A year after deadly rioting in Kazakhstan that was the worst unrest in the Central Asian country’s three decades of independence, human rights activists say many government promises of accountability and democratization remain unfulfilled.
The president of Kazakhstan has signed constitutional amendments that extend the presidential term to seven years and bring back the old name of the country’s capital.
Kazakhstan’s parliament has voted unanimously to support constitutional amendments that would extend the presidential term to seven years and rename the country’s capital.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has started his first foreign trip since the outbreak of the pandemic. Xi’s stop in Kazakhstan comes ahead of a summit with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and other leaders of a Central Asian security group.
Pope Francis has begged for an end to Russia’s “senseless and tragic war” in Ukraine as he arrived in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan.
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has agreed to restore the former name of the country’s capital just three years after he renamed it in honor of his predecessor, his spokesperson said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of Kazakhstan on Thursday called for snap presidential elections to be held in the autumn and for the president to be limited to a single seven-year term instead of the current two five-year terms.
Voters in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan have given an overwhelming approval to proposed constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt to repudiate the legacy of Nursultan Nazarbayev.
MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan cast ballots Sunday on proposed constitutional changes seen as an attempt to repudiate the legacy of former strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev, who led the ex-Soviet republic for three decades.
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakhstan’s president vowed Wednesday to implement sweeping political reforms and share more powers with a bolstered legislature, two months after his country was rocked by deadly nationwide unrest.
The Russian Defense Ministry says all the troops deployed to Kazakhstan by a Russia-led security alliance to help quell violent unrest have left the former Soviet nation.