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Kazakhstan aims to increase crude and gas condensate production by nearly 25% to 2.155 million b/d by 2025, according to the country's ... Kashagan oil field in the Caspian Sea and the future expansion of the Tengiz project, according to the strategy, which was posted on the government's official website.
Although the emotionally charged staging of “86” broadly followed the official Astana line that Zheltoksan was a Kazakh uprising that laid a path to independence, it was still ground-breaking in its way. Bringing politics to the stage in Kazakhstan can be problematic as open discussion of political affairs is ...

After almost 80 years with an alphabet imposed by Moscow, Kazakhstan is getting its own script and possibly a new name. ... On Stalin's orders, Soviet officials drafted a cumbersome alphabet for Kazakhstan, adding nine symbols that do not exist in Russian, but also omitting a handful of letters that are not ...
Bishimbaev, 37, was arrested by Kazakhstan's Anticorruption Service in January 2017, weeks after President Nursultan Nazarbaev fired him. ... Several former officials have faced prosecution on suspicion of graft in the tightly controlled Central Asian country in recent years, with some sentenced to long ...
"We believe that the issue will be investigated by Kazakh officials properly and in accordance with the law, without violating Kyrgyz citizens' rights." Kazakh and Kyrgyz media reports said that on February 15-16, Kazakh law enforcement authorities detained 29 people during an antismuggling operation.
ASTANA – Not many know that Kazakhstan has been providing aid to other countries for the last two decades. A few years ago, the country adopted a law on official development assistance (ODA) and has subsequently launched two pilot projects with the international partners. Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Yermekbaev said the permitted length of beards would be announced by the authorities in due time. However, the minister emphasized that not everyone with a long beard should fear being stopped on the street and fined. Officials would determine if the person had links to extremist movements, the ...
A new superhero called Uyatman appeared on the scene in Kazakhstan a couple of years back. As long as Uyatman was on patrol, the public could rest safe in the knowledge that women would not be caught out and about behaving indecently. Uyatman was the brainchild of cartoonist Murat Dilmanov, ...
As one of Ablyazov's lawyers, she has been pursued by Astana, also accused of corruption. In 2013, Ablyazov was arrested in France and extradition was requested by Russian and Ukrainian authorities (France and Kazakhstan do not have a mutual extradition treaty in place). An extradition order issued in ...
On 27 December 2017 Kazakhstan adopted a new Code "On Subsoil and Subsoil Use" (the "Subsoil Code"). ... It is yet to be seen which state authorities will be created/reorganized for the purposes of the new regulation and how the relevant powers will be vested with (allocated between) the different ...
Dozens of homes in the northern city of Petropavl were without water after pipes burst in the cold. With high winds forecast, Kazakh authorities have issued a warning urging citizens to stay home and avoid travel by car until the weather improves. Officials also issued instructions on how to survive if caught ...
Some prominent international air carriers working in Kazakhstan last week formed a united front to voice discontent about a hike in tax rates at the country's airports, warning that it will lead to higher ticket prices. In June 2017, the authorities scrapped the regulation of tariffs that airports can charge airlines, ...
ASTANA -- Authorities in Kazakhstan say a Dutch court has lifted a freeze on Kazakh sovereign-fund assets worth $22 billion. The Kazakh Justice Ministry said in a statement on January 24 that it was also seeking the cancelation of a court ruling in Belgium that had frozen some other assets of Central ...
However, Nazarbayev and his officials have repeatedly asserted that the switch will only affect Kazakh; Russian, which is a semi-official language in Kazakhstan, will continue to be written in Cyrillic. “We will not abandon Cyrillic and we will not forget the Russian language and culture. This is impossible for ...
They were joined by officials from the central Karaganda region where the city is based. Many residents have blamed the country's biggest steel production plant - Karaganda Metallurgical Combine - which is based in the city that is home to Kazakhstan's iron industry. Alibek Bekmukhametov, who head's ...
North Kazakhstan region continues to encourage its villagers to become a part of the local agriculture business, by joining to agriculture cooperatives. ... production lines of agricultural products for the markets in the region and out of it, said the statement of the North Kazakhstan region's local authorities.
The Institute of Judicial Expertise received texts in the case from Investigator Kaltayev on 13 December 2017, an Institute official told Forum 18 on 9 January from Astana. It had handed them to one religious studies and one philological "expert", but the official refused to identify them. She refused to say of ...

“How is it possible to live in a such city? Look at this dirty snow and dust settling on clothes. It's hard to breathe, I suffer from asthma,” one local woman complained, as she signed a petition “against black snow.” More than 5,000 people have put their names to the letter so far, calling on the authorities to take ...
Highways in several regions of Kazakhstan have been closed because of the weather. Operations at the airport in Astana are also suspended. Emergency service officials say they have deployed all their resources into countering the crisis. More than 1,500 rescue workers and communal service ...
A mall on the Chinese side of the border area between China and Kazakhstan, in Horgos. At the special economic development zone, there are no Chinese visa checks, no officious border guards or customs officials, only a detachment of the People's Armed Police, a paramilitary force entrusted with ...
A construction crane is seen next to a House of Culture at Chinese part of the China-Kazakhstan Horgos International Border Cooperation Center in Horgos, ... While Kazakhstani officials are keen to display the models showing how all this will look like once completed, the only activity for now comes from ...
Earlier, the aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan agreed on an increasing flights between the two countries. As a result, the total number of flights between the countries reached 22 flights per week from December, so passengers can travel to Tashkent from Almaty twice a day and on a daily ...
Steadily stripped of their pastureland by Russian officials and settlers in the 19th century, and then of their cattle after Russia's 1917 revolution, nomads became hired hands on collective farms. But they still knew how to ride, becoming cowboys for the state instead of themselves. The state farms have now ...
Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has begun an official visit in neighboring Kazakhstan at a time when relations between the neighboring Central ... On October 7, Atambaev accused Kazakh authorities of "meddling in Kyrgyzstan's internal affairs" and of openly supporting Omurbek Babanov, the chief ...
The scale of the strike is notable for Kazakhstan, where authorities take a dim view toward industrial action and have regularly taken strict punitive action against ringleaders. On December 11, laborers at ... Company representatives and regional officials quickly embarked on talks with the striking workers.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, left, meeting jailed businessman Murathan Tokmadi in an undated photo posted on exiled opposition figure Mukhtar ... Local media cited officials at the time as saying that Tokmadi, who ran a major glass-making factory called KazStroySteklo, had been under ...
Over the past two months, Erimbetova has repeatedly reported to the media and on her Facebook page that Erimbetov has been ill-treated in detention and that officials have pressured Erimbetov to confess. Erimbetova described to the Norwegian Helsinki Committee efforts by the authorities to force ...
All those who died are believed to be Uzbek nationals, an interior ministry official told Interfax-Kazakhstan news agency. Kazakh media ... Regional emergency service officials initially blamed the fire on a short circuit and said the bus was overloaded, Interfax-Kazakstan news agency reported. Ministry ...
KHORGOS, Kazakhstan — China's largest shipping company has poured billions of dollars into buying seaports in Greece and other maritime nations ... a school, kindergarten and shops to serve the railway workers, crane operators, customs officials and other staff needed to keep the dry port running.
Kazakhstan is slowly crawling out of a slump induced in large part by falling oil prices, but this bellwether of the real economy tells a less straightforward story. ... Because grabbing an unlicensed taxi is as easy as raising a hand while standing on the side of the road, official competitors, whose cars can take ...
These are just a handful of cases but serve to underscore how Kazakhstan's authorities are accustomed to interpreting the country's laws broadly when needed. The two cases noted above in which Facebook posts were the medium of the “crime” underscore how problematic the other controversial ...
In the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan, the largest country in Central Asia, two languages coexist: the Kazakh language, considered the “language of the State”; and Russian, which has the status of “official language”. But they have a single alphabet, the Cyrillic, a consequence of the unification that ...
It is clear that Kazakhstan resolutely decided to opt for the Rule of Law. ... of the law by citizens and by all government officials, in the most general sense; .... from the investigative authorities, but have the power to oversee and ...
Kyrgyzstan has blamed Kazakhstan for long lines and the slow movement of ... when Kazakh authorities stepped up checks at the frontier on October 10. ... Kazakh officials have denied any political motive for stepped-up ...
Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang are ... checkpoint on returning to China after studying in Kazakhstan. ... A Kazakh source in Qinghe county said the policy is being dubbed a "localization" policy by Chinese officials. ... Official figures show that there are around 1.5 million Kazakhs in ...
The King is also scheduled to meet with a number of senior officials ... and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Jordan Azamat Berdibay as saying ...
ISLAMABAD: A last-minute move by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to charter the special aircraft of prime minister for his one-day official trip to ...
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed a decree to switch the country's official alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin. The president's ...
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered that his country's official alphabet be changed from Cyrillic to Latin. For Kazakhstan, this ...
Kazakhstan has signaled its determination to stick to its guns in its ongoing ... what Kyrgyz authorities have said was Kazakhstan's transparent backing of a ... made his remarks, Kazakhstan's border officials began intensifying ...
People walk under a sign in Almaty, Kazakhstan. ... Kazakhstan is to change its official alphabet for the third time in less than 100 years in what ...
Turkmenistan opens loco depot for Kazakhstan – Iran corridor ... Government officials, staff representatives, elders and young people attended ...
Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan trade turnover amounted to $554 million while the ... a meeting with representatives of customs authorities and the private sector. ... In addition, customs officials of the two countries came to a common ...
Akhmet fled Kazakhstan in March with her 9-year-old son, saying she feared for ... that she considered to be harassment by Kazakh authorities.
Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Row: A Spat Between Friends Or A Parting Of Ways? ... It is also a surprise to hear Kazakh and Kyrgyz officials making so many snide comments ... Official Website (Office of the Kazakh President). ... Kyrgyz authorities complained to the EEU and the World Trade Organization about ...
Kazakh authorities say two Qatari nationals have been detained at the Almaty International Airport while apparently trying to smuggle 29 ...
Kyrgyzstan Rejecting Kazakhstan's $100 Million Aid Package ... words with Kazakhstani officials over claims that the government in Astana was ...
The price for gasoline in Kazakhstan reached 144 tenge (40 cents) per liter in ... On October 11, President Nursultan Nazarbayev issued an official, ... Members of the parliament said that firing or scolding public officials would ...
Zhanar Akhmet was detained in Kyiv on October 21 on an arrest warrant issued by Kazakh authorities that charges her with fraud, according to ...
The history of relations between the people of Kazakhstan and Croatia ... President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev paid official visits to ...


 

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