Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts
Discrimination clause part of new Olympic city contracts

A new clause aimed at ensuring the Olympics are free from any form discrimination will be included in future Games host city contracts after the Sochi 2014 Olympics were marred by a controversial Russian anti-gay propaganda law.

Beijing, Oslo, Almaty shortlisted for 2022 Olympic Games

Beijing, Oslo and Almaty will contest the race to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday.

Krakow`s Olympic bid committee appoints new head

Krakow`s 2022 Winter Olympics bid committee Thursday appointed Warsaw`s deputy mayor as the new head after Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak resigned amid a scandal last week.

Kazakhstan halts Russian missile tests on its land after rocket crash

Kazakhstan said on Friday it had suspended rocket and missile tests by Russia at military testing sites rented by Moscow on Kazakh territory after a Russian rocket crashed near a village.

Stockholm drops 2022 Winter Games bid

The Swedish capital Stockholm is dropping its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the mayor said Friday.

IOC sets up $10 million doping fund, wants more sports

The International Olympic Committee has set up a $10 million anti-doping fund to boost detection methods and will hold an extraordinary session next year to push through changes for sports at the Olympic Games, its president said on Saturday.

Indian boxers set for World Championships

Unruffled by the administrative wrangling in the national federation and unconcerned about the tough new rules that await them, a 10-member Indian boxing team, including comeback-man Vijender Singh, will leave tomorrow for the World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan starting October 14.

Huge fire engulfs Kazakh city after petrol tanker crash

A huge fire erupted in Kazakhstan`s biggest city of Almaty when a petrol tanker burst into flames after crashing on a busy residential street.

Kazakhstan may host next round of Iran N-talks

The next round of talks between Tehran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, namely the P5+1 group, on Iran`s nuclear programme may be held in Kazakhstan, the Iranian envoy to Kazakhstan said.

Iran N-talks: No breakthrough, but step forward

The latest round of talks between six world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme has been "definitely a step forward", although it ended with no clear breakthrough, Russia`s top negotiator on Iran said.

US cautiously optimistic ahead of P5+1 talk with Iran

The second P5 plus talks give an opportunity to Iran to convince global community on its alleged nuclear weapons program, a US official said.

Iran has opportunity at P5+1 talks: Kerry

Ahead of talks in Almaty, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Iran has an opportunity to address the concerns.

Almaty talks with Iran were useful: US

The US has said that recent talks with Iran and UN security council`s five permanent members (P5) plus Germany on confidence-building measures in Almaty were `useful`.

Iran nuclear talks at Almaty end sans breakthrough

Talks between Iran and six world powers being conducted over the former`s disputed nuclear programme concluded here Wednesday without reaching any agreement. But the two sides pledged to hold further meetings in the coming weeks.

Iran nuclear talks `positive`, `realistic`, says Saeed Jalili

The talks between UK, US, France, Russia, China, Russia and Germany (the P5+1) and Iran began yesterday in Kazakhstan`s biggest city Almaty after June 2012 when they had ended without any breakthrough.

Iran nuclear talks open in Almaty

Talks between the world’s top five powers plus one – United States, France, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and Germany, or the P5+1 and Iran over its controversial nuclear programme opened today in the Kazakh city of Almaty.

8 believed dead in Kazakhstan helicopter crash

Emergency service officials in Kazakhstan say they have found the wreckage of a helicopter that went missing earlier this week with eight people onboard.

Kazakh cops jailed for attacking protesters

At least 15 people died as police put down a protest by oil workers in the southwest city of Zhanaozen in December 2011.