Hundreds of oil workers in western Kazakhstan have ended their strike after management promised to hire a lawyer to defend a union activist accused of drug possession.
Taghan Qoshchanov's co-workers at the OzenMunaiGaz operation in Zhana Ozen, in the Manghystau region, went on strike on October 21, demanding his release. They say the strike will continue until he is fully exonerated of all charges.
Hundreds of oil company workers in western Kazakhstan went on strike on October 21 to demand the release of a detained union activist.
Vladimir Kozlov, the leader of Kazakhstan's unregistered opposition party Forward (Alga) has announced his intention to run in a presidential election scheduled for 2012.
The first line of the long-awaited Almaty subway has been through its inaugural test.
A doctor allegedly involved in falsely diagnosing Kazakh Health Minister Zhaqsylyq Dosqaliev as having suffered a stroke has died.
A new book about the childhood of Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev has been launched in Almaty, with the author saying his subject can be a model for today's children to follow.
The Korean Gas Corporation of South Korea and Kazakhstan's state company KazMunaiGaz have won a tender to develop the Akkaz natural gas field in Iraq.
The director of NurBank in the southern Kazakh city of Shymkent is wanted by authorities for alleged embezzlement.
Well-known Russian singer and member of the Russian Duma Yosif Kobzon has collapsed on stage while delivering a speech in Astana.
Afghanistan has not had a functioning railroad for 100 years. But a link is now being completed between the Uzbek border and the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif to connect with the outside world.
A pregnant woman staying at a Dubai hotel had to hurry from her room for a nearby hospital to deliver her baby. Luckily for her, she never made it.