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Kazakhstan’s Air Astana suspends flights to Russia

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana suspends flights to Russia

Kazakh air carrier Air Astana is suspending its flights to Russia or above its territory, the air carrier’s press service said on Friday. "Air Astana regrets to inform that, due to suspension of insurance coverage for …

Lavrov and Cavusoglu to meet in Antalya

Lavrov and Cavusoglu to meet in Antalya

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Antalya, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov.said at the Eleventh Middle East Conference hosted …

Next Astana format meeting on Syria scheduled for spring

Next Astana format meeting on Syria scheduled for spring

The next international meeting on Syria in the Astana format is planned for this spring, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said. "A high-level meeting, I think, [is due] in spring," TASS cited him as saying. …

Astana can be renamed to Nursultan

Astana can be renamed to Nursultan

The Kazakh capital, Astana, can be renamed to Nursultan in honor of first president Nursultan Nazarbayev, new president of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed. "I propose naming the …

 Baku named second most romantic CIS city

Baku named second most romantic CIS city

Baku took second place in the most romantic CIS cities ranking, according to the Russian analytical agency TurStat. The Top 5 includes the capitals of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova: Tbilisi (33% of votes), Astana, …

Astana to host FIDE World Team Championships in March

Astana to host FIDE World Team Championships in March

The World Team Championship (Open and Women sections) will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan on March 4-15, FIDE confirms. The women section includes the teams of Russia, Armenia, Hungary, Georgia, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, China, the U.S. …

Five children die in Astana fire

Five children die in Astana fire

Five children died as a result of the fire in Astana, a source in emergency services said. The fire in a private residence located in the Saryarka district broke out at about 2:00 am. The fire covered the area of 30 square …

Bus burnt in Russia

Bus burnt in Russia

The shuttle bus wheel ignited in Astana, the press service of the emergency situations committee of the Republic reported. The rescuers  eliminated the fire. There are no victims and injured. The cause of the fire is …

Lavrov: Astana meeting to help achieve progress on Syria

Lavrov: Astana meeting to help achieve progress on Syria

The international meeting on Syria held in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, will help its participants to achieve progress on the issue of Syrian regulation and creation of an infrastructure to facilitate the return of the refugees, Russian …

De Mistura to chair Syria talks in Astana

De Mistura to chair Syria talks in Astana

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will chair the upcoming talks on Syria in Astana on November 28-29, de Mistura's office said in a statement. "The Special Envoy, in consultation with …