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Plane with Kazakh Border Service Chief Crashes

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan says its acting border security chief is dead after his plane crashed near the Uzbekistan border. A statement from Kazakhstan’s security agency said the Russian-made plane disappeared from radar as it prepared to land in the southern city of Shymkent. It said Colonel Turganbek Stambekov was killed along seven crew members and 19 other […]

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Astronauts Land in Kazakhstan

Posted November 18th, 2012 at 11:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian space officials say three astronauts from the International Space Station have touched down on the chilly steppes of Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz capsule. Japan’s Akihiko Hoshide, Russia’s Yury Malenchenko and Sunita Williams of the U.S. landed Monday, a few kilometers off their intended touchdown site. Another three astronauts remain onboard the space station. […]

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Kazakh Authorities Blame Fugitive Banker for Foiled Terror Plot

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kazakhstan say they thwarted a plot to carry out terrorist bombings planned for last Saturday in the commercial capital, Almaty. The general prosecutor’s office Wednesday gave few details on how it uncovered the plot. It blames associates of fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov. Investigators say the alleged terrorists planned to set off bombs in […]

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Kazakh Authorities Blame Fugitive Banker for Foiled Terror Plot

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kazakhstan say they thwarted a plot to carry out terrorist bombings planned for last Saturday in the commercial capital, Almaty. The general prosecutor’s office Wednesday gave few details on how it uncovered the plot. It blames associates of fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov. Investigators say the alleged terrorists planned to set off bombs in […]

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Kazakh Authorities Blame Fugutive Banker for Foiled Terror Plot

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Kazakhstan say they have thwarted a plot to carry out terrorist bomings planned for last Saturday in the commercial capital, Almaty The general prosecutor’s office is giving few details on how it uncovered the plot. It blames associates of fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov The alleged terrorists would have set off bombs in city […]

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Jailed Kazakh Activist to be Freed

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in the oil-rich ex-Soviet republic of Kazakhstan has granted amnesty to a prominent human rights activist. The ruling Wednesday by the court said Yevgeny Zhovtis will be released in about two weeks under an amnesty marking the 20th anniversary of the Central Asian country’s independence. Zhovtis was sentenced to four years in prison […]

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Kazakhstan Charges Police, Opposition in Riot

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Kazakh prosecutors are pressing charges against a newspaper editor, an opposition leader and three policemen in connection with deadly clashes last month in a western oil town. Kazakhstan’s National Security Service on Monday arrested the editor of the weekly Vzglyad newspaper (Igor Vinyavsky), as well as Vladimir Kozlov, leader of the unregistered Alga party, on […]

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Hundreds Protest Kazakh Election Results

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of people protested Tuesday in Kazakhstan against the alleged rigging of elections that gave a huge parliamentary majority to President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s ruling party. Supporters of the opposition All-National Social Democratic Party rallied in the city of Almaty, voicing their displeasure with the results of Sunday’s election. There was no sign of violence, and […]

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Kazakhstan Leader Hails Unity, OSCE Criticizes Parliament Vote

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, says his party’s landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections is a sign of support for his government after last month’s deadly anti-government protests. But observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Monday criticized the election, saying it excluded any real opposition. The OSCE report said the polls […]

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Kazakhstan Leader Hails Unity, OSCE Criticizes Parliament Vote

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, says his party’s landslide victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections is a sign of support for his government after last month’s deadly anti-government protests. But observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Monday criticized the election, saying it excluded any real opposition. The OSCE report said the polls […]

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