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Turkmenistan Closes Border with Kazakhstan

Turkmenistan Closes Border with Kazakhstan

Turkmen officials have closed the border with Kazakhstan for five days in line with increased security measures, RFERL reports. “Turkmenistan has bolstered border security, which is why access of foreign citizens arriving in the republic…has been suspended for five days,” said a statement by officials from Kazakhstan’s western Mangistau region. It added that the two […]

Kazakh president says terror attack committed in Almaty

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev called the July 18 armed attacks in Almaty a terrorist attack, said the president’s press service. “Today a terrorist attack has been committed in Almaty that unfortunately, again led to casualties,” said Nazarbayev. “I express my condolences to relatives of the victims,” he said, adding that they should be provided with […]

Chevron Announces Expansion of Kazakh Oil Project

Chevron Announces Expansion of Kazakh Oil Project

Chevron has announced a $36.8 billion expansion of the Tengiz oil project in Kazakhstan, RFERL reports. The U.S. oil giant said in a July 5 statement that the expansion will increase crude production by 260,000 barrels a day to reach about 1 million barrels a day. The first oil from the expanded project is planned […]

Iran, Kazakhstan to build joint oil refinery in Mazandaran

Iran, Kazakhstan to build joint oil refinery in Mazandaran

Iran and Kazakhstan will participate in a project on constructing a joint oil refinery in Amirabad Port in Mazandaran province, head of Industry, Mine and Trade Organization of Mazandaran said on June 26. Mohammad Mohammadpour, Head of Industry, Mine and Trade Organization of Mazandaran, in a meeting with a Kazakh trade delegation on Sunday expressed […]

Kazakhstan’s trade with CAREC countries reaches $22 billion

Kazakhstan’s trade with CAREC countries reaches $22 billion

The volume of trade turnover between Kazakhstan and the countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) increased from 17.5 to 22 billion dollars from 2010 to 2015, Vice-Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Timur Zhaksylykov has said today during I Forum of the analytical centers of Central Asia. “The volume of trade turnover […]

Three International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan

Three International Space Station astronauts land in Kazakhstan

An International Space Station crew including an American, a Briton and a Russian landed safely on June 18 in the sun-drenched steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz space capsule carrying NASA’s Tim Kopra, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency, and Roscosmos’s Yury Malenchenko landed on June 18 about 145 kilometers southeast of the Kazakh city […]

Nazarbayev: Signs of ‘color revolution’ appeared in Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev: Signs of ‘color revolution’ appeared in Kazakhstan

The recent attacks in Kazakhstan’s city of Aktobe are the signs of a planned color revolution that takes advantage of the country’s liberal governance, Kazakhs President Nursultan Nazarbayev said, Sputnik reports. “Taking advantage of our liberal government policies and laws, someone wanted to test the resolve of our government. I am stating that we will […]

Taxation must be applied to offshore, Nazarbayev says

Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan hosted the economic and political event, Astana Economic Forum on May 25-26. The theme of the forum is “New economic reality: diversification, innovation and knowledge economy” and major economy experts, analysts, financial institutions, and organizations attended the program. During his speech, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan voiced several key […]

‘Speech Crisis’ between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

‘Speech Crisis’ between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Foreign Ministry of Kyrgyzstan has summoned a Kazakh diplomat after Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, Culture and Sports Minister of Kazakhstan said he felt sorry for Kyrgyz girls having to clean public toilets in Moscow, Reuters reports. Mukhamediuly said in a speech, “When I go to Moscow, it is painful for me to see how young Kyrgyz girls […]

Kazakh policeman adopts five children of different ethnics

Kazakh policeman adopts five children of different ethnics

Galym Arystanbayev, a senior policeman in Kazakhstan adopted five children, in addition to three of his own. Yerbolat Uatkhanov, the reporter of The Astana Times, wrote the story of the man who always wanted to have a big family. He said, “I have a big family and Aliya, my wife, greatly supports me. We understand […]

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