A commercial matchmaker has come under fire in Kazakhstan over efforts to recruit bachelorettes for wealthy Chinese customers willing to plonk down hard cash for a mate.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev began a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates on January 15.
The government has been slowly squeezing independent unions since an oil worker strike in western Kazakhstan in 2011. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.)
Russia has invited Donald Trump's incoming administration to attend upcoming Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan, The Washington Post reported on January 13.
A court in Kazakhstan's western city of Atyrau has sentenced four Kazakh nationals and a Russian citizen to prison in a human-trafficking case.
A Kazakh court has set a date for the high-profile trial of a well-known journalist charged with extorting money from officials.
Kazakhstan will promote the interests of the five former Soviet republics of Central Asia during its 2017-18 stint in the UN Security Council, President Nursultan Nazarbaev says.
Kazakhstan's former Economy Minister Quandyq Bishimbaev has been detained in an alleged bribery case, officials said.
World oil prices have plummeted over concerns that a deal to curb production reached between OPEC, Russia, and other producers will not hold for much longer.
Kazakh oil company workers extended their hunger strike into a fifth day, as they seek to overturn a court decision to close their union. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
The head of Kazakhstan's Unified Pension Fund and the director of the fund's financial department have been arrested on corruption charges.
Kazakhstan says it has lifted visa requirements for citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as a number of other states.