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Nazarbayev University may offer scholarships to Hong Kong students

Nazarbayev University may offer scholarships to Hong Kong students

The project will develop under China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative

Kazakhstan prepares amnesty dedicated to anniversary of independence

Kazakhstan prepares amnesty dedicated to anniversary of independence

Kazakhstan's Parliament will consider the amnesty bill, dedicated to the country's 25th anniversary of independence, the official representative of the Prosecutor General Nurdilda Oraz said. "A draft law on …

Nazarbayev: EU not ready yet to interact with EEU

Nazarbayev: EU not ready yet to interact with EEU

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev does not see the readiness of the European Union (EU) to interact with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Nazarbayev noted that during the meetings with the heads of a number of Eastern European …

Aktobe terrorists sentenced to life imprisonment

Aktobe terrorists sentenced to life imprisonment

Seven Aktobe terrorists were sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorist attacks in June, Kazakhstan's specialized inter-district criminal court of the Aktobe region ruled. Zhanabai Kuanyshbayev, Bakyt Kuanyshbayev, …

Iranian nuclear program to be discussed in Kazakhstan

Iranian nuclear program to be discussed in Kazakhstan

The talks on the Iranian nuclear program will be held in Kazakhstan in 2017,the Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov said today. The main purpose of the negotiations is searching for peace and …

Ismail Agakishiev: We need coordinated informational policy to promote positive image of Caspian region

Ismail Agakishiev: "We need coordinated informational policy to promote positive image of Caspian region"

Director general of Consulting Analytics PR Holding on the image of Caspian region

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss CSTO and EAEU summits

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss CSTO and EAEU summits

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed current issues of bilateral cooperation and international agenda in a telephone conversation. …

 Nazarbayev says he won’t hand power to his children

Nazarbayev says he won’t hand power to his children

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said he won’t hand power to his children to succeed him. “I’m not envisaging succession for my children, I don’t think that’s a question for us. Our …

Kazakh weightlifter stripped of Olympic gold medals

Kazakh weightlifter stripped of Olympic gold medals

Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin has been stripped of two Olympic gold medals by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) , the press service of the Kazakh National Olympic Committee said. 2008 Beijing …

Will Astana to become Nursultan?

Will Astana to become Nursultan?

Deputies of the Kazakh Parliament have proposed renaming the capital city Astana after the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Kazakh MPs believe that the name of the country’s leader should be …

Alexei Kondratiev: Taliban get under black banners of ISIL

Alexei Kondratiev: "Taliban get under black banners of ISIL"

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A member of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security on the situation in Afghanistan

Turkey could join bloc with Russia and China instead of EU

Turkey could join bloc with Russia and China instead of EU

Mr Erdogan said he had already discussed the idea with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Gabrielyan: EAEU softened blows Armenia took from Russia market reduction

Gabrielyan: EAEU softened blows Armenia took from Russia market reduction

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU, which comprises Armenia Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan) has softened the blows which Armenia had taken as a result of the reduction in the Russian market. Deputy Prime Minister and …

Kazakhstan to pay citizens for reporting terror-related information

Kazakhstan to pay citizens for reporting terror-related information

The Kazakh government adopted a regulation on monetary payments to the citizens, reporting information that could help prevent a terrorist attack.  "The territorial authority has to notify the citizen who reported …

Kazakhstan has no plans to cut output at Kashagan

Kazakhstan has no plans to cut output at Kashagan

Kazakhstan's Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said he has been negotiating with OPEC, but he believes the central Asian energy giant has already cut output enough this year. "Kazakhstan already slashed its oil …

75th anniversary of the Battle of Moscow

75th anniversary of the Battle of Moscow

"Immortal Regiment of the Commonwealth" program is created

Kazakhstan issues banknote with Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan issues banknote with Nazarbayev

Kazakh National Bank will issue a commemorative banknote with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the message from the bank said. The 10,000-tenge banknote will be issued by the Day of the First President on December …

Nazarbayev invites Korean companies to Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev invites Korean companies to Kazakhstan

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev invited South Korean companies to work in Kazakhstan’s special industrial zones, the presidential press service reported. He also invited South Korean …

Nazarbayev holds talks in Seoul

Nazarbayev holds talks in Seoul

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev held talks with the South Korean President Park Geun-hye during his visit to Seoul, the press office of the head of state said. The two leaders discussed a …

Nazarbayev invited Japan to work in Kazakh special industrial zones

Nazarbayev invited Japan to work in Kazakh special industrial zones

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev invited Japanese companies to work in Kazakhstan’s special industrial zones, the presidential press service reported. “We are prepared to give Japanese companies a …

Astana and Tokyo agree on visa-free travel for diplomats

Astana and Tokyo agree on visa-free travel for diplomats

The Kazakh Foreign Ministry held a ceremony of exchanging verbal notes on mutual cancelling of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and official passports of citizens of Kazakhstan and Japan starting from January 2017. …

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 …

Nazarbayev holds talks with Japanese Emperor

Nazarbayev holds talks with Japanese Emperor

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met Japanese Emperor Akihito on Monday to discuss the prospects of the relations between Astana and Tokyo, the president's press service said. "In the …

Head of Kazakh Agriculture Ministry committee arrested for bribe

Head of Kazakh Agriculture Ministry committee arrested for bribe

Chairman of the veterinary control committee of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan Saktash Khasenov was arrested on suspicion of repeatedly taking bribes, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau informed. …

#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 …

 Fitch affirms Kazakhstan at #039BBB#039

Fitch affirms Kazakhstan at 'BBB'

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Kazakhstan's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings at 'BBB' with a Stable Outlook, the agency said. The issue ratings on Kazakhstan's seni …

Russia returns Emba training ground to Kazakhstan

Russia returns Emba training ground to Kazakhstan

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu signed Russian-Kazakh protocol on termination of agreement that allowed Russia to use Emba training ground in Kazakhstan. "Russian Defense Minister, army general Sergey Shoigu …

Kazakhstan relaunches giant Kashagan oil field

Kazakhstan relaunches giant Kashagan oil field

Even though the world's major crude exporters have agreed to cut production to boost prices

Three Kazakh athletes stripped of Olympic medals

Three Kazakh athletes stripped of Olympic medals

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says that three female weightlifters from Kazakhstan have been stripped off Olympic gold medals they won in London in 2012 for failing anti-doping tests. The IOC issued the  …

Kazakhstan to process up to 2 tons of Iran#039s gold

Kazakhstan to process up to 2 tons of Iran's gold

A refinery in Kazakhstan will process up to 2 tons of Iranian gold in 2017, the Kazakh Deputy Investment and Development Minister Albert Rau said. He noted that a Kazakh company is engaged in development of gold deposit …