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Kazakhstan News



January 18

​Kazakh Scientists to Develop Unique Medicine

An innovative product, medicine based on mare's milk, has been developed in Kazakhstan, reports Kazakh TV. Scientists say that the mare’s milk has a range of applications. The medicine strengthens the immune system, normalizes balance of microflora and improves digestion. In addition, it is effective for treating obesity and diabetes. 

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Two men jailed for murder of Kazakh Olympic skating medalist Denis Ten

Two men were jailed for 18 years in Kazakhstan on Thursday for the murder of Denis Ten, the country’s first Olympic figure skating medalist, Reuters reports. Ten, 25, was stabbed in Almaty in July as he struggled with two men he had caught trying to steal the mirrors on his car, police said.

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Private helicopter crashes in Almaty

A private helicopter has crashed today in the territory of Alatau health center in Almaty, reports Kazinform. The Emergency Situations Committee of the Kazakh Interior Ministry confirmed the information. 

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January 16

Abnormally warm weather predicted in Kazakhstan Jan 17-19

Abnormally warm weather is forecast for Kazakhstan in the three days coming, Kazinform reports referring to Kazhydromet.

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Kazakhstan’s population reaches 18.37 million.

According to the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy Kazakhstan's population reached 18,376,200 people, increasing by 238.9 thousand people, or 1.3%, year on year, Kazinform reports.

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January 15

​Uzbekistan tops ranking of diet-related heart disease deaths, while Kazakhstan is in top 10 countries with poorest diets

The countries in Europe where most people die because they eat too much salt and not enough vegetables have been named and shame, reports Tashkent Times.Unhealthy eating is deadliest in Uzbekistan, while Spain and Israel are at the bottom of the table.

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February 29 2016

KMG EP reduces number of Management Board members

Last week some changes were made to the composition of the Management Board of KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production (KMG EP), Kazinform has learnt from KASE.


Cannabis Might be Legalized in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan companies spend annually 100 million US dollars to import office paper. Meanwhile, Kazakhstan has an opportunity to make paper for itself. But, for this consumption, cannabis (non-narcotic) have to be legalized.


​Washington teens killed in shooting were adopted in Kazakhstan: Ombudsman

Washington teens shot to death together with their mom were indeed adopted in Kazakhstan, the Institute of Ombudsman of Kazakhstan confirmed.


Kazakhstan checking whether teens killed in Washington shooting were adopted in Kazakhstan

Kazakh diplomats continue to verify information on the teen victims of the recent shooting in the US state of Washington, that could have been adopted in Kazakhstan, Foreign Ministry spokesman Anuar Zhaynakov said Sunday.


Former Arsenal star Arshavin moving to Kazakhstan

Former Arsenal star Andrey Arshavin is extending his playing career in Kazakhstan.


February 25 2016

First McDonald’s to open in Kazakhstan

The first branches of fast food chain McDonald's are set to open in Kazakhstan.


​Kazakhstan To See Petrol Prices Rocket Again This Year

Experts predict a resumption of growth in gasoline prices in Kazakhstan in April 2016, which is associated with a deficit of raw materials for petrol production in the republic and the rise in price of imported Russian fuel. According to Sergei Smirnov, an oil and gas market analyst, several factors can cause the rise of prices. First and foremost, it is reduction of the export duty, which allows for more profitably delivery of oil abroad in comparison with its processing at Kazakh refineries.


Home arrest sanctioned for Seitkazy Matayev

Home arrest has been sanctioned for Seitkazy Matayev, chairman of the Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan, said a reporter from the court's room.


February 24 2016

​Egyptian President to visit Kazakhstan on February 26

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will meet with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on February 26.


Kazakhstan To Resume Flights To Egypt In March

Kazakhstan plans to resume direct passenger flights to Egypt in March.


Top Gear road trip to take Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc to Kazakhstan

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans have had a drizzly first outing for Top Gear with an open-top drive to Blackpool. But we've learned there's a far-flung location on the horizon, with Kazakhstan among their upcoming destinations.


75 countries officially confirmed their participation in "EXPO-2017"

To date, 75 countries have officially confirmed their participation in the international exhibition "EXPO-2017," said Nurbek Yergeshbayev, Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations "Astana EXPO-2017" NC, reports.


February 23 2016

​Nazarbayev to visit Urkaine in H2 2016

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is expected to visit Ukraine in the second half of 2016, Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine in Kazakhstan Yuri Lazebnik said Tuesday.


Administrative responsibility may be imposed in Kazakhstan for prices indication in foreign currency

Administrative responsibility may be imposed in Kazakhstan for indication of prices in foreign currency, reports the Ministry of National Economy.


Kazakhstan ​Journalists collecting signatures under application to General Prosecutor in support of Seitkazy Matayev

The journalists of Kazakhstan are collecting signatures under application to the General Prosecutor's Office for support of chairman of the Union of Journalists Seitkazy Matayev.


​Statement by the director-general of KazTAG information agency

On February 22 at 9:30 the representatives of the national bureau for corruption combat of Almaty arrived to the office of KazTAG news agency and forcibly drove me into the building of anti-corruption service by 10.00 am.


Kazakhstan urged to free detained journalist union head

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over Kazakhstan's detention of the head of the country's Journalists Union and National Press Club and his son shortly before they were to publicly address allegations of tax evasion and embezzlement.


February 22 2016

Astana administration advises national companies to change working hours

Astana administration held a meeting under the chairmanship of the city mayor Adilbek Dzhaksybekov.