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Latest Kazakhstan News

Bekmambetov-Gabriadze Horror Movie Released In U.S.

A horror movie produced by Kazakh-Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Georgian actor-director Leo Gabriadze hits screens at theaters in the United States on April 17. More

Women's Prison Evacuated In Flood-Hit Kazakhstan

Inmates from a women's prison in Kazakhstan's central Qaraghandy region have been evacuated due to severe floods. More

Three More Kazakhs Jailed For Trying To Join IS Militants

A court in Kazakhstan's western city of Oral has sentenced three local residents to 3 1/2 years each on charges of attempting to join Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. More

Nazarbaev And Erdogan Discuss Kazakhstan-Turkey Ties

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev and visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed bilateral ties in Astana. More

Ex-Kazakh Intel Chief Pleads Not Guilty In Austrian Court

Former Kazakh intelligence chief Alnur Musaev on April 15 pleaded not guilty at a trial in Austria over his alleged involvement in the killing of two Kazakh bankers. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Russian TV Hijacks Nazarbaev Family Photo

There is something about a photograph of a large Tajik family that's been cropping up on a popular Russian TV series -- something that commands attention, demands respect. There's just something authoritative about it. More

Third Uzbek Man Charged In New York With Aiding IS

An Uzbek national has been arrested and charged in New York in connection with an alleged plot by a group of Central Asian men to support the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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