Almaty's Medeu District Court today began hearings in a libel complaint against opposition politician Zhasaral Quanyshalin.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has repeatedly used his post as president to call for renewed research into medical immortality.
A Kazakh communist activist has been released from a psychiatric clinic where he was kept for two days after taking part in a protest.
Kazakhstan says Russia will soon supply it with S-300 missile systems as part of a plan to create a regional air-defense system.
The "Made in China" label can be found on goods sold worldwide. For Central Asia, most of what is new in the last five years was "Made by China," but that appears to be coming to an end, at least temporarily.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee says China and 18 other countries have declined invitations to attend the December 10 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Kazakhstan's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by jailed opposition activist Aidos Sadyqov.
Police in Kazakhstan's central city of Qaraghandy have detained several Communist activists who tried to prevent the removal of a monument to Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin from the city center.
What language is the most suitable to conduct sermons in mosques and churches has become a topic of debate among some followers of different faiths in Kazakhstan in recent weeks.
The road to the summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was a torturous one, and many have wondered whether it was worth the effort.
Delegates at the OSCE's two-day summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, had hoped for a breakthrough deal on a new OSCE action plan to strengthen the organization in the future.
With many world leaders and representatives in Astana for the 2010 OSCE summit, security in the Kazakh capital is extra tight.