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Kazakh Authorities Detain 25 Over Deadly Ethnic Clashes In February.

Kazakh authorities say they have detained 25 people during a police operation connected to February's deadly ethnic clashes in the southern region of Zhambyl.

COVID-19: Kazakhstan Widens Restrictions; Uzbekistan Records First Death.

The global death toll from the coronavirus has exceeded 24,000 with more than 534,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's a roundup of developments...

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Kazakh Security Officials Arrest Man They Say Was Plotting 'Terrorist' Attack.

The National Security Committee for Kazakhstan says it has arrested a man suspected of plotting a terrorist act in Nur-Sultan, the capital of the Central Asian nation.

COVID-19: Kyrgyzstan Mulls State Of Emergency; Ukraine Declares Emergency In Kyiv.

Kyrgyzstan's Security Council has recommended that Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev declare a national state of emergency beginning on March 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Central Asian Nations Employ Additional Measures Against Coronavirus.

Central Asian nations are moving to take additional measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Former Uranium Tycoon Dzhakishev Released From Kazakh Prison.

Former Kazakh state nuclear company head Mukhtar Dzhakishev, whose conviction on corruption charges in 2010 was criticized by many as politically motivated, has been released from prison.

Rights Group Says Kazakh Journalist Subjected To 'Full-Blown Harassment'.

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is calling on Kazakhstan to stop harassing an opposition journalist who claims she was assaulted while trying to film the arrest of her husband and was forced to resign as a newspaper editor.

Kazakh Ex-Official Gets Seven Years In Prison For Ordering Attack On Activist.

A former local official has been sentenced to seven years in prison in Kazakhstan's southern Talghar district for ordering the shooting of a civil-rights activist.

Kazakh Coronavirus Infections Rise To Six; First Uzbek Case.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kazakhstan has risen to six after two new infections were discovered after the patients arrived from abroad, the Health Ministry said on March 14.

Kazakhstan Cancels Norouz, Military Celebrations To Ward Off Coronavirus.

Kazakhstan has launched preventive measures against possible coronavirus spread, including canceling Norouz holiday celebrations and a military parade devoted to the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.


Kazakh Lawmakers Discuss Controversial Bill On Rules For Protests.

Kazakh lawmakers have begun discussing a controversial law on protest rallies that has been criticized by rights defenders as failing to meet international standards.


London Mansion Linked To Nazarbaev Family At Center Of British Court Battle.

A court in London is set to decide the fate of a luxurious London mansion and two other properties linked to the family of former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev. 

Kazakh FM Says Syria Talks In Nur-Sultan Likely Postponed.

Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi says it's unlikely the so-called "Astana format" peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital will happen this month as planned.

Kazakhstan Lowers Lending Rate Amid Plunging Oil Prices Over Virus Fears.

Fears over the spread of a new respiratory illness originating in China have led to an average drop of 25 percent in the price of oil and prompted oil-rich Kazakhstan's central bank to hike its policy rate to 12 percent from 9.25 percent. 

Kazakhstan To Cut State Budget Following Sharp Drop In Oil Prices.

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has ordered the resource-rich Central Asian nation's government to cut spending following a sharp drop in the price of oil.

Ruble, Oil Prices Tumble Amid Market Chaos After OPEC-Russia Deal Collapses.

The Russian ruble fell to a four-year low after oil prices collapsed following a breakup of talks between OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and erstwhile partner Russia.


OPEC's Call For Deeper Output Cuts Sets Up Showdown With Russia, Kazakhstan.

OPEC has proposed a larger-than-expected cut in oil production to help support prices and will press the message to non-cartel members, including a reluctant Russia, in a meeting on March 6.

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U.A.E. Extradites Ablyazov Associate To Kazakhstan

The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has extradited to Kazakhstan the former managing director of the country's BTA Bank, Rustam Ibragimov, an alleged associate of a leading opposition figure residing in France, Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Kazakh Poacher Convicted Of Murdering Wildlife Ranger, Receives 18-Year Sentence.

A court in Nur-Sultan has sentenced a man to 18 years in prison in a high-profile case involving the killing of a wildlife ranger during a confrontation with suspected poachers.

Kazakh Whistle-Blower Among 12 Recipients Of U.S. State Department Women's Courage Award

A whistle-blower who escaped a Chinese "reeducation camp" to reveal the horrors of life in the gulag after escaping to Kazakhstan is one of a dozen recipients of the U.S. State Department's International Women of Courage Award (IWOC) for 2020.

Freedom House Assails Russia, Iran For Protest Crackdowns, But Also Raps U.

Freedom House has assailed crackdowns on protesters in “authoritarian states" Russia and Iran, but it also criticized traditional defenders of democracy -- including the United States -- for turning their backs on traditional safeguard roles to pu...

Kazakh Court Frees Ex-CEO Of State Nuclear Company

A Kazakh court has ordered the release of former state nuclear company chief executive Mukhtar Dzhakishev, whose conviction on corruption charges in 2010 was criticized by many as politically motivated.

Kazakh President Cancels International Women's Day Events Due To Coronavirus.

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has cancelled public events devoted to International Women's Day due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Kazakh Interior Minister Says Some 80 People Detained During March 1 Rallies.

Kazakhstan's Interior Minister says about 80 people were briefly detained on March 1 during unsanctioned rallies in several cities over the mysterious death of a civil rights activist while in police custody.

Kazakh Authorities Blame Deadly Ethnic Clashes On 'Criminal Groups'.

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev blamed "criminal groups" for the deadly ethnic clashes in the southern region of Zhambyl that claimed 11 lives on February 7-8.

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