The owners of a Kyrgyzstan news portal that has been blocked for showing a video by the Islamic State militant group have said that the government acted illegally in shutting down the site.
A local newspaper in Kazakhstan has reported that three former employees of law-enforcement agencies in the West Kazakhstan Region (WKR) are fighting in Syria with the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
Kazakh lawyer Zinaida Mukhortova, who was forcibly put into a psychiatric clinic, has been released from the institution.
President Nursultan Nazarbaev has called on citizens to defend Kazakhstan's independence and laid out plans for a new celebration of the Central Asian country's history.
The Sary-Arqa District Court in the Kazakh capital found Yevgeny Vdovenko guilty of intentional and illegal participation in a military conflict abroad after he fought alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Afghan counterpart Abdullah Abdullah held talks on the sidelines of a gathering of prime ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Astana, on December 15.
Local residents who work at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome launch facility in Kazakhstan say the decline of the Russian ruble is eroding their living standards.
Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.
The prime ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states are meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana.
The Kazakh and Chinese prime ministers met in the Kazakh capital Astana on December 14 as new deals worth some $14 billion were signed.
A Kazakh citizen prosecutors say fought alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine is being tried on charges of intentional and illegal participation in a military conflict abroad.
A senior government official visited a village in western Kazakhstan on December 12 to try to calm fears over fainting spells that residents believe are caused by toxic gas from a nearby oil field.