MOSCOW (AP) — More than one hundred people have been detained at anti-government rallies in Kazakhstan on Saturday amid a continuing wave of public discontent over a perceived orchestrated...
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Kazakhstan arrested nearly 4,000 people during protests before and after a June 9 presidential election, and 700 were detained for several days, the country's interior...
MOSCOW (AP) — The new president of Kazakhstan promised during his inauguration Wednesday to continue the course set by his predecessor, who led the Central Asian country since it gained...
MOSCOW (AP) — An ally of Kazakhstan's former president was named winner of the presidential election on Monday in a vote marred by a police crackdown on protesters who criticized the result as an...
MOSCOW (AP) — Police detained hundreds of people in Kazakhstan amid unauthorized protests of a presidential election Sunday that opponents alleged was a fake exercise in democracy.
MOSCOW (AP) — For the first time in nearly three decades of independence, Kazakhstan is holding a presidential election without Nursultan Nazarbayev on the ballot. But the longtime leader of the...
MOSCOW (AP) — Impromptu rallies erupted in Kazakhstan on Wednesday urging voters to boycott the presidential election. Police rushed to detain several dozen people.
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's interim president on Tuesday ordered an early presidential election for June 9 following the unexpected resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev last...
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's interim president is making his first foreign visit since being appointed two weeks ago, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
Kazakh capital changes name to honor longtime leader
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan has renamed its capital to Nur-Sultan, in honor of the country's longtime leader who resigned this week.
The order to change the city's name from Astana was issued...
20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan
MOSCOW (AP) — Media reports say that more two dozen people have been detained in Kazakhstan's capital over a proposed name change.
The parliament in this Central Asian nation voted earlier...
Former Kazakh leader’s daughter appointed parliament speaker
MOSCOW (AP) — The eldest daughter of Kazakhstan's outgoing long-time leader was appointed speaker of parliament on Wednesday, fueling speculation that she may succeed her father as president after...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the change of president in Kazakhstan (all times local):
The eldest daughter of the outgoing leader of Kazakhstan has been named speaker of the...
Kazakhstan’s president to step down after 30 years in power
MOSCOW (AP) — President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising...
The Latest: Kazakhstan to NKorea: Abandon nuclear ambitions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. Security Council meeting on confidence-building measures to tackle the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (all times local):
Kazakhstan's president is calling on North Korea to follow his country's path and give up its nuclear ambitions.
Trump, Kazakh president discuss North Korea nuclear threat
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he and the president of Kazakhstan are united in a shared determination to prevent North Korea from "threatening the world with nuclear devastation."
Trump and President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed North Korea along with other issues during meetings at the White House.
Russian, US and other ministers expected at UN meetings
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A high-level U.N. Security Council meeting this week will focus on "confidence building" measures to deal with weapons of mass destruction, and North Korea is expected to be in the spotlight. Another meeting will highlight Afghanistan's partnership with Central Asia "as a model to link security and development."
Kazakhstan’s long-time ruler vows to boost parliament’s role
MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Kazakhstan, who has led the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation for more than a quarter century, is vowing to strengthen the parliament's authority.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, 76, said in a televised address Wednesday that the powers of both the parliament and the cabinet will be expanded. He said the presidency will play the role of "supreme arbiter" between various branches of government.
Kazakhstan president cancels foreign trip on health concerns
MOSCOW (AP) — The office of Kazakhstan's president says he won't participate in Thursday's meeting of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization in the Armenian capital, Yerevan.
According to an official statement, 76-year-old Nursultan Nazarbayev is undergoing "planned treatment in connection with a cold" and "until the end of this week the head of state's participation in international events is not planned."
3 terrorist suspects detained in Kazakhstan
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's domestic security agency says that three people suspected of planning attacks against the country's security services have been arrested in the capital, Almaty.
Tuesday's statement from Kazakhstan's KNB state security service said law enforcement officers found homemade explosives, detonators and extremist literature when they made the arrests.
Kazakhstan establishes peace prize, awards king of Jordan
MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Kazakhstan says King Abdullah II of Jordan will be the first recipient of a new award established by the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation to mark contributions to global security and nuclear disarmament.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan president, wins U.N. Security Council seat in latest power initiati
Kazakhstan's successful campaign for a seat on the U.N. Security Council is the latest in a string of ambitious diplomatic initiatives pushed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to raise the former Soviet republic's international profile and provide a buffer against the advances of Russia to the north and China to the East.
The June 28 U.N. vote, in which Kazakhstan defeated Thailand after two rounds, makes Kazakhstan the first Central Asian nation to win a two-year term on...