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China bans exports of nuclear-use technology to North Korea
China bans exports of nuclear-use technology to North Korea

China has banned exports to North Korea of a range of technologies that could be used to build weapons.

China bans exports of nuclear-use technology to North Korea
Barsakelmes Natural Reserve in Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of zapovedniki-mira.com
UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves

A Kazakhstani site has been added to the UNESCO list of protected biosphere nature reserves.

UNESCO adds Kazakhstani site to list of biosphere reserves
Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend
Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend

Japan will return a huge cache of plutonium -- enough to produce 50 nuclear bombs -- to the United States.

Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend
Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning
Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning

Iran fired two more long-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday as it continued military tests in defiance of US sanctions and fresh warnings from Washington.

Iran tests more missiles in defiance of US warning
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea

Moscow warned Washington that deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.

Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea
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Kazakhstan condemns North Korea's nuclear test

Kazakhstan denounced North Korea’s test of hydrogen bomb and violation of UN Security Council’s nonproliferation resolutions.

Kazakhstan condemns North Korea's nuclear test
Does North Korea have 'H' or 'A' bomb?
Does North Korea have 'H' or 'A' bomb?

North Korea said it had successfully tested a miniature hydrogen bomb. If confirmed, this would place it among a small group of countries with such dangerous weapons.

Does North Korea have 'H' or 'A' bomb?
Kremlin admits TV stations showed 'secret' nuclear torpedo plan
Kremlin admits TV stations showed 'secret' nuclear torpedo plan

The Kremlin admitted that Russian television had accidentally shown secret plans detailing a nuclear torpedo system in development.

Kremlin admits TV stations showed 'secret' nuclear torpedo plan
Vitaly Churkin, Russia's permanent representative to the UN. ©RIA Novosti
Russia holds up start of UN Syria chemical weapons probe

Russia said it was considering details of how to establish a UN team to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Russia holds up start of UN Syria chemical weapons probe
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Russia sends Kazakhstan five air defence missile systems for free

Kazakhstan’s Air Defence Forces have received five air defence missile systems from Russia.

Russia sends Kazakhstan five air defence missile systems for free
Lavrov slams 'unfounded claims' of Syria chemical weapons
Lavrov slams 'unfounded claims' of Syria chemical weapons

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned against what he called unfounded claims that Syria has chemical weapons.

Lavrov slams 'unfounded claims' of Syria chemical weapons
AN-124 plane, the type that delivered "odd cargo" to US Embassy in Bishkek. Photo ©REUTERS
US diplomat in Kazakhstan brushes off Bishkek cargo rumors

The US Consulate General in Kazakhstan brushed aside rumors that the cargo delivered from Abu Dhabi to US Embassy in Bishkek was carrying weapons and cash to organize revolutions in Central Asia.

US diplomat in Kazakhstan brushes off Bishkek cargo rumors
Svetlana Yakovleva, the student killed in the explosion. Photo from Svetlana's VKontakte page.
Explosion in Almaty college kills one, injures 12

A grenade explosion has rocked the College of Fashion and Design in Almaty this morning killing a female student and injuring twelve others.

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Explosion in Almaty college kills one, injures 12
Berlin approves new arms exports to Arab states: report
Berlin approves new arms exports to Arab states: report

Germany has approved new deliveries of weapons to several Arab countries, including Qatar which had been accused of backing jihadists.

Berlin approves new arms exports to Arab states: report
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Kazakhstan protected from illegal transportation of WMDs

Kazakhstan National Security Committee refutes the possibility of terrorists using the territory of Kazakhstan for transportation of nuclear weapons and hazardous materials.

Kazakhstan protected from illegal transportation of WMDs
Nuclear warhead on a trolley. © RIA Novosti
Islamic State terrorists transporting nuclear weapons through Kazakhstan unlikely: Dr Dronzina

Member of the International Association for the Study of Terrorism comments on the statement of Russian military official, who said terrorists could use the terrotories of Central Asian countries to transport weapons of mass destruction.

Islamic State terrorists transporting nuclear weapons through Kazakhstan unlikely: Dr Dronzina
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Russian Colonel General claims Central Asia can be used by terrorists to transport nuclear weapons

A Russian Military official has claimed the territories of Central Asian countries may be used by terrorists, such as those part of the Islamic State, to transport weapons of mass destruction.

Russian Colonel General claims Central Asia can be used by terrorists to transport nuclear weapons
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Turar Kazangapov.
US Congressmen praise Nazarbayev's contribution to solving Ukrainian Crisis and rehab of Afghanistan

US congressmen have highly valued President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s efforts towards stabilization of the situation in Ukraine and Afghanistan.

US Congressmen praise Nazarbayev's contribution to solving Ukrainian Crisis and rehab of Afghanistan
Old ship in the sands of Kara-Kalpakia in Uzbekistan on the spot where once was the Aral Sea. ©RIA Novosti
Marooned in Central Asian desert that was once sea

A top secret Soviet town for testing biological weapons stands abandoned in a Central Asian desert that was once a sea.

Marooned in Central Asian desert that was once sea
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Kazakhstan ratifies Caspian security agreement

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has endorsed a law on ratification of the agreement on security cooperation at the Caspian Sea.

Kazakhstan ratifies Caspian security agreement