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ASTANA (TCA) -- The Embassy of Kazakhstan together with Kazakh Invest national company for investment support and promotion organized a visit of Kazakh agrarian entrepreneurs to the Netherlands on March 11-15. During the visit, Kazakh businessmen visited large high-tech agricultural enterprises ...
Leading provider of games, systems and services for casino, lottery and social gaming, Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS), recently announced the launch of the National Lottery of Kazakhstan. All games, services and technology will be provided to the Lottery exclusively by Scientific Games, ...

Second place went to Yoshihiro Nitta of Japan , followed by Mark Arendz of Canada and Iikka Tuomisto from Finland. Kolyadin, who is from the Sarykol district of the Kostanai region, is a master of sports of Kazakhstan, six-time champion of the country and participant in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.
The Uzbek delegation visiting an agricultural operation was surprised by the large size of Edilbai sheep, which originated in northern Kazakhstan. The Samarkand entrepreneurs suggested crossing the Edilbai sheep with Gissar sheep from Uzbekistan. Samarkand entrepreneurs also met with the Director ...
CAIRO - 17 March 2018: Members of the Egyptian community in Kazakhstan headed to the Egyptian embassy in the Kazakh capital of Astana to participate ... Egyptian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Haytham Salah said that the turnout came beyond expected, adding that more Egyptians will show up to cast ...
On 2 March, Kazakhstan signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), becoming the 57th state to do so. This move completes a first quarter of 2018 which has been very important for Kazakh foreign policy, as in January the country held the rotating presidency of the United Nations ...

In the conservative Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, many women are afraid to speak up about rape and sexual harassment. But a local campaign - one which predates the MeToo and Time's Up movements - has been urging women not to stay silent. Saina Raisova almost breaks down when she ...
Bishimbayev is one of the best-known graduates of one of Kazakhstan's most-vaunted success stories: the Bolashak scholars program. Named after the Kazakh word meaning "future," Bolashak was created by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 1993 with the express goal of modernizing the country by ...
Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry has rejected a Russian proposal to revisit its visa-free regime for U.S. citizens. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow on March 15 that the existing agreement which allows Americans to travel to the Central Asian country without a visa should be "coordinated" with the ...
A Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed between Kazakhstan's Special Economic Zone "Aktau Seaport" and DP World international company, located in Dubai (UAE), according to a message of the press service of the Mangistau region's administration. The memorandum was signed as part of a ...
ASTANA (TCA) -- GDP growth in Kazakhstan in January-February 2018 was 4% against 2.5% in the same period last year. Such dynamics is due to the growth of the manufacturing industry and the services sector, Minister of National Economy, Timur Suleimenov, said at the meeting of the Government on ...
The Karachaganak project is implemented within the framework of the Final Production Sharing Agreement (FISP) concluded between the government of Kazakhstan and the alliance of companies represented by British Gas (Shell) with 29.25 percent, ENI with 29.25 percent, Chevron with 18 percent, ...
The capital of Soviet Kazakhstan (and then independent Kazakhstan until the late 1990s) is still the largest city in the country, but it seldom features in these narratives. It has no "historic monuments". It wasn't on the Silk Road. It has no contemporary follies. Instead, as the financial centre of the country, it is ...
In January, Kazakhstan's Ministry of National Economy reported that oil production in the country had risen from 78 million to 86.2 million metric tons year-on-year, whereas only six months earlier, in July 2017, the annual forecast had stood at just 81 million. The giant Kashagan oilfield contributed 8 million ...
ASTANA -- A court in Kazakhstan has branded an opposition political movement established by Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive critic of President Nursultan Nazarbaev, as an extremist organization. Astana's Esil District Court ruled on March 13 that Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK) "propagates the ...
HARARE - Controversial Kazakhstan-based mining firm, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), is targeting to increase its footprint in the Zimbabwean mining industry. The group -- formerly known as Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation -- was delisted from the London Stock Exchange in 2013 when its ...
Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund has offered to Shell up to a 20 percent stake in KazMunayGas (KMG) in a bid raise the value of the state oil company ahead of a planned listing, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing two sources familiar with the discussions. Kazakhstan's wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna ...

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan intend to expand cooperation in the textile industry. The countries plan to create a joint cluster for cotton processing. The work on the project has already begun. Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will control the whole process: from landing and processing of cotton to manufacturing ...
Reuters reported that Kazakhstan focused miner Eurasian Resources Group plans to more than double aluminum output within three years, easing its ... tonnes of alumina a year, selling two thirds to Rusal and smelting the rest into aluminum at its smelter in the city of Pavlodar in northeast Kazakhstan.
Implementation of the program to develop the export potential of cattle meat has become the impetus for creating the basis for meat production in the country -- an infrastructure has been created to export 60 thousand tons of high-quality beef. The experience shows that Kazakhstan has real chances to ...
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is boosting its support for renewable energy in Kazakhstan. The EBRD Board of Directors has approved a financing framework of up to €200 million. This will be used to finance primarily private renewable energy projects within the next five years.
At the end of last month Kazakhstan's ageing authoritarian President Nursultan Nazarbayev created a stir when he ordered officials to speak in the state language, Kazakh, rather than the country's other 'official' language, Russian. The reasons for the sudden order, as well as its potential consequences, ...
"If my grandmother had lived to the moment when I met with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, she would have been very proud of me. I did not think that I would ever have this opportunity to speak before the President," she added. Kalykova presented one of her compositions and addressed ...
Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Japan increased by 17 percent in 2017, while Kazakhstan's trade turnover with Asian countries, in the same period, increased by 34.9 percent. Japan's share of Kazakhstan's total commodity turnover, despite the growth in volumes, declined from 1.8 to 1.7 percent, ...
Kazakhstan produced 5.4 million tonnes of milk in 2017. The North Kazakhstan region contributed 10 percent of the overall volume, trailing the Astana, East Kazakhstan and South Kazakhstan regions, with each producing more than 700,000 tonnes. The region also processed 255,000 tonnes, a quarter of ...
On the day of the 26th anniversary of Kazakhstan's accession to the United Nations, an official ceremony was held at the UN Headquarters for signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform to the Foreign Office's press service reports. The agreement ...
The president of Kazakhstan's daughter, who is herself also a high-ranking politician, has waded into the public discussion about the role of the Russian language. Her remarks in defense of Russian, made on March 1, came in response to appeals by President Nursultan Nazarbayev late last month for ...
ASTANA, February 28. /TASS/. Russia and Kazakhstan can do a lot to prevent geopolitical games in the area and thwart any rivalry between participants of regional integrational associations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin told an international conference "Russia-Kazakhstan: Alliance ...
Kazakh eagle hunters, known as "berkutchi," took part in a national tournament in the city of Oral on February 24-25, the first event of its kind in the West Kazakhstan region. The hunters showed off their skill in training their eagles and other birds to follow commands, catch prey, and return to their masters.
2018 is an important year for EU-Kazakhstan relations as it marks the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations and the start of a new chapter with the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Kazakhstan and the EU (EPCA) fully entering into force. It aims to reinforce and ...
Concurrent with the official visit of Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Masoud Karbasian to Moscow, representatives from the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation, and Kazakhstan signed late on Sunday a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding on grain trade. Mr. Karbasian, at ...
Kazakhstan held the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) throughout January 2018, a significant accomplishment for the Central Asian country, which has also chaired the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Organization for Security ...
Astana - Lithuania celebrated Feb. 16 its 100th anniversary of independence restored after World War I. To highlight the date, Lithuanian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Vytautas Nauduzas told The Astana Times about the relationship between the countries, prospects for deepening cooperation and his ...
Kazakhstan's government plans to allocate 100 billion tenge annually to provide centralized water supply in rural areas of the country, said Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Construction and Housing Affairs of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Beibut Shahanov at a meeting of ...
The downfall of Kuandyk Bishimbayev is a story about how Kazakhstan continues to struggle to uproot graft and how the scourge has been handed on seamlessly to a generation in which the elite had placed great hopes of a more transparent future. Bishimbayev was detained by anti-corruption agents in ...
Bishkek -- A Kyrgyz lawmaker who was detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of smuggling last week has Kazakh citizenship, the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry says. Interior Ministry spokesman Murat Azymbakiev told RFE/RL on February 22 that Kazakh officials provided Bishkek with documents confirming that ...
So it's unfortunate the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a coalition of governments, companies, and nongovernmental groups meant to foster open public debate about the use of resource revenues, chose to gloss over the chilling effects of Kazakhstan's heavy restrictions over ...
Astana - Kazakhstan has made what officials called an "incredible" leap forward on the prison index, moving from the third-ranked country in the world in terms of number of prisoners per capita and dropping to 71st place. The scale and speed of the change is already making Kazakhstan a model for ...
The first package is SVMA (State Volume of Medical Assistance), which will be provided to the entire population of Kazakhstan, including permanent residents. On top of that, for those who are insured, a list of services will be provided within the medical insurance system which are not covered by SVMA and ...
Kazakhstan is the leader in attracting foreign investments in Central Asia. High figures are the result of creation of favorable investment climate in the republic. Kazakhstan pays special attention to creating comfortable conditions for investors and facilitating business activities. Gross inflow of foreign direct ...
There are 828 housing facilities and 1,282 vacancies available," said North Kazakhstan region employment coordination and social programme department head Sergey Yakovenko. To ensure all the migrants are provided with jobs, employers will receive a one million tenge (US$3,100) subsidy from the ...
Tengri News website reported that Tokmadi told a court on February 16 that he killed Yerzhan Tatishev, the then-chairman of Bank TuranAlem, later rebranded as BTA Bank, on instructions from Mukhtar Ablyazov, who has since that time become an avowed foe of Kazakhstan's government. In a facebook ...
Astana -Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Portugal, Slovenia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently formed the Global Happiness Coalition. Initiated by the UAE, the coalition aims to ensure effective international dialogue about achieving happiness on a global level, disseminate knowledge and ...
Forced to respond to the swell of negative online reaction to the Men's Health Kazakhstan gag, Kadyrbayev wrote on facebook on February 14 that the #ScratchIfItItches spoof was not aimed at making fun of sanitary towels. Rather, he fambled huffishly, he was criticizing online campaigns that "don't get a ...
The concert with the Astana Philharmonic Orchestra will feature the Kazakhstan premiere of the iconic Welsh work "Serenade for Orchestra" by celebrated composer William Mathias who was professor of music at Bangor University and founder of the North Wales International Music Festival in St Asaph.
For 40 years from, 1949 to 1989, the Soviet Union exploded 460 nuclear bombs in Eastern Kazakhstan. About 200,000 villagers living within 45 kilometres of the test site, the 'Polygon', were exposed to high levels of radiation. Not only were they not protected but they were treated as human Guinea pigs, ...
In a statement issued on February 2, independent human rights defenders Yevgeniy Zhovtis, head of the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human rights and rule of law, and Zhemis Turmagambetova, head of the Charter for Human Rights, who visited Erimbetov in detention at the invitation of the ...
Turkish and South Korean companies on Feb. 15 signed a concession agreement to build the Big Almaty Ring Road (BAKAD) project in Kazakhstan. The Turkish firms, Makyol Construction and Alsim Alarko, and South Korean companies, Korean SK and Korea Expressway corporation, inked the ...
MINSK, 15 February (BelTA) - The ministries of foreign affairs of Belarus and Kazakhstan will hold consultations in Minsk on 22 February, Dmitry Mironchik, head of the information and digital diplomacy office, spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told a press briefing on 15 February, ...
A good Muslim should look the part - legislation now being pushed by Kazakhstan's government essentially boils down to that simple precept. Followers of ultra-orthodox currents of Islam are incensed by the plans to strictly regulate the minutiae of their daily life, down to what they wear and talk about, ...


 

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