Kazakhstan's financial police have said that Health Minister Zhaqsylyq Dosqaliev may have simulated a stroke to escape justice.
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak says he hopes Kazakh authorities will stop "window dressing" the situation regarding the country's penitentiary system.
A court in Astana has refused to issue an arrest warrant for Kazakh Health Minister Zhaqsylyq Dosqaliev over unspecified allegations stemming from an ongoing investigation.
Kazakhstan has repeated its idea that the creation of a global currency under UN control would significantly decrease the odds of a future financial crisis.
The UN food agency is holding a special meeting today to examine turmoil in the world's wheat markets and ways to avoid a repeat of the recent global food crisis.
Activists of the unregistered Kazakh opposition party Forward (Algha) were unable to travel to Almaty today for a discussion on organizing a referendum seeking President Nursultan Nazarbaev's resignation.
Two members of Kazakhstan's unregistered Algha (Forward) opposition party have been detained by police in the western city of Atyrau.
An investigation has been launched into the alleged rape of a Kyrgyz woman by a Kazakh border guard last week.
Eight inmates at the notorious Dolinka prison in central Kazakhstan engaged in self-mutilation today, the latest in a series of such incidents in the country's jails.
Devastating fires and droughts are not the only consequences of the heat wave that hit much of the former Soviet Union this summer. Millions of people across the region are now hit by another misfortune: buckwheat shortages.
It probably will not come as a surprise to most that Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev is planning to run for another term as president.
An adviser to Kazakhstan's president, Nursultan Nazarbaev, says that country's only leader in its post-Soviet history will seek a fresh term in office in 2012.