Heavy floods have hit regions across northern Kazakhstan, destroying hundreds of buildings, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, and leading to accusations of a botched state response.
American astronaut Jack Fischer and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin are to spend five months at the International Space Station.
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian and an American reached the International Space Station on April 20, completing the first two-man flight to the ISS in more than a decade.
China, which is hosting a summit on its New Silk Road plan next month, announced on April 18 a list of mostly Asian leaders who will attend.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has begun a two-day visit to neighboring Kazakhstan.
A six-year prison term handed down to former Kazakh Journalists' Union chief Seitqazy Mataev has been shortened by two years and eight months.
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has ordered the authorities to come up with a Latin-based alphabet for the Kazakh language by the end of 2017, marking a major shift after nearly 80 years with a Cyrillic-based alphabet.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says some Russians might lose citizenship for joining the so-called Islamic state (IS) group.
Amnesty International is calling on Kazakh authorities to “immediately and unconditionally” release labor union activist Nurbek Qushaqbaev from prison and stop their "attack" on independent trade union movements.
The first freight train to run from Britain to China departed on April 10 and will pass through Russia and Kazakhstan before arriving at its destination on China's east coast.
Amnesty International says the total number of judicial executions worldwide dropped in 2016 from a historical high the previous year, largely due to decreases in Iran and Pakistan -- two of the world’s top executioners.