100 New Faces
100 New Faces
News of Kazakhstan
15 March, 2017, 09:21
'Oldest plants on Earth' discovered
The origins of plants may go back hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to fossil evidence.
#Oldest plants on Earth
14 March, 2017, 18:34
OPEC detects 'high compliance' with oil cut deal
AFP: OPEC said Tuesday oil producers have kept their promise to cut output in accordance with a landmark deal designed to lift petroleum prices.
Kazakhstan's Mangystau region to export camel milk to the United Arab Emirates
Kazakhstan’s food producers are boosting export capacities. For example, camel milk will be exported from Mangystau region to the United Arab Emirates, the Kazakh TV reported.
Kazakhstan can become leader in Islamic finance development in CIS countries
Kazakhstan can become a leader in the development of Islamic finance in the CIS countries. This was said by IFC manager Kairat Kelimbetov during the Islamic Forum in Astana.
Karim Massimov held a meeting of the Anti-terrorist center
The chairman of Committee of a homeland security K. Masimov held the XIX meeting of the Anti-terrorist center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, BNews.kz reported with reference to the press service of CNS.
400,000 yr-old half-skull points to mystery people
AFP: The discovery of a 400,000-year-old half skull in Portugal has offered tantalizing hints about a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals, researchers said Monday.
60% of Syria groups joined a ceasefire regime - Kazakhstan FM
The number of groups which were connected to the mode of cessation of hostilities has grown many times. Today nearly more than 60% of the armed people, are already captured by this ceasefire regime. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kayrat Abdrakhmanov said about it in a lobby of the government house, BNews.kz correspondent reported.
#Syria Peace talks
2,500 Kazakh pilgrims to perform Haj this year
An estimated 2,500 Kazakh pilgrims will arrive in the Kingdom to perform Haj this year, Kazakhtan’s Consul General in Jeddah Madiyar Ismailov told Arab News on Sunday.
B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution
B vitamins may offer some protection against the impacts of air pollution, a small scale human trial suggests, the BBC reported.
Golovkin, Jacobs meet for final press conference
With just days to go before their hyped middleweight title bout in Madison Square Garden this Saturday, Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs and their respective camps gathered for a final press conference. It was a staid affair, perhaps too staid for a highly anticipated fight, but there’s really no making K2 honcho Tom Loeffler and HBO honcho Peter Nelson exciting or excitable. These are nice, professional men who have put together a top level matchup. Still, it would be nice if some electricity could be generated for these events. One doesn’t have to be Don King or Tex Rickard in order to be a good salesmen, the Boxing Insider reported.
The third round of Syria peace talks started in Astana
In Astana on Tuesday, March 14, the third round of Syria peace talks have began, RIA Novosti reported.
#Syria peace talk
Kazakhstan goods will be delivered to Vietnam by container trains
The Vietnamese railroad workers visited infrastructure facilities of FEZ "Horgos — East Gate" and the station Altynkol. The Vietnamese railroad workers examined activities of Dry port, logistic and industrial zones, the monitoring center, system of privileges and preferences, opportunities of a transport and logistic hub, border crossing of Altynkol-Horgos, BNews.kz reported.
Minister of Justice pointed to deficiency of morgues in Kazakhstan
In recent years few investments were made in a construction of morgues in Kazakhstan. Designated this problem during the meeting of the government the Minister of Justice Marat Beketayev after the speech of the Minister of Health Elzhan Birtanov, BNews.kz correspondent reported.
#Minister of Justice
48 hour film race winners take the big screen in Astana
The top films from the 48 Hour Film Race contest, sponsored by the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, will be screened March 15 at 6:00 p.m. at a gala ceremony at the brand new Chaplin Cinemas, located in the Mega Silk Way shopping center in Astana. Well-known blogger Alisher Yelikbayev will host the ceremony, which is free and open to the public. Organizers expect competing filmmakers, local celebrities, and representatives of the U.S. and Kazakhstani governments to attend, the U.S. embassy in Kazakhstan press ofice reportes.
UK Parliament clears way for Brexit
Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union.
Kazakhstan president signed the decree on realization of changes in the Constitution
The president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the decree on a package of measures for implementation of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of March 10, 2017 "On modification and additions in the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan", Akorda's press service reports.
Parenthood linked to longer life: study
AFP: Parents, take courage. If you survive the sleep deprivation, toddler tantrums and teenage angst, you may be rewarded with a longer life than your childless peers, researchers said Tuesday.
13 March, 2017, 18:31
Syria rebels will not attend Astana peace talks: spokesman
AFP: Syrian rebel factions will not attend a new round of negotiations with government figures in the Kazakh capital, an opposition delegation spokesman told AFP on Monday.
#Astana peace talks
Ethiopia trash dump landslide kills 50
Rescue workers are searching for survivors of a landslide that has killed 50 people at a vast dump in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the BBC reported.
Egypt to build pharmaceutical factory in Kazakhstan: minister
Egypt is planning a joint project with Kazakhstan to build a pharmaceutical factory of $20 million, Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation Sahar Nasr said Thursday, en.amwalalghad.com reported.
New project on protection of snow leopard will unite Russia and Kazakhstan
The snow leopard is so rare and elusive that it’s commonly known as the “ghost of the mountains”. But researchers in the Altai mountains, where the borders of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and China converge, are increasingly coming face to face with this endangered animal through a growing network of camera traps, The Guardian reported.
Kazakhstan President signed a number of laws
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a number of laws, Akorda's press service reports.
Why we like to eat chocolate
It may seem simple - we like chocolate because it tastes nice. But there's more to it than that - and it relates to a fat/carbohydrates balance that is set right from the very beginning of our lives.
Not all members of the UN support Kazakhstan initiative about transfer of 1% for sustainable development
Some countries increase expenses on defensive needs, without supporting the initiative of Kazakhstan – to transfer 1% from the defensive budget in Fund of sustainable development, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kayrat Abdrakhmanov said on government hour on priorities of membership of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council (UNSC) in 2017-2018, Bnews.kz correspondent reported.
Brexit set to begin as bill enters final stages
AFP: Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to trigger Brexit this week by formally informing the European Union of Britain's intention to leave the bloc, sending her country into uncharted waters.
Armed opposition of Syria called conditions for participation in Astana meeting
The delegation of the Syrian armed opposition has reported about obtaining the invitation to negotiations in Astana, however it has laid down a number of conditions for the participation, including about meeting after March 20, BNews.kz reported.
#Syria Peace talks
Uzbekistan president will visit Kazakhstan on March 22-23
The president of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev will visit Kazakhstan on March 22-23, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Kayrat Abdrakhmanov reported on Monday during government hour in Majilis, BNews.kz correspondent reported.
Kazakhstan will preside in UNSC in January, 2018
Kazakhstan will preside in UNSC in January, 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kayrat Abdrakhmanov said on government hour about priorities of membership of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council (UNSC) in 2017-2018, Bnews.kz correspondent reported.
Kazakhstan will choose the safest missions in UNSC - FM
Kazakhstan will choose the safest missions in UNSC, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Kayrat Abdrakhmanov said on government hour about priorities of membership of Kazakhstan in the UN Security Council (UNSC) in 2017-2018, Bnews.kz correspondent reported.
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan exchanged opinions concerning global safety
On March 10, 2017 in Tashkent expanded consultations between offices of the security councils of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Uzbekistan took place.
Kazakhstan for the first time to take part in the Roma fashion week
The Central Asian selection tour of the best fashion designers and accessories, models, makeup artists, stylists, photographers and videographers who will present Kazakhstan on Roma Fashion Week took place in Astana for the first time, BNews.kz reported.
#Roma fashion week
Paris mayor to spend 1.5 million euros for 'war on rats'
AFP: The mayor of Paris said Sunday the city would spend 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) to rid the French capital of rats and install more public ashtrays to clean up the city's streets.
10 March, 2017, 17:54
Minister: Kazakhstan to support Egypt in negotiations to build free trade zone with EEU
Kazakhstan will support Egypt in the negotiations to establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr asserted.
Kazakhstan to partake in "Earth Hour" environmental campaign
March 25, 2017 Kazakhstan will participate in the traditional international environmental action "Earth Hour".
The Netherlands hosts presentation of Kazakhstan investment potential
In the Agency of an entrepreneurship in the Netherlands the presentation of an investment potential of Kazakhstan organized by Embassy of Kazakhstan together with "Kazakh Invest" took place, BNews.kz reported.
Helicopter with business executives crashes in Istanbul, kills five: media
Reuters: A helicopter carrying high-level business executives crashed onto a Turkish highway on Friday, killing five people on board, after it hit a television tower in an outlying district of Istanbul, NTV television said.
Smartphones conscripted in cancer fight
Scientists are calling on Android phone owners to donate some of their processing power to help in the fight against childhood cancers, the BBC reported.
Head of state signed the law on change of the Constitution of Kazakhstan
The head of state signed the Law "On Modification and Additions in the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan". Akorda's press service reports about it.
#Constitution of Kazakhstan
Trade unions of Kazakhstan and Russian railway agreed to cooperation
Kazakhstan branch trade union of workers of railway, road, air and water transport (Kazproftrans) and the Russian trade union of railwaymen and transport builders (Rosprofzhel) signed an Agreement on interaction and cooperation in Moscow, "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" reported.
Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan to exchange experiment on fight against Islamophobia
Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan will exchange experiment on fight against Islamophobia, in regulation of the religious sphere, forming of civil society, and also carrying out effective youth policy, State Committee on work with religious formations said BNews.kz correspondent.
Unique mosque 'Aq meshit' has appeared in Astana
Kazakhstan to open a Figure skating Academy named after Denis Ten
Dimash Kudaibergen's triumph: The singer sat down with the world's leading media in London