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Kazakh president eases restrictions for peaceful protests

"If peaceful actions that are not aimed at breaking the law and breaching the peace, then it is important to make concessions and give permission to hold demonstrations according to the law," he says.

SoftBank to lend employees up to US$20 bil for fund

The move comes following the success of an earlier US$100 billion fund to invest in tech startups.

Kazakh advocate of Muslim rights in China set free in plea...

Serkzhan Bilash wanted to secure his release for the sake of his two children and health.

Xinjiang-focused rights activist’s trial begins in Kazakhstan

Serikjan Bilash has helped spotlight alleged rights abuses perpetrated against Turkic minorities in Xinjiang.

Hundreds held as Kazakhs vote for first new leader in decades

Hundreds of opposition protestors are arrested in Kazakhstan as the country heads to the polls to elect its first new president in 30 years.

Kazakh leader to address nation amid snap election speculation

A snap vote would make the 65-year-old former diplomat the most likely winner should he choose to run.

China thanks Kazakhstan for ‘support’ of Xinjiang crackdown

Oil-rich Kazakhstan, which shares a border with the Xinjiang region, has been treading a diplomatic tightrope with major trading partner China.

Kazakhstan renames capital Nur-Sultan in honour of veteran leader

Authorities have said the many public buildings, events and companies with Astana in their titles will retain their names.

New Kazakh president sworn in, proposes renaming capital

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev says the capital Astana should be renamed after Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kazakh president resigns

The move comes on the back of growing social discontent and an economy still recovering from an oil price plunge in 2014.

Kazakh rights defender arrested over Xinjiang activism

Serikjan Bilash was arrested in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city and flown to the capital Astana.

Killers of star Kazakh skater get 18 years in prison

Ten, who won bronze at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, was twice stabbed in the femoral artery and died in hospital later.

Kazakh families torn apart in China’s Xinjiang crackdown

About 1.5 million ethnic Kazakhs live in Xinjiang, a region that borders Central Asia and has long been home to ethnic tensions.

Twins make it a double sister act in Jakarta synchro final

Chinese twins Jiang Tingting and Wenwen won the gold medal in the women's duet in synchronised swimming, while Kazakhstani twins Alexandra and Yekaterina Nemich won the bronze.

Kazakhstani Olympic swimming champion skips pet event after injury

Kazakhstan's Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin skipped the men's 200 metres breaststroke at the Asian Games on Tuesday out of fear of aggravating a leginjury.

Kazakhstan detains suspect in Olympic figure skating medallist’s murder

ALMATY: Authorities in Kazakhstan said on Friday they had detained a suspect in the murder of Olympic figure skater Denis Ten, who won bronze...

Kazakh Olympic figure skater stabbed to death at 25

Ten died in hospital after medics fought to save his life following the attack in which he lost three litres of blood, the ministry's press service said.

Russia ring-fenced as old empire’s currencies thrive

After the toll taken by sanctions and tightening US monetary policy, the ruble is now down almost 9% against the dollar in 2018, more than double the loss of any other currency in the group.

Kazakhstan convicts man for fighting in Ukraine

Nikita Stepin was convicted of participating in fighting to support the Luhansk People's Republic.

Gales damage peace pyramid in Kazakhstani capital

The Palace of Peace and Accord was damaged by winds of up to 90 kilometres per hour.

Kazakhstan hopes actress’s Cannes win will inspire local talent

Samal Yeslyamova's winning the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival may have been just what the Kazakhstani film industry needed in order to reach new heights.

Kazakhstani police detain dozens at anti-government rally

The rally was organised by Mukhtar Ablyazov, a staunch critic of President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Belgian ex-minister indicted in ‘Kazakhgate’ graft scandal

Armand De Decker, a former lawyer for Kazakh entrepreneur Patokh Chodiev, has been indicted for influence-peddling.

Kazakhstani police raid local offices of Forbes magazine, news website Ratel.kz

The raids were conducted after businessman Zeinulla Kakimzhanov filed complaints against journalists Alexander Vorotilov, Marat Asipov, and Sapa Mekebayev.

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