Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has dismissed State Secretary Marat Tazhin and Kazakh Ambassador to Russia Ghalym Orazbaqov.
A lawyer for fugitive Kazakh banker Mukhtar Ablyazov says he has appealed a French decision allowing his extradition.
Police in the Kazakh capital, Astana, have detained a second activist for protesting against the launch of Russian Proton space rockets from Kazakh soil.
Darigha Nazarbaeva, the eldest daughter of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, has proposed giving control of vast, wild marijuana fields in southern Kazakhstan to pharmaceutical firms.
Two Kazakh nationals have been arrested in Kyrgyzstan for alleged involvement in recruiting Islamist fighters for the insurgency in Syria.
The only female activist jailed on charges of organizing violent protests in Kazakhstan's southwestern town of Zhanaozen is due to be transferred to a minimum-security penal colony.
Mukhtar Ablyazov, a noted foe of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, is in jail in French custody following a massive manhunt and the forced deportation of his wife and 6-year-old daughter to Kazakhstan.
A date has been set for the retrial of a former top Kazakh official found guilty of ordering a high-profile murder.
Isabel Santos, chairwoman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on Democracy, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Questions, met with Aleksandr Pavlov, a former bodyguard for fugitive Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov.
A former top official on Kazakhstan's National Security Committee has been sentenced to 13 years in jail.
The wife of fugitive Kazakh banker Mukhtar Ablyazov arrived in Italy with her daughter seven months after being improperly deported back to Kazakhstan in a case that fueled tensions in Italy's fragile government.
A trial begins on December 27 in Kazakhstan of a man suspected of beating and robbing a journalist in the northwestern city of Aqtobe.