Articles by Serzhan Baltabayev

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

BREAKING NEWS – Yellow Level of Terrorist Alert Introduced in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s National Security Committee introduces “yellow” level of terrorist alert across much of the country on June 6, one day after multiple firefights in the western city of Aktobe left six people dead and around two dozens wounded. The yellow level means there’s information about potential attacks that needs to be verified. It…

BREAKING NEWS – Four Aktobe Attackers Killed, Seven Captured, Say Authorities

ASTANA – Seven people have been arrested in connection with the June 5 shooting attacks on two gun shops and a military unit in Aktobe, according to Director of the Department of State Language and Information of the Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs Almas Sadubayev. Four other suspected extremists were killed during the attacks. Sadubayev…