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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 …

OPEC invites Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to Vienna meeting

OPEC invites Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to Vienna meeting

Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio del Pino informed that OPEC has invited 12 non-member countries to participate in the technical meeting of the organization in Vienna, which will be held next Saturday, October 29. …

Nazarbayev arrives in Saudi Arabia

Nazarbayev arrives in Saudi Arabia

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev started his official two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, the press service of the Kazakh President said. Nazarbayev visited the western Saudi city of Medina, where he met with the …

Turkmenistan suspends visa free regime with Kazakhstan

Turkmenistan suspends visa free regime with Kazakhstan

Turkmenistan has suspended the visa free regime for residents of bordering Kazakh regions. "In connection with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Turkmenistan's independence, the Turkmen authorities are stepping up …

US Under Secretary of State to visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

US Under Secretary of State to visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan on October 24–29. Under Secretary Shannon will commemorate each state’s 25 year anniversary …

 Nazarbayev proposes solution for Syrian crisis

Nazarbayev proposes solution for Syrian crisis

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, speaking about his vision of settlement of the conflict in Syria, urged the international community to unite under the aegis of the UN. "Unfortunately, each of the states …

Aktobe attack trial starts in Kazakhstan

Aktobe attack trial starts in Kazakhstan

The specialized inter-district criminal court of Kazakhstan's Aktobe region has started the most high-profile terrorism trial in the Aktobe attack of June 5. 29 suspects appeared in the hearings on charges of committing a …

Kazakhstan ready to start commercial oil production at Kashagan

Kazakhstan ready to start commercial oil production at Kashagan

Kazakhstan is ready to hold a meeting of the managing committee as early as next month, where the decision to start commercial production at the Kashagan field in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea could be announced, Kazakh Energy Minister …

Kazakhstan#039s Kashagan ships oil for export

Kazakhstan's Kashagan ships oil for export

The first batches of oil from the Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan were shipped for export on Friday via two pipelines, the Kazakh Energy Ministry said. Energy majors developing the field have shipped 7700 tonnes of oil through the …

Japan waiting for Nazarbayev in November

Japan waiting for Nazarbayev in November

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will visit Japan on November 6-9, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.  He is expected to meet with the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The …

Dariga Nazarbayeva: father#039s condition significantly improved

Dariga Nazarbayeva: father's condition significantly improved

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is feeling much better, his daughter Dariga Nazarbayeva said.   “His condition significantly improved,” APA cited her as saying.   The Kazakh …

Kashagan oil field operating normally

Kashagan oil field operating normally

Work to bring onstream the giant Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan is going normally and some crude has already been processed and put in storage, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said. Four wells were …

Nazarbayev not to visit Baku and Yerevan due to illness

Nazarbayev not to visit Baku and Yerevan due to illness

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev won’t be able to visit Azerbaijan and Armenia on October 12-14 due to a cold-related disease, Nazarbayev’s Press Secretary Aidos Ukibay wrote on the Kazakh …

We must build spiritual barriers to stop terrorism

We must build spiritual barriers to stop terrorism

Astana proposes to use humanistic ideas of religion itself and widespread influence of religious and spiritual leaders to do this