ISIS

Kazakh national pleads guilty to planning to join ISIS

A citizen of Kazakhstan, Akhror Saidakhmetov, has pleaded guilty to charges that he planned to either join the ISIS terrorist group in Syria or shoot police officers in United States, the US Department of Justice said in a …

Lavrov, CIS countries ambassadors discuss security issues and fight against terrorism

Lavrov, CIS countries ambassadors discuss security issues and fight against terrorism

Today a traditional meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassadors of the CIS countries was held in Moscow. During it, participants discussed security issues. In addition, Russian Foreign …

Russia, Kazakhstan to discuss Astana meeting

Russia, Kazakhstan to discuss Astana meeting

Russian and Kazakh Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Kairat Abdrakhmanov will meet in Moscow on January 20 to discuss the organizational issues of a meeting on Syria in Astana, Russian Foreign Ministry …

Serik Zhumangarin named Deputy Economy Minister of Kazakhstan

Serik Zhumangarin named Deputy Economy Minister of Kazakhstan

Kazakh Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov appointed Serik Zhumangarin as Deputy Minister of National Economy, the ministry's press service said. Earlier, Serik Zhumangarin served for …

Serik Akhmetov#039s prison term shortened

Serik Akhmetov's prison term shortened

A Kazakh court has cut the prison term of the former Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov following a mass amnesty marking the 25th anniversary of the country's independence. A court in the central city of Qaraghandy ruled …

Kazakhstan holds military drills

Kazakhstan holds military drills

The ground troops of Kazakhstan are holding command and staff drills in the east, west and south of the country, the country’s Defense Ministry said. As much as 1500 soldiers and more than 200 units of military equipment take part …

Syrian rebels agree to attend Astana peace talks

Syrian rebels agree to attend Astana peace talks

A leader of Jaysh al-Islam, Mohammed Alloush, will head the rebel delegation

 Kazakh Foreign Minister to visit Moscow soon

Kazakh Foreign Minister to visit Moscow soon

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov plans to arrive in Moscow in the coming days, he said at a press conference in Astana, commenting on the site preparation for the Syrian settlement. "We will …

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 …