The first subway line in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, has begun operation 23 years after construction started on it.
More than a dozen inmates at a labor camp in northern Kazakhstan have been sentenced for organizing a riot in the camp last year.
Kazakh police have arrested six suspected associates of an alleged terrorist who killed seven people in the southern city of Taraz earlier this month.
The Kazakh Supreme Court has upheld the 10-year jail sentence given to a man whose mother self-immolated herself in protest.
Kazakhstan's government has approved a proposal to give President Nursultan Nazarbaev the People's Hero (Halyk Kakharmany) award when the country marks 20 years of independence on December 16.
Four prison officials in central Kazakhstan may face trial in connection with the death of a prisoner after a campaign for justice by the dead man's brother.
A Kazakh activist has filed a lawsuit against a court in Almaty, claiming she was wrongfully imprisoned earlier this year.
Russian Mission Control says a Soyuz capsule carrying three men who had been aboard the International Space Station has landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan have agreed to create a body regulating their trade and economies that could eventually become a Eurasian economic union.
U.S. officials said the Peace Corps would release a statement giving its reasons for the withdrawal of its personnel from that country, which has seen a worsening security situation in the form of deadly bombings in October and November.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has dissolved the lower house of parliament and called early parliamentary elections for January 15-16.
Hearings in a case against Mukhtar Dzhakishev, the jailed former chief of Kazakhstan's Atomic Agency (KazAtomProm), have begun in Astana.