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January 20 2016

Pakistan Charsadda: Deadly assault on university

A militant gun attack has caused carnage at a university in north-west Pakistan, with at least 19 people dead and 50 injured.


New Auction On Subsoil Use In Kazakhstan

In June 2016, Kazakhstan will witness another auction for the right of subsoil use at 100 sites located in the territory of the republic. Deputy Minister for Investment and Development of the country Albert Rau announced the news during the press conference in January.


Kazakhstan Launches Production Of Chinese Cars

Plans are afoot in Kazakhstan to put into operation a facility for manufacture of JAC vehicles (a Chinese brand) on the basis of the car assembly plant in the city of Kostanai. Deputy Minister of Investment and Development of the Republic, Albert Rau said at the press conference in January.


​B. Izmukhambetov: "I am not engaged in frauds"

On the next day after the publication of the article “Mysteries of the Milan speed boat and the secrets of one building" on website the Governor of Atyrau Oblast Baktykozha Izmukhambetov invited to his office the author of the publication, the representatives of Internal Affairs Department and the company that supplied the speed boat for water police.


Stars to boycott Oscars over lack of nominees' diversity

The Academy Awards has enjoyed a long history of pageantry and celebrity embracing Hollywood's finest on its most decorated evening. However, at the same time, there has been much criticism regarding the way the Academy Awards has embraced people of color.


January 19 2016

Kazakhstan to open direct flight to Iran

Kazakhstan plans to open direct flights to Iran in June of 2016, said the message of the Ministry of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan.


China's economic growth slumps to 25-year low

World's second-largest economy grew 6.9 percent in 2015 with further declines expected as global tumult continues. China's economy grew 6.9 percent in 2015, GDP figures released on Tuesday showed, the lowest level of growth in 25 years.


January 18 2016

​Mysteries of the Milan speed boat and the secrets of one building

At the session of Atyrau regional maslikhat (local representative body) on January 8, the regional Governor Baktykozha Izmukhambetov admitted that special purpose building intended for Internal Affairs Department has been constructed in Nursaya residential district – (see “About sheriff, paid parking, building for police and Italian speed boat", “Police headquarter hasn't been built, but you can sail a million dollar Italian boat …"). Today you will learn all about this “special purpose" building and how much cheaper you can buy any Italian motorboat.


March 1 will be Day of gratitude in Kazakhstan

On this day, Kazakhstan People's Assembly was established.


Chechen Ombudsman did not find in the words of Kadyrov’s threats to opposition

Earlier the head of Chechnya stated that off-system opposition is not interested in the prosperity of Russia and is trying to cash in on the difficult economic situation. Ramzan Kadyrov called on to judge such people for “Subversion".


SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from California

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday to test upgrades before commercial satellite launch services begin later this year.


Kazakhstan official claims Trans-Caspian route is not aimed at bypassing Russia

Development of a new route to deliver goods from China to Europe via Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine (the Trans-Caspian international transport route) is not aimed at bypassing Russia, First Deputy Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev said on Friday, reports TASS.


Goldman Sachs predicts oil production decline in Kazakhstan

US Goldman Sachs analysts predict a decrease in oil production up to 1.605 million barrels per day (bpd) in Kazakhstan in 2016 and 2017, the bank's report obtained by Trend said.


SpaceX's next few rocket landing attempts will be at sea

SpaceX will be going back to sea landings for a while, despite successfully landing its Falcon 9 rocket on solid ground in December, a company spokesperson confirmed today. That means after the next few Falcon 9 rocket launches, the vehicles will attempt to land upright on one of the company's autonomous drone ships in the ocean.


Financial Times wants Berik Otemurat to find a job abroad

Financial Times warns about the future of Berik Otemurat, ex-chief executive of National Investment Corporation (NIC) of National Bank of Kazakhstan, whowas fired for raising the right question for the country and tend to help to find a job abroad offering his CV.


January 17 2016

Kazakhstan plans oil development in Caspian Sea

Kazakhstan starts to develop oil and gas fields in the Caspian Sea in this year. The Energy Ministry of Kazakhstan Vladimir Shkolnik told that they need analytical research to the development of Kalamkas-Sea oil field which located in the Caspian Sea.


US Treasury imposes new ballistic missile sanctions on Iran

The US Treasury says it is imposing new ballistic missile sanctions on Iran after Tehran released five American prisoners. The move also comes less than a day after some of the sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program were removed by the US and EU.


January 15 2016

​13 mln tons of oil to be extracted at Kashagan after 2017

The Kashagan oil field to be launched in Kazakhstan this year, Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Vladimir Shkolnik told at the CCS press conference.


Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and Die Hard actor, dies aged 69

Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69, his family has said.


Kazakhstan will mine less oil in 2016

Kazakhstan mined 79,4 million tons of oil in 2015, at the plan of oil production for 79 million tons. Slightly our oil industry companies tried to be ahead of schedule. For 2016, we plan to take into account the exhaustion of fields and mine 77 million tons, Minister of Energy Vladimir Shkolnik told in the briefing held in Central Communications.


Ukraine To Ship Goods To Kazakhstan, Bypassing Russia

Ukraine says it will for the first time ship goods to Kazakhstan along a route bypassing Russia, due to the Kremlin's trade embargo on Kyiv.


Police identify Jakarta attackers

Police in Indonesia have identified four out of five of the Jakarta attackers. Two were previously convicted militants.


About sheriff, paid parking, building for police and Italian speed boat

On January 8 the session of Atyrau regional maslikhat (local representative body) took place.


January 14 2016

Kazakh Company Showcases ‘World’s Most Expensive Chocolates’

They're described as “the most expensive chocolates in the world" – and with a price tag of $14,000 for a collection of six, that title may be entirely justified.


Deputy Speaker of Senate of Kazakhstan elected

Sergey Gromov has been elected today at the plenary session of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament as the Deputy Chairman of the upper parliamentary house.