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Kazakhstan wants to expand exports to Europe.

Kazakhstan is in talks to expand exports to Europe, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilenko said. “The Kazakh-EU cooperation committee is discussing trade opportunities for diversifying and expanding our exports and exports to Europe,” Vasilenko told journalists in Astana on March 28. “The EU ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Bogdanov, de Mistura eye progress of Syria talks.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed with UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura the issues of promoting negotiations on the settlement of the Syrian crisis in Astana and Geneva.

- AzerNews - AZ

Azerbaijan receives first cargo from Kazakhstan's Kuryk port.

- Today.Az - AZ

Iran's Rouhani says Syrian peace talks to continue in Kazakhstan.

MOSCOW - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Syrian peace talks sponsored by Tehran, Russia and Turkey would continue in Kazakhstan without specifying a date for the next round of negotiations.

- Reuters - US

Belgian authorities probe Kazakh paymasters in Nicholas Sarkozy's helicopter deal.

Belgian Federal Parliament to examine events which "shame the country, democracy and justice".

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Kazakhstan: Campaigners Appeal to Nazarbayev Over Journalist's Case.

International freedom of speech campaigners have penned an appeal to Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev to guarantee the safety of jailed journalist Zhanbolat Mamay and to ensure an impartial investigation into his case. Mamay's supporters say his arrest was a politically motivated reprisal for his criticism of the ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Jehovah's Witness Faces Hate Charges In Kazakhstan.

Preliminary hearings were held in the trial of a Jehovah's Witness charged with inciting interethnic enmity on March 27 in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kazakhstan interested in Azerbaijan's experience in defense industry sector.

Azerbaijan's Ambassador to Kazakhstan Rashad Mammadov held a meeting with the Minister of Defence and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov on March 27.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kazakhstan interested in Azerbaijan's experience in defense industry sector.

- Today.Az - AZ

S&P revises outlook on Kazakh Grain Insurance company.

- Today.Az - AZ

S&P revises outlook on Kazakh Grain Insurance company.

The International Rating Agency S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on Kazakhstan-based Grain Insurance Co. JSC to developing from positive, the rating agency said.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kyrgyzstan: Clashes Break Out as Returning Exiled Politician Detained

A self-exiled and wanted opposition politician returned to Kyrgyzstan on March 25 to face questioning by the security services, sparking a rowdy demonstration by his indignant supporters that degenerated into ugly scuffles with police. This episode of unrest has further ratcheted up unease in a decisive election year as ...

- EurasiaNet - US

World › Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence: U.N.

Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday. De Mistura is mediating political talks in Geneva, while a separate series of talks in the Kazakh…

- Japan Today - JP

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Dream of Surge in Trade and Freer Borders

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has hailed what he described as the fall of barriers dividing his nation and Uzbekistan since the ascent to power of Uzbek leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The two met for high-spirited talks in Astana on March 23 that focused as much as anything on mutual admiration. Only in the last ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana.

- The Diplomat - US

Is Kazakhstan's President a Dictator? You Decide.

In a recent discussion with a hand-picked selection of journalists, Nazarbayev took pains to explain why Asian societies aren't always suited to democracy.

- Global Voices - US

Kazakhstan ups oil, gas output

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan eye to intensify strategic partnership

- Today.Az - AZ

Kazakhstan ups oil, gas output

Kazakhstan's oil production increased by 4.4 percent in January-February 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, the Kazakh Statistics Committee said.

- AzerNews - AZ

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan eye to intensify strategic partnership

The presidents of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Nursultan Nazarbayev have signed a joint declaration in Astana to further intensify the strategic partnership and strengthen good-neighborliness between the two countries, the Uzbekistan National News Agency reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media

Kazakhstan's government is using social media to tame rebellion.

- The Diplomat - US

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Dream of Surge in Trade and Freer Borders

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has hailed what he described as the fall of barriers dividing his nation and Uzbekistan since the ascent to power of Uzbek leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The two met for a high-spirited talks in Astana on March 23 that focused as much as anything on mutual admiration. Only in the last ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbek, Kazakh Presidents Tout Ties As Mirziyaev Vists Astana

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyaev has held talks with his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbaev, during his first trip to Kazakhstan since he came to power last year.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Kuwait- Kazakhstan celebrates 25th 'versary of inception of 'Olympic movement'

Kuwait- Kazakhstan celebrates 25th 'versary of inception of 'Olympic movement'...

- MENAFN - JO

Man accused of swallowing 60 pills to smuggle cocaine into China

A man with an Afghan passport has been arrested at an airport in China for allegedly trying to smuggle in 60 tablets of cocaine, state media reported. The man was held at Urumqi’s international airport in the Xinjiang region earlier this month after he had taken a flight from Kazakhstan, state television reported. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Air Astana invites all its international passengers to Astana EXPO 2017

Air Astana, Kazakhstan's Skytrax award-winning national airline and the official carrier of Astana EXPO 2017, is offering its international passengers arriving in the capital, Astana, a free ticket

- eTurboNews - US

The 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations of Kazakhstan with Lithuania distinguishes itself for an abundance of events - The Baltic Times

Lithuania is an important partner of Kazakhstan in the Baltic region. The current year is the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relationships betwe......

- The Baltic Times - US

Kazakhstan: Police Reminded Not to Be Rude to Public

Police in Kazakhstan are as of now under instructions to be more polite to the public and to refrain from using informal pronouns — such as the Russian ty' — or beckon people by just saying hey.' Tengri News website on March 15 cited the Interior Ministry as saying that instructions on politeness and proper behavior are ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kyrgyzstan: Kremlin-Friendly Reporter Expelled

A journalist for a fiercely pro-Kremlin news agency has been expelled from Kyrgyzstan in a move that has political observers in the Moscow-friendly nation scratching their heads. Grigory Mikhailov, an editor with Regnum website, posted an update on Facebook on March 13 to say he was returning to Russia from Kazakhstan after ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kazakhstan Drags Feet on $100M Aid to Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan is dangling more than $100 million in financial support in front of struggling neighbor Kyrgyzstan, but the transfer is reportedly being hindered by a combination of bureaucratic muddling and a turn of diplomatic ill-will. The fate of the funds, which have been earmarked to smooth integration within the ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kazakhstan: Once Again, Land Issues Generate Grumbling

Barely a week passes in Kazakhstan without the authorities somehow creating a public uproar around land-related issues. This time it is residents of an area of the business capital, Almaty, that have come out in protest over what they say is the paltry compensation being offered to them for the compulsory purchase of their ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Kazakhstan: Rights Groups Harassed

– Kazakhstan's authorities have been abusing tax issues to harass human rights groups, Human Rights Watch said today. Two prominent human rights organizations, the International Legal Initiative Foundation and Liberty, have had tax audits, and the tax authorities appear to be targeting both because of their work ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Kazakhstan: Authorities Arrest Editor of Last Independent Newspaper

Press ReleasesKazakhstan: Authorities Arrest Editor of Last Independent NewspaperFebruary 13, 2017Mamay was arrested February 10 on charges of using his position at the Tribuna newspaper to launder money allegedly embezzled from BTA Bank by business tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov.

- Freedom House - US

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