Kazakhstan News

Pak PM Imran Khan trolled for sitting while other leaders stand at SCO summit in Bishkek

In a breach of protocol, he stood briefly when his name was announced and then seated himself again before the other leaders. As the video went viral, the cricketer-turned-politician, who has not attended many international summits, was trolled online by netizens for the seating gaffe.

Nearly 1,000 Kazakhs detained over protests - authorities

The protesters accuse the government of running a staged vote in which Tokayev faced no real competition. Some, including Western observers, have also disputed the ballot count which gave Tokayev almost 71 percent of the vote.


Kazakhstan: After 28 years of Nazarbayev's rule, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev becomes new President

With Tokayev's six rivals largely unknown to Kazakh voters, opponents denounced the election as unfair, prompting public protests despite Kazakhstan's restrictive laws on freedom of expression.

Explained: Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev resigns after 30 years

Kazakhstan has been run by Nazarbayev for the entirety of the period since its emergence as an independent nation in 1991 after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sworn in as Kazakhstan's president

Tokayev, a 65-year-old career diplomat fluent in Russian, English and Chinese, will serve for the rest of the term which ends in April 2020, in line with the constitution.

52 Uzbek citizens die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

Only five people managed to escape the burning vehicle, the interior ministry's emergencies department said in a statement.


Astana talks concludes with progress on de-escalation zones in Syria

The document states that the zones "are a temporary measures that will initially last six months and will be automatically extended on the basis of consensus among the guarantor countries", Efe news reported.

Rohingya crisis: Muslim nations condemn Myanmar's 'brutal acts'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani were among the other heads of state who attended the summit hosted by Kazakhstan and the Central Asian country's veteran autocrat Nursultan Nazarbayev.

What is the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit?

All you need to know about the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit on June 8 and 9 in Astana, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: All June 5 Islamist attack suspects detained

At least 25 people including 18 attackers died during the assaults on a national guard base and firearms shops, and in the subsequent manhunt.