Kazakhstan


2022 panel inspects Almaty

2015-02-13 21:47

An International Olympic Committee panel is visiting Almaty in Kazakhstan to assess its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Kanye West blasted for Kazakhstan gig

2013-09-03 17:44

Kanye West has been blasted for accepting a £1.9m pay day to perform in Kazakhstan, which Human Rights Watch claim has a "serious and deteriorating human rights situation".

Kazakhstan trade trip test for Cameron

2013-06-30 16:12

British prime minister David Cameron flew into Kazakhstan to help inaugurate the world's costliest oil project and seal new business deals.

20 presumed dead in Kazakhstan crash

2013-01-29 15:16

The Kazakh airline SCAT says one of its aeroplanes has crashed near the country's principal city, Almaty, and all 20 on board are believed dead.

27 die in Kazakh military plane crash

2012-12-26 08:01

All 27 people on board a Kazakh military jet that crashed while carrying country's top border guard personnel have died, the Central Asian state's security service says.

8 bodies found in Kazakhstan park

2012-08-14 15:00

Police in the former Soviet republic Kazakhstan are searching for suspects in the murder of eight people in a national park, say local news agencies.

Muslims angry at alleged vodka blasphemy

2012-04-04 14:06

Muslims in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan are up in arms at a vodka producer for including the word "Allah" on its liquor bottles.

Asian 'phoenix' lived with the dinosaurs

2011-08-10 16:59

Palaeontologists say they had found the fossilised remains of a giant bird that lived in Central Asia more than 65 million years ago.

Soyuz crew blasts off to ISS

2010-12-16 10:26

Astronauts from the US, Russia and Italy have blasted off into the darkness, casting an orange glow over Kazakhstan with their Soyuz spacecraft as they began a mission to the ISS.

Fires kill 5 in Kazakhstan

2010-09-09 08:36

Forest fires have killed five people in Kazakhstan, the country’s emergencies ministry has said, as Russia sent aircraft to fight the blaze advancing on its territory.

 

Possible SA spy satellite blasts off - DA

2014-12-19 12:08

A satellite, which the Democratic Alliance (DA) says could be part of South Africa’s spy programme ‘Project Flute’, has been launched from Kazakhstan.

Cameron inks $1bn in deals in Kazakhstan

2013-07-01 20:11

British Prime Minister David Cameron has signed a strategic agreement as well as $1bn in deals with Kazakhstan during his visit to the energy-rich state.

West and Iran in nuclear solution talks

2013-04-05 11:01

Iran and world powers will conduct talks in the hopes of putting an end to a long nuclear dispute that has left the Islamic republic enduring UN sanctions and enmity with Israel.

Kazakhstan mourns deaths of elite guards

2012-12-26 21:01

Kazakhstan has mourned the deaths of 27 people in one of its worst ever aviation disasters, a tragedy that wiped out much of the top echelon of the state border service.

Soyuz craft readied for Space Station

2012-10-21 15:58

A Russian-made Soyuz craft has been moved to a launch pad ahead of the launch to take a three-man mission to the International Space Station.

Surviving Kazakh border guard reappears

2012-06-05 16:14

The mystery around the deaths of 14 Kazakh guards killed in a fire on the Chinese border has deepened as the sole survivor emerged from a cave carrying his pistol.

Mobius punts Argentina, Kazakhstan

2012-01-06 09:39

Emerging markets investment guru Mark Mobius says he will focus on frontier markets like Argentina and Kazakhstan in 2012.

Kazakh strongman set for poll win

2011-04-03 18:55

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is set to stretch his rule into a third decade by scoring a crushing poll win.

Clinton smoothes ruffled feathers

2010-12-01 20:05

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has used a global summit to smooth ruffled feathers after embarrassing revelations contained in leaked diplomatic cables.

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