Friday, 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: Kazakhstan

Hand-picked successor sweeps Kazakh vote criticised by monitors

NUR-SULTAN: The hand-picked successor of Kazakhstan’s longtime ruler won a sweeping victory in presidential elections that monitors said had shown “scant respect” for democracy. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took 70.8 percent, the Central Election Commission said, in elections Sunday marred by a police crackdown. His nearest rival, opposition candidate Amirzhan Kosanov took ...

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13 killed in military helicopter crash in Kazakhstan

ASTANA: Kazakhstan’s new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev tweeted that he had ordered an investigation into the crash. A military helicopter has crashed in southwestern Kazakhstan, killing all 13 servicemen on board, the defence ministry said on Thursday. The crash involving the Russian-made Mi-8 aircraft occurred on Wednesday, the ministry said in ...

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Model Says She Got Beaten Up for Wearing Revealing Dress

ASTANA: Dinagul Tasova, a fashion model from Kazakhstan, complained on social media that she was beaten up by a person close to her over a revealing dress that she wore at Fashion Night Astana. Commenting on this development in an Instagram post featuring photos of herself covered in bruises, the ...

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Russian spacecraft brings ISS astronauts safely back

MOSCOW-Xinhua: Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 has successfully landed in Kazakhstan, bringing back the three astronauts who have completed their missions on the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian mission control centre said. “The landing section with Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev, NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor and astronaut of the European Space ...

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Man reaches beauty contest final as a female model

ASTANA: A beauty contest finalist in Kazakhstan made a startling revelation to the organizers that he is actually a ‘man’ disguised as woman throughout the competition. 22-year-old Ilay Dyagilev, 22, fooled organisers by posing as Alina Alieva, defeating 4,000 applicants to the last stage of the competition. According to him: ...

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52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

At least 52 people have been burned to death after a passenger bus caught fire in western Kazakhstan, authorities confirmed. Only five people managed to escape the deadly blaze. The deadly incident took place on a highway in the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan, spokesman for the Interior Ministry Emergencies Committee ...

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Pakistan, India become full SCO members

ASTANA: Asian rivals Pakistan and India formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir. Leaders of the largely symbolic body – including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping – formally signed off on the sub-continent duo’s accession ...

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ECO sees connectivity as key to prosperity

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organisation member states agreed here on Wednesday to collectively combat terrorism and vowed to cooperate in fields like trade, energy and infrastructure development. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the ECO member countries needed to work as a unit for progress and prosperity. He said ...

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