Tag Archives: Kazakhstan

52 dead in bus fire in western Kazakhstan (VIDEO)

Published time: 18 Jan, 2018 07:18 Edited time: 18 Jan, 2018 07:26 At least 52 people have been burned to death after a passenger bus caught fire in western Kazakhstan, authorities confirmed. Only five people managed to escape the deadly blaze. The deadly incident took place on a highway in the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan, spokesman for the Interior Ministry ...

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Mysterious ‘black snow’ in Kazakhstan sparks investigation (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Authorities in the central Kazakh city of Temirtau have launched an investigation after a mysterious dust turned the snow black. Local residents have blamed the metallurgical complex in the area for causing the strange pollution. A winter wonderland was turned into a rather depressing view in early January, when a layer of soot-like dust covered the Kazakh city. Temirtau residents ...

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American bank freezes $22bn owned by Kazakhstan

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 13:34 The Bank of New York Mellon has frozen $ 22 billion in assets belonging to Kazakhstan, Reuters reports. The decision comes ahead of a lawsuit brought by a Moldovan businessman against the country. The money belongs to Kazakhstan’s National Fund, which is made up from the country’s oil revenues. Read more The Moldovan businessman, ...

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Borat offers to for pay fines of Mankini-wearing tourists arrested in Kazakhstan

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 17:59 Kazakhstan: number one exporter of potassium, inventor of the trouser belt, home to the world’s top TV journalist, Borat. Unfortunately, authorities there take a dim view on mankinis – the raunchy beachwear popularized by the 2006 movie. Six Czech tourists were caught in the cheeky costumes last Tuesday despite near-freezing temperatures in Astana, the ...

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Russia, Turkey and Iran hold talks in Kazakhstan

Delegates from Russia, Turkey and Iran held hours-long talks in Kazakhstan on Sunday on the eve of negotiations between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad’s government, trying to forge common ground that would nudge forward a political settlement for Syria’s civil war. The talks between the two warring sides are the first in a year, and are meant as a ...

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