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'Shooting corrupt officials' in Kazakhstan proves controversial

A humoristic anti-corruption campaign in Kazakhstan's Kostanai turns sour?

'Shooting corrupt officials' in Kazakhstan proves controversial
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Causes of tenge-dollar exchange rate spike unclear

People in Kazakhstan wonder about the meaning of August 19 spike in tenge-dollar exchange rate, while the National Bank keeps silent.

Causes of tenge-dollar exchange rate spike unclear
The Chairman of the Board of Astana EXPO-2017 Akhmetzhan Yessimov.
Newly appointed Chairman Yessimov lays off top management of Astana EXPO-2017

Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Astana EXPO-2017 National Company, has started restructuring the company.

Newly appointed Chairman Yessimov lays off top management of Astana EXPO-2017
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New devaluation in Kazakhstan?

Kazakhstani banks raise dollar-tenge exchange rate. People fear another devaluation of the currency. The Kazakh National Bank is silent.

New devaluation in Kazakhstan?
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Iran's excess uranium may be stored in Kazakhstan

Excess stockpiles of enriched uranium of Iran may be stored at the international nuclear fuel bank in Kazakhstan.

Iran's excess uranium may be stored in Kazakhstan
Baurzhan Baibek ©Turar Kazangapov
Mayor of Almaty replaced with fresh face: analysis

Experts discuss the replacement of Akim of Almaty Akhmetzhan Yessimov with a young career official Baurzhan Baibek.

Mayor of Almaty replaced with fresh face: analysis
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Kazakhstan-born model Alena Subbotina makes project about Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan-born model Alena Subbotina, who currently resides in New York, has been preparing a project about Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan-born model Alena Subbotina makes project about Kazakhstan
Paulina Vega during the Opera Ball in Almaty. ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Paulina Vega tells about her trip to Kazakhstan in June

Miss Universe-2014 Paulina Vega from Columbia has devoted a video in her blog to Kazakhstan.

Paulina Vega tells about her trip to Kazakhstan in June
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Petro Poroshenko. ©Tengrinews file photo
Nazarbayev and Poroshenko discuss cooperation

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Nazarbayev and Poroshenko discuss cooperation
Saken Akhmetov. Photo courtesy of the press office of Nurbank.
New Chairman of Nurbank appointed

Chairman of the Management Board of Nurbank Kantar Orynbayev has voluntarily resigned, Deputy Chairman Saken Akhmetov replaced him.

New Chairman of Nurbank appointed
Kazakh experts Marat Shibutov, Yerlan Karin and Dosym Satpayev ©Tengrinews.kz
Advantages and disadvantages of Kyrgyzstan's accession into EEU

Kazakhstani political analysts discuss advantages and disadvantages of Kyrgyzstan's accession into the Eurasian Economic Union.

Advantages and disadvantages of Kyrgyzstan's accession into EEU
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IS will start recruiting members from Central Asia, Caucasus and Indonesia: experts from Egypt

According to the report of the Ministry of Islamic Endowments (Awqaf) of Egypt, the Islamic State group will start recruiting new members from Central Asia, where Kazakhstan is located, Caucasus region and Indonesia.

IS will start recruiting members from Central Asia, Caucasus and Indonesia: experts from Egypt
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Tour of World Class to take place in Almaty on August 16

Almaty residents are welcomed to take part in the Tour of World Class that will be held on August 16.

Tour of World Class to take place in Almaty on August 16
Fire in Almaty. ©Tengrinews
Fire in Almaty shopping mall

Fire has broken out in Passage shopping mall located at the crossing of Kunayev and Zhibek Zholy streets of Almaty city on August 10.

Fire in Almaty shopping mall
Nursultan Nazarbayev ©Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev, Obama and Putin to address UN General Assembly on the same day

Nursultan Nazarbayev will address the United Nations General Assembly on the same day as US President Barack Obama, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Nazarbayev, Obama and Putin to address UN General Assembly on the same day
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Mass axing of oil worker taking place in Aktobe

Kazakh-Chinese oil company Velikaya Stena in Aktobe in Kazakhstan's west is laying off many workers.

Mass axing of oil worker taking place in Aktobe
Akorda at night. ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan's Akorda among world's most beautiful presidential residences

The residence of Kazakhstan's President Akorda is the third most beautiful presidential palace in the world according to Theestle.net.

Kazakhstan's Akorda among world's most beautiful presidential residences
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Pros and cons of chemical castration discussed in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is considering pros and cons of introducing chemical castration for convicted pedophiles.

Pros and cons of chemical castration discussed in Kazakhstan
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Pension reform in Kazakhstan raises questions

Kazakhstan is moving forward with its new pension system. However, some are concerned it will mean lower revenues for the state budget and more money in the shadow economy.

Pension reform in Kazakhstan raises questions
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz.
Nazarbayev talks about development of Almaty

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Almaty to discuss new appointments, the city's development and its general role in Kazakhstan's economy.

Nazarbayev talks about development of Almaty