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Kazakhstan to join U.N. peacekeeping for first time
Kazakhstan, seeking a more prominent role on the world stage, decided on Friday to send officers to aid United Nations peacekeeping missions next year for the first time since independence in 1991.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Domestic violence rises on Kazakh agenda
Domestic violence rises on Kazakh agenda By Joanna Lillis ALMATY - When banker Darkhan Botabayev tried to book a flight on Kazakhstan's national airline last September, what started as a routine transaction turned into an assault that shocked the nation: Botabayev lost his temper and punched the young female ticket clerk in the face.
Russian, Belarusian and Kazakh presidents to discuss integration issues
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 18 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: The Presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan - Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev will discuss integration cooperation at the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council summit in Moscow on Dec. 24, Russian presidential press-service reported.
Two years after Zhanaozen, government of Kazakhstan plans law to...
In response to the lethal police assault on striking oil workers in the western Kazakhstan town of Zhanaozen two years ago, democratic trade unions immediately called for the establishment of legal institutions to protect and encourage the expression and resolution of labour disputes on the basis of democratic representation and genuine collective ... (more)
Sun Dec 15, 2013
First President's Day, celebrated for the 2nd year
On December 1, Kazakhstan celebrated for the second consecutive year the "First President's Day."
Kazakhstan goes East to Korea
Kazakhstan's top diplomat here is celebrating his country's 22nd Independence Day on Monday after a milestone three-day visit by the country's new prime minister, Serik Akhmetov.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Uzbekistan ratifies strategic partnership agreement with Kazakhstan
The Uzbek Senate ratified the strategic partnership agreement between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan at its meeting on Dec.13.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
S&P affirmes ratings on Kazakhstan at 'BBB+/A-2'; outlook stable
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 13 By Elena Kosolapova- Trend: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BBB+/A-2' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Kazakhstan, the agency reported on Dec. 13. The outlook is stable.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
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Ukrainian Unrest May Help Ex-BTA Chairman Fight Extradition Bid
Political upheaval in Ukraine may help Mukhtar Ablyazov, the former fugitive banker at the center of a $6 billion fraud case, fight extradition to the eastern European country.
Ethnic diversity in Kazakhstan: flaw or advantage?
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 6 By Elena Kosolapova- Trend: Outside of Central Asia there is very little knowledge of Kazakhstan.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Kazakhstan: Domestic Violence Rising on Political Agenda
A woman sells pickles outside a supermarket in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in the fall of 2012.
Kazakh president, Russian Deputy PM discuss issues of military, technical cooperation
ASTANA. Dec 10 - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin have met, Nazarbayev's press office said in a statement on Tuesday.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Kazakhstan's State Media Subsidies Promote Feel-Good Factor
Astana spends millions of dollars a year on media subsidies, with the lion's share used to promote the administration's messages through powerful state media outlets.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Poor pick polygamy over love in Kazakhstan
Gulf between rich and poor fuels revival of a practice which has become a status symbol for affluent men and a ticket out of poverty for young women Given the choice between love and money, Samal, a tall, curly-haired woman of 23 from a village in southern Kazakhstan, would take the cash.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Almaty Unveils Its Appetite for Foreign Investment
2050' Strategy President Nursultan Nazarbayev wants the nation to be among the top 30 developed countries in the world, and to achieve this goal it is necessary to further improve the investment policy," Akhmetov said.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Kazakhstan: Corporate Retreat from LSE Raises Governance Questions
Along with being one of Kazakhstan's largest electrical energy suppliers, Kazakh-based Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation mines and processes iron, iron alloys and aluminum.
Kazakh air carrier acquires new aircraft
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec 4. By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Kazakhstan's national airline Air Astana has acquired new A320 aircraft, the company said on Dec. 4. "Airbus A320 equipped with sharklet winglets has replenished our fleet in late November," the company said.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Kazakhstan celebrates Day of First President
Astana , Dec.3 : Kazakhstan is in a celebratory mood this week, as the Day of the First President, a national holiday, was observed on December 1. Since the occasion fell on a Sunday, Monday was declared a national holiday.
Kazakh president postpones visit to South African Republic
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 3 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev postponed his visit to the South African Republic, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
Kazakh president to pay official visit to Hungary in 2014
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is expected to pay an official visit to Hungary in May - June 2014, head of the Kazakh- Hungarian Business Council, MOL executive vice - president Sandor Fashimon said during the third council meeting in Astana on Tuesday.