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Kazakhstan's population hits 18 million

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the country's population has reached 18 million people. According to the President, Kazakhs were only 40% of the country's population in 1991, but today the …

Man arrested for EXPO 2017 hoax bomb call

The Astana police arrested a native of south Kazakhstan who claimed there was a bomb planted at the EXPO exhibition, the press service of the department of internal affairs of Astana said. Currently the law enforcement officers are …

Astana airport named in honor of Nazarbayev

The international airport of Astana has been officially named as 'Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport'.  The corresponding decree was signed by the country's Prime Minister Bakitzhan Sagintayev. …

Syria talks set for July 10 in Astana

The foreign minister of Russia has announced that the next round of Syria talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be held on July 10, Al Jazeera reports. The meeting is set to coincide with a fresh round of …

Kazakhstan to ban paranja

Kazakh authorities plan to ban wearing niqab and burqa in public places and take measures to protect the rights of non-believers, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society reported. The Ministry already develops corresponding …

Russia tests missile interceptor in Kazakhstan

Russian military personnel on Friday carried out a successful launch of a missile interceptor from the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan, the Defense Ministry said, TASS reports. "On Friday, June 16, a joint crew of …

Russia says Kazakhstan committed to oil output deal

The energy ministers of Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan did not discuss any adjustments to output levels Kazakhstan agreed to as part of a global oil output deal, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying …