Tag Archives: Kazakhstan

Baikonur ban: Russia prohibits social networks at major space facility in Kazakhstan

The head of the Kazakhstan-based Russian space launch facility, Baikonur, has banned all staff from using social networks in a bid to boost security and discipline. “In order to prevent any leaks of classified information and to strengthen work discipline all workers of the facility are forbidden from using personal mobile phones and tablets for accessing websites, social networks and ...

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Kazakhstan tries to get back $22bn in frozen assets

Kazakhstan has asked an appeals court to overturn a decision that saw BNY Mellon freeze assets worth more than $ 22 billion held in the bank by the country’ sovereign wealth fund. The bank seized the assets as part of a dispute between Kazakhstan and a Moldovan businessman who sued the Central Asian country for the nationalization of his oil ...

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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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