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Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports
Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports

Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports.

Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports
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US visa issuance halts in Kazakhstan

The US Embassy in Kazakhstan has suspended visa issuance.

US visa issuance halts in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan Interior Ministry explains origin of blank passports seized from Chinese at border

The Interior Ministry of Kazakhstan denies that the blank Kazakhstan passports seizing from two Chinese nationals was obtained illegally.

Kazakhstan Interior Ministry explains origin of blank passports seized from Chinese at border
©National Security Committee of Kazakhstan
Batch of blank Kazakh passports seized from Chinese nationals at border

Nearly 300 blank Kazakhstan passports have been seized from two Chinese nationals at the border in Almaty airport.

Batch of blank Kazakh passports seized from Chinese nationals at border
Alma Shalabayeva with her daughter. Photo courtesy of uralskweek.kz
Alma Shalabayeva and her daughter on their way to Italy

Alma Shalabayeva, the wife of Kazakhstan's fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov, and her daughter Alua have left Kazakhstan for Italy.

Alma Shalabayeva and her daughter on their way to Italy
Alma Shalabayeva with her daughter. Photo courtesy of uralskweek.kz
Alma Shalabayeva permitted to leave Kazakhstan

Alma Shalabayeva, the wife of Kazakhstan's fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov, is no longer under recognizance not to leave Kazakhstan.

Alma Shalabayeva permitted to leave Kazakhstan
Alma Shalabayeva with her daughter. Photo courtesy of uralskweek.kz
Ablyazov’s wife asks to leave Kazakhstan, but is waved off

Ablyazov’s wife Alma Shalabayeva has applied to the Kazakhstan authorities asking for a permission to travel abroad, but was waved off for not providing a substantiation for the request.

Ablyazov’s wife asks to leave Kazakhstan, but is waved off
Rakhat Aliyev. ©youtube.com
No Maltese passport for Rakhat Aliyev says Malta PM

Rakhat Aliyev won't be able to get a Maltese passport even through the Individual Investor Program.

No Maltese passport for Rakhat Aliyev says Malta PM
Rakhat Aliyev. ©youtube.com
Rakhat Aliyev no longer has Austrian passport

Austrian authorities have cancelled Rakhat Aliyev’s passport.

Rakhat Aliyev no longer has Austrian passport
Mukhtar Ablyazov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Ablyazov holds two fake Kyrgyz passports

Former head of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov who fled Kazakhstan to avoid justice illegally obtained two Kyrgyzstan passports registered to another persons names.

Ablyazov holds two fake Kyrgyz passports
Mukhtar Ablyazov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Ablyazov's wife under recognizance not to leave Kazakhstan

The wife of former BTA Bank chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov, Alma Shalabayeva, is now staying in Kazakhstan under the written pledge not to leave the country.

Ablyazov's wife under recognizance not to leave Kazakhstan
Depardieu slams Russia protest movement
Depardieu slams Russia protest movement

French actor turned Russian national Gerard Depardieu on Sunday accused President Vladimir Putin's opposition of lacking vision and defended the Kremlin's treatment of the Pussy Riot protest punks.

Depardieu slams Russia protest movement
Photo courtesy of rathburn.net
India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move

India is stamping its map on visas given to Chinese visitors, an Indian official said Saturday, after China began issuing passports showing disputed territories as its own.

India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move
Blast area. ©Maksim Popov
Astana blast: passport belongs to neither of the killed

The passport of Ivan Cheryomukhin found at the blast site in Astana belongs to neither of the two men killed in the blast.

Astana blast: passport belongs to neither of the killed
Photo courtesy of aif.ru
Aktau cows and dogs to get passports

Certification of cattle started in Aktau to be followed by other pets certification.

Aktau cows and dogs to get passports