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04/21/2018 22:25KADEX 2018 to showcase Kazakh and global space research achievements    ( (press release) )
ASTANA. KAZINFORM Astana will play a host to the V International Weapons Systems and Military Equipment Exhibition "KADEX-2018" scheduled to take place from May 23 to 26, 2018. It is organized by the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Visitors and ...
04/21/2018 11:20US, allies 'bombed' Syria peace talks by recent strikes: Lavrov    ( PRESSTV )
The Syrian government and opposition groups are already involved in a political process mediated by Russia, Iran and Turkey in Astana, Kazakhstan. The talks have led to the formation of four de-escalation zones across Syria and helped significantly reduce violence in the country. The talks in Astana ...
04/21/2018 00:25KAZAKHSTAN: Parents challenge schoolgirl headscarf ban    ( Forum 18 )
They are seeking to have the ban on girls wearing headscarves in schools declared in violation of Kazakhstan's Constitution, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other UN human rights standards. The parents have failed so far in the lower courts, most recently at Astana City ...
04/20/2018 19:40Sergek has helped solve more than 500 crimes in Astana    ( Astana Times )
Sergek has become Kazakhstan's first IT technology export product. Zhumagaliyev is a strong supporter of the system and instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs to speed up integration procedures with the ministry and Office of the Prosecutor General. The functions significantly improve city residents' ...
04/20/2018 19:40Belt and Road Initiative: One Vision of Justice    ( Astana Times )
The Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA), as part of a wider advisory project, delivered its recommendations in 2017 to the Astana International Financial Centre Authority (AIFC Authority) on establishing the first specialist common law commercial court and independent arbitration centre in Kazakhstan, ...
04/19/2018 19:30Hiring US forensic experts in Tokmadi case was Yerkin Tatishev's idea    ( Astana Times )
ASTANA – Yerkin Tatishev, the brother of late BTA Bank chair Yerzhan Tatishev, who was killed during a winter hunt in 2004, told he was the ... Yerzhan Tatishev, who as BTA chair headed one of Kazakhstan's largest banks, was murdered by Muratkhan Tokmadi, a former business executive, ...
04/16/2018 18:35Suspect in $200000 store robbery extradited to Kazakhstan from Georgia    ( AKIpress (press release) )
COM - A suspect in theft of $200,000 from a store was extradited to Kazakhstan from Georgia. The man is suspected of stealing $200,000 in the Technostroi store in 2016, the ... on international wanted list. In July 2017, he was caught by police in Georgia. The man is held in the remand prison in Astana.
04/14/2018 12:30Kazakhstan police raid newsrooms, detain journalists, seize equipment    ( CPJ Press Freedom Online )
Astana should start reversing this trend by abolishing criminal defamation as a first step." Kazakh law enforcement officials on April 2 raided the Almaty-based offices of the magazine Forbes Kazakhstan, a Forbes licensee, and the news website Ratel, and confiscated the newsrooms' computers and ...
04/13/2018 20:25Promotion of tolerance and non-violence through art – #UNESCO prize nomination    ( EU Reporter )
“Tolerance is an act of humanity, which we must nurture and enact each in our own lives every day, to rejoice in the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together.” Those are the words of former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay but they could also directly refer to the ...
04/13/2018 01:20The key dates in Syrian Civil War timeline of tragedy    ( The National )
January 2017: Peace negotiations are halted in Astana, Kazakhstan, with Syrian rebel leader Mohammed Alloush accusing the Syrian government of being terrorists and violating the ceasefire. July 2017: Syrian Network for Human Rights accuses the Assad Regime of dropping 244 barrel bombs in July, ...
04/11/2018 20:35CWG 2018: Ankur Mittal shoots India's 24th medal with double trap bronze    ( Times of India )
NEW DELHI: India's top-ranked double trap shooter Ankur Mittal has won bronze on Wednesday in the double trap men's finals of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, shooting a total of 53 after ten target shots for his first CWG medal. This has taken the country's overall medal tally to 24, keeping them at ...
04/11/2018 03:30Tatishev's family publishes statement praising justice in Tokmadi case    ( Astana Times )
ASTANA – The family of Yerzhan Tatishev, the chair of BTA Bank killed in 2004 by Muratkhan Tokmadi, published a statement in April 5 thanking all those ... Tatishev, who headed one of Kazakhstan's largest banks, was murdered by Tokmadi, a former business executive, during a winter hunt.
04/08/2018 00:25US arming of terrorists a 'point of discord': Turkey    ( Yeni Şafak English )
Under the Astana, Kazakhstan agreement, Turkey is set to gradually establish 12 observation points from Idlib's north to south.Idlib, located in northwestern Syria on the Turkish border, has faced intense attacks by the Bashar al-Assad regime after a vicious civil war broke out in 2011.Since March 2015 ...
04/06/2018 05:30KAZAKHSTAN: Cancer sufferer freed, other cases continue    ( Forum 18 )
Akhmedov's wife Mafiza travelled down from their home in Astana to be with him in the Almaty hospital. Akhmedov was able to participate in hospital in the commemoration of the Memorial of Christ's Death, which Jehovah's Witnesses observed this year on 31 March, Jehovah's Witnesses told Forum 18.
04/06/2018 01:30Ailing Jehovah's Witness Released From Kazakh Prison After Pardon    ( RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty )
Teimur Akhmedov (left) and his lawyers Nataly Kononenko and Vitaly Kuznetsov in a court in Astana on March 27, 2017. ... ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has pardoned a Jehovah's Witness who was serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly inciting religious and ...
04/05/2018 21:30Years of fruitless efforts to end Syria's war    ( News24 )
In January 2017 they organise talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, between representatives of the regime and a rebel delegation. They then hold seven rounds of negotiations, reaching an accord on the setting up of four "de-escalation" zones in Syria, leading to a decrease in violence only in certain areas.
04/05/2018 05:35Turkey, Iran, Russia vow to fight separatism in Syria    ( Anadolu Agency )
They underlined that the Astana, Kazakhstan format “had been the only effective international initiative that had helped reduce violence across Syria and had contributed to peace and stability in Syria, giving impetus to the Geneva process in order to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian conflict,” ...
04/05/2018 00:30Kazakhstan threatens to block Telegram    ( EurasiaNet )
The man behind DVK, foreign-based government critic Mukhtar Ablyazov, is an object of near-pathological obsession for Astana. He has been targeted with multiple and highly costly deportation campaigns, accused of fomenting public unrest and even plotting terroristic actions and his movement, which ...
04/04/2018 21:20Years of fruitless efforts to end Syria's war    ( Mail & Guardian )
In January 2017 they organise talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, between representatives of the regime and a rebel delegation. They then hold seven rounds of negotiations, reaching an accord on the setting up of four “de-escalation” zones in Syria, leading to a decrease in violence only in certain areas.
03/31/2018 00:30Robe of AIFC Chief Justice in UK Museum collection    ( )
The robe of the chief justice of the Court of the Astana International Financial Center was solemnly handed over to the High Court of England and Wales. Kazakh Ambassador to the Unite Kingdom Yerlan Idrisov, AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov, Lord Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of England ...


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