A French Look At Astana, The Kazakh Capital
An outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus has killed 26 people in the territories currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, Russian news agencies reported on January 22.
A Kazakh court has handed out jail sentences to two civil rights activists after finding them guilty of "inciting social hatred."
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has dissolved the parliament's lower chamber, the Mazhilis.
Mortgage holders held a protest outside of major banks in the Kazakh city of Almaty. They called for a recalculation of their loans, amid the recent economic crisis. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
Dozens of people in Kazakhstan who are struggling with the spiraling costs of U.S.-dollar mortgages amid the plunging value of the tenge currency have demonstrated in the country's largest city, Almaty.
The deadly swine flu has caused deaths in Russia and other former Soviet republics.
Kazakhstan's national currency, the tenge, has reached a new low against the U.S. dollar as Central Asia's largest economy continues to struggle with falling global oil prices and the impact of Russia's economic crisis.
Ukraine says it will for the first time ship goods to Kazakhstan along a route bypassing Russia, due to the Kremlin’s trade embargo on Kyiv.
Kazakhstan’s central bank has fired the head of its investment management arm after he said the country’s oil fund was in jeopardy.
Faced with economic hardships not seen since the 1990s, Kazakhstan is now moving to privatize its biggest enterprises. Many Kazakhs worry that this will only benefit the rich.
The lower chamber of Kazakhstan's parliament, the Mazhilis, has asked President Nursultan Nazarbaev for its early dissolution.