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Kazakhstani peacekeeping corps expands training

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Defense plans developing a new program for training of peacekeepers to expand its peacekeeping worky.

Kazakhstani peacekeeping corps expands training
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Kazakh peacekeeper returns home after one year in Cote d'Ivoire

Captain Temirlan Mussapirov of Kazbrig, the first Kazakh to arrive to Cote d'Ivoire as a military observer returned home.

Kazakh peacekeeper returns home after one year in Cote d'Ivoire
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Kazakhstan armed forces to conduct Steppe Eagle 2015 peacekeeping drills with USA

Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping battalions will conduct the Steppe Eagle 2015 exercise near Almaty together with US armed forces.

Kazakhstan armed forces to conduct Steppe Eagle 2015 peacekeeping drills with USA
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Kazakhstani peace battalion and NATO participate in Steppe Eagle exercise in Germany

Kazakhstani peacekeeping battalion is taking part in the Steppe Eagle 2014 exercise in Germany.

Kazakhstani peace battalion and NATO participate in Steppe Eagle exercise in Germany
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Kazakh song of gestures stole American heart

The story starts with Aaron Bean who volunteered in 2011 to be a part of Peace Corps in Kazakhstan and fell in love with a deaf Kazakh girl Botagoz Usenova.

Kazakh song of gestures stole American heart
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Kazakhstan not sending peacekeepers to Syria

According to Kazakhstan ex-Permanent Representative in the UN Senator Byrganym Aitimova, Kazakhstan will not send any peacekeepers to Syria.

Kazakhstan not sending peacekeepers to Syria
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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan Defense Minister

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has discussed strategic partnership in defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan's Minister of Defense Adilbek Dzhaksybekov.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan Defense Minister
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Peace Corps officially closed in Kazakhstan

Official ceremony of closing the Peace Corps office in Kazakhstan was held in the Academy of Science on February 17.

Peace Corps officially closed in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Kazykhanov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Peace Corps thanked Kazakhstan for warm welcome

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister received a letter from Director of the Peace Corps in relation to successful completion of the mission in Kazakhstan.

Peace Corps thanked Kazakhstan for warm welcome
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First group of Peace Corps volunteers left Kazakhstan

Over 100 U.S. Peace Corps volunteers have already left Kazakhstan.

First group of Peace Corps volunteers left Kazakhstan
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Peace Corps' withdrawal is not related to security threat: Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry

Suspension of the missions of such organizations like Peace Corps or USAID is a normal practice in the world: Foreign Ministry.

Peace Corps' withdrawal is not related to security threat: Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry
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U.S. Peace Corps explained its departure from Kazakhstan

Representative office of the U.S. Peace Corps in Kazakhstan was closed for “a number of operational considerations”.

U.S. Peace Corps explained its departure from Kazakhstan
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U.S. Peace Corps leaving Kazakhstan over security concerns

U.S. Peace Corps is withdrawing its English teachers from Kazakhstan.

U.S. Peace Corps leaving Kazakhstan over security concerns
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