More than 20,000 people are followers of destructive ideologies in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The number of followers of destructive religious movements in Kazakhstan exceeds 20,000, according to Deputy Chief of the Anti-Terrorist Center, colonel of the National Security Committee Sergey Shveikin. «The majority of them were registered in Atyrau, South Kazakhstan, Aktobe, Karaganda regions, Almaty and Nur-Sultan cities. In this regard, our objective is to recover the religious situation in most vulnerable regions and across the country,» Sergey Shveikin said at the Forum of Religious Scholars in Nur-Sultan.
CIS counterterrorism exercise to focus on protecting fuel, energy facilities NUR-SULTAN – MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – The joint counterterrorism exercise of the Commonwealth of Independent States titled as Ararat Antiterror 2019 will take place in seven CIS states in September. It will focus on ensuring the security of fuel and energy industry installations, the press service of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center told BelTA.
UN expert welcomes Kazakhstan's initiative to repatriate its nationals from Syria NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while counter-terrorism Ms. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin welcomed Kazakhstan's initiative to repatriate its nationals from Syria, Kazinform correspondent reports.
MFA’s preliminary data: No Kazakhstanis injured in terror attack in New Zealand ASTANA. KAZINFORM - According to preliminary data, there are no Kazakhstani citizens among those killed and injured in the terror attack in New Zealand, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Strasbourg terrorist dies in shootout with French police ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Cherif Chekatt, the terrorist who killed three people and wounded 13 others in downtown Strasbourg earlier in the week was gunned down by French police on Thursday during a security operation in this eastern city after an intense two-day manhunt, EFE reports.
Kazakhstan hosts orientation Program for diplomats from OIC member states on trans-national threats and terrorism JEDDAH. KAZINFORM The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan will organize an Orientation Program for Diplomats from OIC Member States on Trans-national Threats, Terrorism and Security Challenges from 12-14 November 2018 at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Monday declared day of mourning in Iran's Khuzestan province ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Following terror attack in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz which killed 25 civilians, Khuzestan Friday Prayer Leader Ayatollah Mousavi-Jazayeri and Governor General Gholam Reza Shariati in a joint statement on Saturday declared Monday as day of mourning, IRNA reports.
Man kills 2 police officers, 1 civilian in terror incident in Belgium ASTANA. KAZINFORM - An assailant killed two Belgian police officers and a civilian before being shot dead by security officials in a shooting that the prosecutor's office said Tuesday it was treating as a suspected terror incident, EFE reports.
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan debate bilateral coop issues ASHGABAT. KAZINFORM On April 30, 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov had a meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev, who arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the High Level Meeting on "Towards a Comprehensive Implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia".
Syrian military take full control over Eastern Ghouta DAMASCUS. KAZINFORM Syria's government army has taken full control over the city of Douma that was held by the Jaysh al-Islam group and now entire Eastern Ghouta is under control of government forces, chief of the Russian center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria Yuri Yevtushenko said on Thursday, according to TASS.
Kazakhstan may send troops to join UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon ASTANA. KAZINFORM According to the country's Deputy Defense Minister Talgat Mukhtarov, currently, around 120 Kazakh troops are undergoing training to be deployed as part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Middle Eastern country, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Police confirm 3 dead, 20 injured after truck rams crowd in Germany BERLIN. KAZINFORM Police in the northwestern German city of Münster confirmed Saturday that two people were killed and 20 injured when a small truck rammed into a crowd in the downtown area. The driver then committed suicide in the cab of his vehicle, bringing the death toll to three, EFE reports.