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Kazakhstan, China Sign Deals Worth $23 Billion

Kazakhstan's prime minister has signed deals worth some $23.6 billion during his visit to China. More

Floods Hit Eastern Kazakhstan, Residents Evacuated

Melting snow has caused serious flooding in Kazakhstan's eastern districts. More

Kazakh Uranium Tycoon Dies In China

The president of Kazakhstan's uranium giant, KazAtomProm, the world's largest uranium producer, has died in Beijing, China. More

Floods Hit Central Kazakhstan, Residents Evacuated

Heavy rains and melting snow have caused severe flooding in the Qaraghandy region on the steppe in central Kazakhstan. More

Nazarbaev, Little-Known Candidates To Run For Kazakh President

Kazakhstan's Central Elections Commission says incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbaev and two other others have been officially registered as candidates for the April 26 presidential election. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Kazakhs Fighting With IS Are 'Victims Of Radical Propaganda'

Some of the Kazakh nationals who have gone to fight alongside the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq are "victims of radical propaganda," the deputy chairman of Kazakhstan's National Security Committee (KNB), Nurgali Bilisbekov, has said. More

Kazakh Officials In New York Meet Teen Suspected Of Aiding IS

Officials from Kazakhstan's consulate in New York have met with a Kazakh teenager who has been remanded in custody on suspicion of assisting the Islamic State (IS) group, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry has said. More
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Features & Commentary

New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

China's decision to establish a new China-led development bank for Asia is causing major headaches in Washington. As countries -- including, now, Russia -- rush in to join the bank before a March 31 deadline, the United States looks increasingly isolated.

U.S. Reassesses Central Asia Strategy

The State Department says it has completed a review of U.S. policy toward Central Asia at a time of economic and political uncertainty in the region.

Kazakhstan Suspends Measles Vaccination Campaign After Many Students Fall Ill

A compulsory measles-vaccination campaign has been suspended in Kazakhstan after some 100 teenagers reportedly fell ill after being inoculated. Despite protests by parents, however, health authorities are determined to resume the campaign within days.

Timeline: Rakhat Aliev's Fall From Grace

Rakhat Aliev rose to the pinnacle of political power in energy-rich Kazakhstan as the son-in-law of President Nursultan Nazarbaev. But when he fell, he fell hard. We look at the key events leading to Aliev's reported suicide in a Vienna prison on February 24.

Trail Of IS 'Russian Spies' Seen In Kazakhstan And North Caucasus

One of the two men who appear to be executed in a video released by Islamic State (IS) militants appears to have ties to a village in southern Kazakhstan and Russia's restive North Caucasus region.

Muslim Press Reacts To Charlie Hebdo Attack

Media in the Muslim world have published a wide variety of reactions to the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

What's The EEU And What Are Its Chances?

It once was touted as an eastern alternative to the European Union and an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. But as the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence with its three founding members -- Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan -- already squabbling, the future of the Kremlin's pet project looks uncertain.
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