Five men in Kazakhstan have been sentenced on terrorism charges to jail terms varying from five to 13 years in the northwestern city of Aqtobe.
The former vice president of Kazakhstan’s KazAtomProm national nuclear company has been arrested in Canada.
A theater director and pro-reform activist who faces charges of "inciting social hatred" in his native Kazakhstan has been awarded the Goethe Medal from Germany’s Goethe Institute.
Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaev has announced at a meeting with visiting U.S. State Department officials that that "no foreign troops" should remain at Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport after 2014.
Activists who Kazakh authorities suspect of playing a role in the violence in the western city of Zhanaozen in December are still being rounded up by authorities, according to reports from the region.
Kazakhstan's Minister of Economic Development and Trade Bakhytzhan Sagintaev has said the country's GDP growth for this year would be less than originally forecast.
Russia has reportedly blocked a U.S. plan designed to help stem the flow of drugs from Afghanistan through Central Asia, a sign of continued wariness in Moscow about Washington's intentions in a region often thought of as "Russia's backyard."
Kazakh officials have announced that Zhambyl Oblast customs control department in Kazakhstan’s south has launched an investigation into the export of almost 9,000 tons of radioactive coal to neighboring Kyrgyzstan.
Kazakh rights activist Yevgeny Zhovtis, freed after 2 1/2 years in prison thanks to an amnesty, has expressed support for other political activists and journalists being held in detention centers and prisons in Kazakhstan.
A British judge has sentenced a Kazakh businessman accused of embezzling billions of dollars from one of Kazakhstan’s largest banks to 22 months in prison for contempt of court.
A court in Kazakhstan's northwestern city of Aqtobe has denied release on parole to opposition activist Aidos Sadyqov, saying that "he still considers himself not guilty" and had broken rules at the prison camp.
The recently appointed head of Kazakhstan’s $84 billion sovereign wealth fund says the fund has been hamstrung by a lack of strategic vision, excessive bureaucracy, and overstaffing.