Kazakh officials say two police officers have died after sustaining gunshot wounds in an attack last month.
Turkey's ambassador to Kazakhstan has warned the Central Asian nation over its schools linked to Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric whom Turkey accuses of being behind a failed coup attempt earlier this month.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to hold a joint meeting with foreign ministers of five Central Asian states in Washington on August 3, a State Department official says.
The name means more than just an oil town in western Kazakhstan. To people in Kazakhstan, especially government officials, Zhanaozen is synonymous with civil unrest, protest, and bloodshed.
Hundreds of oil industry workers have staged a two-hour strike in the western Kazakh town Zhanaozen protesting what the organizers described as impending pay cuts.
Three Russian Olympic medalists are among 11 weightlifters, mostly from ex-Soviet states, who tested positive for banned drugs in retests of samples from the 2012 London Games.
A grandmother, a mother, and a two-year-old were laid to rest in Kazakhstan -- all victims of the truck attack in France. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
As Turkey cracks down hard on perceived enemies like the Gulen movement at home, it also looks set to escalate the controversy over the global Islamic education movement by pressing other countries to follow suit.
A public funeral was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for two police officers who were killed in a shooting attack. A total of six people were killed in the July 18 attack, and several were wounded. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
Turkmen officials have closed the border with Kazakhstan for five days in line with increased security measures.
In Kazakhstan, it has been difficult to receive accurate information -- or sometimes even any information -- from media and officials, especially from the country’s president, while dramatic events unfold.
A Kazakh court has sentenced a man to seven years in prison for joining the Islamic State extremist group in Syria.