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Russia discussing 'gas union' with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan: Deputy PM

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak provided no further details of what the gas union would entail or what stage the discussions were at.

Alexander Novak, Russia's deputy prime minister is seen.(Bloomberg)
Alexander Novak, Russia's deputy prime minister is seen.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 02:43 PM IST

Vladimir Putin congratulates Tokayev on 'convincing mandate' in Kazakhstan poll

Kazakhstan Elections: Vladimir Putin said, “You have received a convincing mandate of trust from fellow citizens, which opens up new opportunities.”

Kazakhstan Elections: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen.(AP)
Kazakhstan Elections: Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen.(AP)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 02:14 PM IST

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wins Kazakh presidential election with 81.3% of vote

Kazakhstan: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev appeared to be heading for a landslide victory in a snap presidential election.

Kazakhstan: Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is seen.(AFP)
Kazakhstan: Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is seen.(AFP)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 11:28 AM IST

More than 130 seals found dead on Caspian beaches in Kazakhstan

Autopsies will be carried out and Kazakh environmental experts said soil and water samples from the area would be analysed.

Experts say there are now about 68,000 Caspian seals, down from more than one million in the early 20th century.(AFP)
Experts say there are now about 68,000 Caspian seals, down from more than one million in the early 20th century.(AFP)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 11:46 PM IST

Why Kazakhstan is seizing jewels worth $230 million from ex-leader's nephew

Kazakhstan: The jewels were found as part of a new investigation against businessman Kairat Satybaldy, a nephew of Nazarbayev.

Nursultan Nazarbayev is seen.(File)
Nursultan Nazarbayev is seen.(File)
Published on Nov 02, 2022 05:19 PM IST

Kazakhstan holds ‘a serious talk’ with Russian ambassador on Ukraine envoy

Kazakh leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has publicly disagreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine.

Russia-Ukraine War: Kazakh president-elect Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Kazakh president-elect Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.(AFP)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 05:25 PM IST

How Kazakhstan is struggling as more and more Russians flee draft

Russia-Ukraine War: Kazakhstan will ensure the care and safety of Russians fleeing a "hopeless situation," the country's president said.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian citizens visit a public service centre to receive an individual identification number for foreigners in Kazakhstan.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russian citizens visit a public service centre to receive an individual identification number for foreigners in Kazakhstan.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 05:49 PM IST

Many Russians coming after draft: Kazakhstan president on ‘hopeless situation’

Russia-Ukraine War: "Recently we've had many people from Russia coming here," Kazakhstan president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

Russia-Ukraine War: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attends a meeting.(Reuters)
Russia-Ukraine War: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attends a meeting.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 03:18 PM IST

Kazakhstan reports higher influx of Russians amid Putin's conscription call-up

Russia-Ukraine War: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia's first mobilisation since World War Two.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russians arrive at Yerevan's Zvartnots airport.(AFP)
Russia-Ukraine War: Russians arrive at Yerevan's Zvartnots airport.(AFP)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 03:16 PM IST

Kazakhstan to hold snap presidential elections in November

Kazakhstan Elections: The vote, which he is likely to win, will cut his current term, but will give him a longer second term after a recent constitutional reform in the oil-rich Central Asian nation changed it to seven years from five.

Kazakhstan Elections: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan during an address.(AP)
Kazakhstan Elections: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan during an address.(AP)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 05:21 PM IST

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Kazakhstan ahead of SCO summit

The Chinse President's trip underlines the importance Beijing places on ties with Russia and Central Asia as the ruling Communist Party promotes its strategic ambitions amid tension with Washington, Japan and India.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is welcomed by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev upon his arrival in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan September 14. (REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping is welcomed by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev upon his arrival in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan September 14. (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 03:04 PM IST

Red terror threat revoked in 14 regions of Kazakhstan: Security Committee

Red level threat has been cancelled in 14 Kazakh regions, following the stabilizing of the situation. 

"A total of 1,925 participants of illegal rallies, looting and other crimes have been detained," the commandant's office said in a statement, adding that the security forces had seized many weapons and ammunition.(AFP Photo)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 02:09 PM IST

Kazakhstan unrest: Here’s a timeline of the central Asian nation’s worst crisis

The hike in fuel prices has caused the worst unrest in Kazakhstan's history post their independence. Here is a timeline of the protest. 

Security officers accused protestors of killing 13 police officers and injuring 353. Tokayev permitted security in the country to “fire without warning”. More than 4,400 people were arrested and 26 demonstrators killed.(AFP Photo)
Security officers accused protestors of killing 13 police officers and injuring 353. Tokayev permitted security in the country to “fire without warning”. More than 4,400 people were arrested and 26 demonstrators killed.(AFP Photo)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 03:59 PM IST

Putin says Moscow-led forces in Kazakhstan for 'limited' time

“Kazakhstan had been targeted by "international terrorism," said Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.(REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 02:38 PM IST

Kazakh leader rejects talks, tells forces to 'shoot to kill'

In a hardline address to the nation, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also gave "special thanks" to Russian President Vladimir Putin after a Moscow-led military alliance sent troops to Kazakhstan to help quell the unrest.

Servicemen and their military vehicles block a street in central Almaty.(AFP)
Servicemen and their military vehicles block a street in central Almaty.(AFP)
Published on Jan 07, 2022 11:43 PM IST

Here are some of the biggest protests Kazakhstan saw in the past decades

Kazakhstan has reported several huge demonstrations in the 2000s, here is a list of some major ones.  

Troops are seen at the main square where hundreds of people were protesting against the government, after authorities' decision to lift price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, in Almaty, (REUTERS)
Troops are seen at the main square where hundreds of people were protesting against the government, after authorities' decision to lift price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, in Almaty, (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 06, 2022 02:34 PM IST

Russia, allies send troops to help quell protests: Kazakh update

After requests made by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Russia and Kazakhstan's allies have sent peacekeeping troops to  manage the ongoing riots in the country.

Dozens of anti-government protesters were killed by security forces, police said Thursday, after President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered them to put down the demonstrations, which have drawn thousands.(REUTERS)
Dozens of anti-government protesters were killed by security forces, police said Thursday, after President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered them to put down the demonstrations, which have drawn thousands.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 02:36 PM IST

Explained: How Kazakhstan protests started and the bigger picture

Kazakhstan protest: President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a televised speech that foreign-trained "terrorist" gangs were seizing buildings, infrastructure and weapons, and had taken five aircraft, including foreign ones, at Almaty airport.

Protesters take part in a rally over a hike in energy prices in Kazakhstan's Almaty on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)
Protesters take part in a rally over a hike in energy prices in Kazakhstan's Almaty on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 02:38 PM IST

Kazakhstan government resigns after fierce protests over fuel price

Violent protests across the country have led the Kazakh President to accept the government's resignation on Wednesday, in hopes to settle the situation. 

He said the situation was improving in protest-hit cities and towns after the state of emergency was declared which effected a curfew and movement restrictions.(AP)
He said the situation was improving in protest-hit cities and towns after the state of emergency was declared which effected a curfew and movement restrictions.(AP)
Published on Jan 05, 2022 10:33 AM IST

Modi meets leaders of 5 Central Asian nations

Modi spoke of the importance of India’s relations with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan when the foreign ministers of the five countries jointly met him.

Modi “emphasised the importance that India attaches to its long-standing relations with [the] Central Asian countries, which are part of its ‘extended neighbourhood’”, an official statement said. (PTI)
Modi “emphasised the importance that India attaches to its long-standing relations with [the] Central Asian countries, which are part of its ‘extended neighbourhood’”, an official statement said. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 02:01 AM IST

Kazakhstan detects possible Covid variant in its biggest city

Full genome sequencing tests will be needed to see whether the infections were caused by the British, South African or Brazilian variant, the ministry said in a statement.

People wear protective face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at an annual food fair in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan October 17, 2020. Signs read:
People wear protective face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at an annual food fair in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan October 17, 2020. Signs read: "COVID-19. Wear a mask". REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 19, 2021 02:30 PM IST

An-26 aircraft crashes while landing at Kazakhstan's Almaty airport, 4 dead

It was unclear how many people were on board or if there were any casualties.

An aircraft is seen at Almaty airport, Kazakhstan. (Representational )
An aircraft is seen at Almaty airport, Kazakhstan. (Representational )
Updated on Mar 13, 2021 06:22 PM IST

Tourism body urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from 'safe' places

While suspension of international commercial passenger flight services have been extended till March 31, tourism body in Goa suggests government to form travel bubbles with Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, other CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, the UK, Poland and Finland

Tourism body urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from 'safe' places(Photo by Sarang Pande on Unsplash)
Tourism body urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from 'safe' places(Photo by Sarang Pande on Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 03, 2021 07:46 PM IST
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