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Kazakhstani app wins at Startup Conference

Kazakhstani Wipon project won the main prize of 25,000 dollars at the biggest tech conference in Central Asia.

Kazakhstani app wins at Startup Conference
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It is unacceptable for our citizens to become terrorists: Nurtai Abykayev of Kazakhstan

According to the head of Kazakhstan's National Security Committee Nurtai Abykayev, excessive attention to the Daish, the Arabic acronym for the so-called Islamic State, pushes homegrown extremists to commit terrorist acts in their home countries.

It is unacceptable for our citizens to become terrorists: Nurtai Abykayev of Kazakhstan
Conference "Kazakhstan's way: factors of stability and sustainable development"
Eurasian integration and Kazakh-Russian relations discussed in Moscow

A scientific-practical conference was held with participation of several prominent figures in Moscow on the topics of Kazakhstan's economic development, its relations with Russia and the Eurasian integration.

Eurasian integration and Kazakh-Russian relations discussed in Moscow
Toyota rolls into TED with zippy new way to get around
Toyota rolls into TED with zippy new way to get around

Steve Gundrum was grinning when he climbed out of a Toyota some might call a cross between a zippy scooter and an eco-friendly electric car.

Toyota rolls into TED with zippy new way to get around
Gates calls for 'germ games' instead of war games
Gates calls for 'germ games' instead of war games

Bill Gates opened a mock Ebola field hospital at the prestigious TED Conference as part of a call to be battle-ready for a deadly global epidemic.

Gates calls for 'germ games' instead of war games
Liquid metal 'Terminator' robot inspires 3D printer
Liquid metal 'Terminator' robot inspires 3D printer

A terrifying killer liquid metal robot from a blockbuster "Terminator" science fiction film has inspired what was heralded here as a revolution in 3D printing.

Liquid metal 'Terminator' robot inspires 3D printer
From cancer-battling bacteria to life on Mars at TED
From cancer-battling bacteria to life on Mars at TED

Brilliant minds wrapped around heady notions ranging from injecting medicine by laser to cherishing life on Earth while seeking a future in the stars as the TED conference began.

From cancer-battling bacteria to life on Mars at TED
KazMunaiGas at  the Annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition of the SPE
KazMunaiGas to enhance oil recovery at old oilfields

KazMunaiGas, the national oil company of Kazakhstan, presented a new project of enhanced oil recovery at the Annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in Astana.

KazMunaiGas to enhance oil recovery at old oilfields
Anti-tobacco conference struggles to stub out lobbyists
Anti-tobacco conference struggles to stub out lobbyists

A major conference aimed at cutting global smoking rates in Moscow found itself grappling with another issue.

Anti-tobacco conference struggles to stub out lobbyists
Hungary bans US far-right group's 'racist' conference
Hungary bans US far-right group's 'racist' conference

Hungary banned a conference of the US-based white supremacist National Policy Institute (NPI) set for this weekend, calling the organisation "racist".

Hungary bans US far-right group's 'racist' conference
Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe. ©REUTERS
Japan PM Abe to host women's conference

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday was due to host a three-day conference on women in the workforce.

Japan PM Abe to host women's conference
Some 100 on board crashed Malaysia flight were AIDS workers: reports
Some 100 on board crashed Malaysia flight were AIDS workers: reports

As many as 100 of those killed on a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in Ukraine were delegates heading to Australia for a global AIDS conference, unconfirmed reports said.

Some 100 on board crashed Malaysia flight were AIDS workers: reports
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Kazakhstan to launch 75 new air routes within 6 years

Kazakhstan is going to launch 75 new international air routes by 2020.

Kazakhstan to launch 75 new air routes within 6 years
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Dmitry Khegai
CICA adopts Shanghai declaration

Participants of the 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) have adopted a Shanghai declaration.

CICA adopts Shanghai declaration
Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger: UN
Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger: UN

Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and migration this century, the UN's expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change.

Climate change boosts conflict risk, floods, hunger: UN
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Russian President Vladimir Putin. ©RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev to visit Russia on March 10-11

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will visit Russia on Vladimir Putin's invitation on March 10-11.

Nazarbayev to visit Russia on March 10-11
Maduro gears up for talks to defuse protest threat
Maduro gears up for talks to defuse protest threat

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is readying crisis talks to try to defuse a deadly wave of protests that have brought the biggest challenge yet to his government.

Maduro gears up for talks to defuse protest threat
Free Syrian Army fires military chief over leadership 'paralysis'
Free Syrian Army fires military chief over leadership 'paralysis'

The rebel Free Syrian Army said Sunday it had fired Selim Idriss as its military chief, citing the "difficulties faced by the Syrian revolution" in its battle with the regime.

Free Syrian Army fires military chief over leadership 'paralysis'
Syria opposition chief to press Russia on Assad
Syria opposition chief to press Russia on Assad

Syria's opposition leader met Russia's top diplomat on Tuesday in a bid to persuade Moscow to pressure Damascus to agree to a transitional government for the war-scarred nation.

Syria opposition chief to press Russia on Assad
Free Syrian Army fighters. ©Reuters/Malek Al Shemali
Syria regime, opponents dig in ahead of talks

Damascus vowed to keep fighting "terrorism" and the opposition insisted President Bashar al-Assad must go, as both sides dug in Tuesday after a date for long-planned peace talks was set.

Syria regime, opponents dig in ahead of talks