The three drivers of a bus in which 52 Uzbek nationals died in a fire last week have been detained, the prosecutor's office in Kazakhstan's northwestern region of Aqtobe said on January 25.
A prominent U.S.-based human rights lawyer has announced that his firm will represent Iskander Erimbetov, a Kazakh businessman whom the attorney said has been tortured in custody.
The State Department has confirmed that four U.S. citizens were killed and two others wounded in the recent attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel by Taliban militants that left an estimated 30 people dead.
Authorities in Kazakhstan say a Dutch court has lifted a freeze on Kazakh sovereign-fund assets worth $22 billion.
Frigid weather and heavy snow gripping Kazakhstan has cut off the capital, closed roads and schools, and sent dozens of people to the hospital with frostbite.
After almost a decade of absence, U.S. diplomacy is back in the Caspian energy game. (The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect those of RFE/RL.)
Kazakhstan has responded to Belarusian criticism of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's offer to move the venue of peace talks on Ukraine from Minsk to Astana.
Senior Afghan security officials say at least 30 people were killed in an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel by Taliban militants, and they warn that the death toll could climb higher.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told a meeting on Central Asia and Afghanistan that addressing "inequality, exclusion, and discrimination" is crucial to stemming terrorism and extremism.
The foreign minister of Belarus has mocked and criticized Kazakhstan's suggestion that Astana should host peace talks on Ukraine that were previously held in Minsk.
Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry says investigators think the cause of a bus fire that killed 52 Uzbek citizens on January 18 was an open flame on a portable gas cooker that was being used for heat inside the vehicle.
Are U.S.-Kazakh relations ready to rise to the next level? We asked Washington's man in Astana, Ambassador George Krol. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.)