Kazakhstan

No breakthrough between Syrian regime, rebels at talks in Astana

There was no breakthrough in negotiations intended to strengthen a broad ceasefire in war-torn Syria between government and opposition forces on Thursday, the opposition delegation said.

Kazakhstan: Syria truce talks postponed to Thursday

International talks intended to strengthen a countrywide ceasefire in war-torn Syria have been postponed by a day, the host state Kazakhstan said Wednesday.

Kazakhstan invites Syria government, rebels to talks next week

Syrian government and rebel delegations were invited along with the United Nation's special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to meetings in Astana on February 15-16, Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

Syria talks end with commitments to ceasefire, row over fighting

Key backers of the Syrian government and opposition on Tuesday said they were setting up a trilateral mechanism to monitor the country's shaky ceasefire, as two days of talks on bolstering the truce ended in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Syria truce talks open in Kazakh capital Astana

Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov Monday opened talks between the Syrian government and rebels aimed at consolidating a shaky ceasefire.

Syrian rivals arriving in Astana ahead of truce talks

Syrian government and opposition delegations were arriving in the Kazakh capital Astana for talks planned to start Monday, Russia's state news agency TASS and Syria's official SANA news agency reported.

9 dead in Kazakhstan apartment building collapse

At least nine people, including three children, were killed when an apartment building in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan partially collapsed, state news agency Kazinform reported Monday.

Kazakhstan can host Syria peace talks, president tells Putin

Kazakhstan has accepted a Russian proposal to host peace talks between Syria's government and opposition forces, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in St Petersburg on Monday.

New Zealand court: Mega must reveal user details to Kazakh government

Cloud storage company Mega is to supply sensitive IP addresses and email contact details to the Kazakhstan government as early as next week, Radio New Zealand reported Wednesday.

Balandin delivers first swimming gold for Kazakhstan

Dmitriy Balandin wrote himself into the Olympic history books on Wednesday as the first swimming medallist from Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan's president calls gunman's rampage a "terrorist attack"

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev called a series of shootings that killed three policemen and one civilian on Monday a "terrorist attack."

One killed, many wounded in attack on security forces in Kazakhstan

At least one police officer was killed and several wounded in an attack on security forces in Kazakhstan on Monday, according to media reports.

Extremists in northern Kazakhstan kill at least five

Alleged Islamist extremists in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan killed at least five people in the worst terrorist attack in the country in years, officials said Sunday.

At least six dead in shooting with extremists in northern Kazakhstan

A shooting incident with reported religious extremists in the city of Aktobe, Kazakhstan ended in at least six casualties, the Interior Ministry said.

Croatia, Kazakhstan agree economic cooperation worth 260 mln euros

Eight Croatian companies closed deals on Tuesday in President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's office with as many companies from Kazakhstan valued at 260 million euros or HRK 1.8 billion.

Ericsson Nikola Tesla inks HRK 150 mn deal with Kazakhstan health ministry

Kazakhstan's Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development on Thursday signed a HRK 150 million contract with Croatia's Ericsson Nikola Tesla (NT) company to create an IT programme for the ministry, Ericsson NT said on Thursday.

Ruling party leads Kazakh parliamentary elections, voter surveys show

The ruling Nur Otan party has won a snap parliamentary election in Kazakhstan, according to three exit polls quoted by the Russian state news agency TASS.

Record numbers turn out for Kazakhstan parliamentary elections

Kazakhstan headed to the polls Sunday for snap parliamentary elections, with the electoral commission noting that turnout reached an all-time high.

Voting under way in Kazakhstan parliamentary elections

Voting was under way in snap parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan on Sunday.