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Bahraini King Pays First Visit to Astana, Political and Commercial Ties Expand

ASTANA – King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain paid his first official visit to Kazakhstan on April 13-15. Accompanied by a high-level delegation of more than 200 officials and business leaders, the King was welcomed on arrival in Astana by Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of...

Activists, Ministries Work to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

The World Health Organisation was established April 7, 1948 and since then, on that day, the world celebrates World Health Day. Director of the Astana Centre for Healthy Living Marat Kurmanov recently talked about the state of health affairs in the capital. What are the tasks of the centre...

Bahraini King Pays First Visit to Astana, Political and Commercial Ties Expand

ASTANA – King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain paid his first official visit to Kazakhstan on April 13-15. Accompanied by a high-level delegation of more than 200 officials and business leaders, the King was welcomed on arrival in Astana by Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of...

Tulip Charity Ball Held at Radisson Hotel

ASTANA – The Radisson Hotel in Astana recently held the first “Tulip” charity ball  in Astana on March 29 titled “In the Heart of Eurasia.” “Tulip” balls are charity events held in various cities in Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and other countries to raise money for numerous causes at once,...

Twenty Years of Evolving ADB Support for Economic Growth in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) works in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific region to alleviate poverty and support sustainable growth. Country Director Matthew Westfall spoke with The Astana Times about what the ADB stands for and its role and objectives in Kazakhstan. “The ADB was...

Spiderman Speaks Kazakh

The blockbuster film “Spiderman: High Voltage” in 3D will be released in Russian and Kazakh in Kazakhstan on April 24, tengrinews.kz recently reported. Dubbing of the film into Kazakh began in November 2013. Over the subsequent months, voice castings were conducted and material from the production studio was received...

Government Reshuffle to Help Meet Regional, Global Challenges

Early April brought the most significant political news of the past several months in Kazakhstan when Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov tendered his resignation, triggering a reshuffle that affected the top leadership in the executive and legislative branches of power. The prime minister is the head of the government, so Akhmetov’s resignation on April 2 automatically…

Astana Dakar Teams Take on Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

The prestigious rally race Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge took place in the United Arab Emirates Apr 3-10. Kazakhstan’s Astana Dakar racing teams took on the challenge by winning the fourth leg of the five-day race for the first time in club’s history and doing well overall. Three Kazakh teams...

New Projects Unearth Kyzylorda’s Ancient Past

An archaeological expedition is set to begin work in the Aral Sea region, an area called a “node of ethnogenesis of the Kazakhs,” by prominent Soviet researcher Sergei Tolstoy. The history of the Aral Sea region and the lower Syr Darya River dates back to remote ages. Here, Palaeolithic...