Nursultan Nazarbayev mourns victims of school shooting in Kazan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev sent a telegram of condolences to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the occasion of the school shooting in the capital of Tatarstan, Kazinform has learnt from Elbasy.kz.
Japan mulls extending travel subsidy campaign past January TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government is considering extending its domestic travel subsidy program beyond late January to continue support for the tourism sector amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday, Kyodo News reports.
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.