Kazakhstan

Kazakh central bank raises policy rate to 10.25%

Kazakh central bank raises policy rate to 10.25%

Kazakhstan's central bank raised its main interest rate to 10.25% from 9.75% on Monday. The bank said it expects inflation to slow to 6.0-6.5% this year from last year's 8.4% thanks to tighter monetary policy and other measures …

New Kazakh defense minister appointed

New Kazakh defense minister appointed

Ruslan Zhaksylykov was appointed defense minister of Kazakhstan by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday. Zhaksylykov previously served as Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of …

Last CSTO peacekeepers depart from Kazakhstan

Last CSTO peacekeepers depart from Kazakhstan

The last units of the Russian peacekeepers led by Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov have departed from Kazakhstan for Moscow to wrap up the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) peacekeeping mission in the Central Asian country, …

Nursultan Nazarbayev addresses Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev addresses Kazakhstan

Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev broke his silence Tuesday in his first appearance since early January when mass protests rocked the country. A video message from the national leader, whom many already …

Aeroflot to fully resume flights to Kazakhstan

Aeroflot to fully resume flights to Kazakhstan

Aeroflot will resume flights to Kazakhstan’s Aktau on January 20, and to Shymkent - on January 22, which means the company’s flight program to the republic will be restored completely starting January 22, the air carrier said in a …

Nazarbayev's nephew sacked as deputy state security chief

Nazarbayev's nephew sacked as deputy state security chief

Samat Abish, the nephew of former Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev, was sacked as second-in-command at the National Security committee on Monday, the president's office said. The decision was made by the President of Kazakhstan …

Nearly 150 civilians died during riots in Almaty

Nearly 150 civilians died during riots in Almaty

Nearly 150 civilians and 11 law enforcers were killed during riots in Kazakhstan’s Almaty, chief of the city police Kanat Taimerdenov said. Serik Shalabayev, chief of the criminal prosecution service of Kazakhstan’s …

First Russian paratroopers depart from Kazakhstan

First Russian paratroopers depart from Kazakhstan

The first units of Russian peacekeepers from the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) peacekeeping contingent have departed from Kazakhstan aboard military transport planes and are heading for Russia, Russia’s Defense Ministry …

Peacekeepers from three countries left Kazakhstan

Peacekeepers from three countries left Kazakhstan

Peacekeeper units of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan departed from Almaty to their permanent stationing locations. Armenian units loaded their motor vehicles and personnel in …