Underground Oligarch’s Empire Destroyed

By Alina Kantor

The story of escaped oligarch from Kazakhstan Mukhtar Ablyazov is getting to its logical ending. Almost all his team has been arrested, and the criminal himself is hiding from British justice.  READ MORE

Kazakhstan isn’t changing priorities in its foreign policy: President Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan isn’t changing priorities in its foreign policy, President Nazarbayev stated  when speaking at a solemn meeting to celebrate the 21th anniversary of the nation’s independence. READ MORE

Participation of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan in Southern Corridor for gas to Europe to bolster their sovereign independence – Congress

Participation of Turkmenistan and possibly Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in the Southern Corridor for gas to Europe would bolster their sovereign independence, according to a new report by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s GOP staff titled “Energy and Security from the Caspian to Europe”, reported Silk Road Newsline. READ MORE

Silk Wind Project in Central Asia and South Caucasus Gains Speed

By Richard Weitz

In recent months, Kazakhstan and Georgia have joined with Azerbaijan and Turkey to make considerable progress in their Silk Wind Project, which aims to construct a high-speed, multimodal container transportation system for freight shipments between the countries of Europe, the Caucasus and Asia. According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan, the participating countries plan to introduce a single tariff for the transportation of goods within the project as well as share more preliminary information between their customs authorities and rail operators (Trend, November 28).  READ MORE

Remarks by High Representative Catherine Ashton following her meeting with the President of Kazakhstan, Astana, 30 3ovember

The European Union is keen to deepen and strengthen the relationship with Kazakhstan through the new Partnership and Cooperation Agreement which will be the first of enhanced agreements in this region.


Kazakhstan's strong position in the international arena has played a great role in the selection of Astana as EXPO-2017 host


Kazakhstan's win the right to host Expo 2017 has caused a positive reaction abroad. About this and the bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates, which celebrated 20th anniversary this year, Kazinform correspondent talked with Managing editor of the independent Arabic-language newspaper "Al Fajr" Sherif Al Bassel. READ MORE

Hasn’t Khrapunov Managed to Legalize Dubious Funds?


Switzerland has arrested the accounts of the ex-Akim of Almaty. READ MORE

Kazakhstan Elected Member of UN Human Rights Council

By Richard Weitz

On November 12, the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) elected Kazakhstan for the first time to the UN Human Rights Council, for the 2013–2015 term, with 183 of 193 member states voting affirmatively. Various international human rights groups openly lobbied against the election of several countries, including Kazakhstan, but their campaigns proved ineffective. Kazakhstan received the fifth highest vote total of the 20 candidates competing for the 18 available seats for this round. READ MORE

Ermukhamet Ertysbayev: Peoples of Russia and Kazakhstan Wish to Integrate


The prospects of Russia and Kazakhstan within Eurasian integrational project were discussed in Moscow State University. The Counselor of the President of Kazakhstan Ermukhamet  Ertysbayev expressed his opinion on this issue during the interview for the TV-channel “Russia-24”. READ MORE

Borg lambasts ‘gross calumny’ raised during EC briefing over Aliyev residence


During European Commission press briefing, press asks whether EC is aware of MEPs looking into claims of a bribe to foreign minister to award residence permit to Kazakh billionaire Rakhat Aliyev. READ MORE