20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan
MOSCOW (AP) — Media reports say that more two dozen people have been detained in Kazakhstan's capital over a proposed name change.
The parliament in this Central Asian nation voted earlier...
Court puts Kazakh activist under house arrest
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Kazakhstan has placed a prominent activist campaigning for the release of ethnic Kazakhs in China under house arrest.
BEIJING (AP) — A prominent activist campaigning for the release of ethnic Kazakhs caught in a sweeping crackdown on Muslims in China has been arrested in the Kazakh city of Almaty, his wife and a...
MOSCOW (AP) — One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said Friday.
Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov "confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney" while being questioned over the 25-year-old skater's death Thursday in the Kazakh city of Almaty.
The prosecutor didn't give further details of what exactly Kiyasov had said.
Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed
MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder.
Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty, Kazakh news agencies reported. Doctors in Almaty say the 25-year-old skater died in the hospital there.
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party.
Astana wins 4th straight Kazakh league title
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — FC Astana won the Kazakh Premier League title on Sunday after the title race went down to the final day.
Astana beat Akzhayik Oral 2-0 on Sunday to secure the title, with its closest rival Kairat Almaty finishing one point behind to take second place for the third year running.
The Kazakh league system is played on a calendar-year basis because of the harsh winters in the Central Asian nation.
5 killed in plane crash in Kazakhstan
MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in Kazakhstan say five people, including two doctors, have died when a plane carrying them crashed soon after takeoff.
Kazakhstan's Health Ministry said the An-28 plane with a crew of three was flying the doctors from Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, to the southern city of Shymkent on Tuesday. Communications with the plane were lost soon after takeoff and its burning fragments were later found near Almaty.
Central Asian oligarch eyes seat on UEFA executive committee
MOSCOW (AP) — From the depths of Central Asia, Kazakh oligarch Kairat Boranbayev is targeting one of the top jobs in European soccer.
Boranbayev is based in Almaty, five time zones and 5,400 kilometers (3,350 miles) east of UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. But the politically connected businessman comes with a raft of celebrity acquaintances, citing soccer greats Luis Figo, Fabio Cannavaro and Clarence Seedorf as character references as he runs for a seat on the UEFA executive committee.
Kazakh man sentenced to death in Islamic extremist attack
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan has sentenced a man to death for killing 10 people in an Islamic extremist attack in the country's largest city earlier this year.
3 terrorist suspects detained in Kazakhstan
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's domestic security agency says that three people suspected of planning attacks against the country's security services have been arrested in the capital, Almaty.
Tuesday's statement from Kazakhstan's KNB state security service said law enforcement officers found homemade explosives, detonators and extremist literature when they made the arrests.
4 killed in police station attack in Kazakhstan
MOSCOW (AP) — Three police officers and a civilian were gunned down Monday in an attack on a police station in Kazakhstan's largest city, echoing similar scenes of carnage in another Kazakh city just a month earlier.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday the officers were killed in gun battles with two unidentified gunmen inside and outside a police station in central Almaty. While fleeing from the police station, one of the gunmen shot and killed a local...
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