Municipal workers clean the streets near the main square after the mass protests triggered by fuel price increase, in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 10, 2022. / REUTERS

Russian troops to quit Kazakhstan, says president, taking aim at the elite

NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) – Russian-led forces will begin withdrawing from Kazakhstan in two days’ time after stabilising the Central Asian nation following serious unrest, the president said on Tuesday, in a speech that took…

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This handout image taken and released by the Kazakh presidential press service on January 7, 2021 shows Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (C) holding a meeting at the counter-terrorism headquarters in Alamaty. – Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on December 7, 2022 that order had mostly been restored in the country after days of unprecedented unrest. The interior ministry said security forces had taken all the country’s regions “under increased protection” and that 26 “armed criminals” had been killed and 18 wounded in the unrest. (Photo by Handout / Kazakhstan Presidential press office / AFP)

Kazakhstan detains ex-security chief, president consults with Putin

ALMATY, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s former intelligence chief has been arrested on suspicion of treason, the state security agency said on Saturday, as the former Soviet republic is roiled…

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Dozens of protesters, 12 police dead in Kazakhstan protests

Dozens of protesters and 12 police died during extraordinarily violent demonstrations in Kazakhstan that saw government buildings stormed and set ablaze, authorities said Thursday. One police officer was found beheaded…

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Thai national karate team members found infected with COVID-19 on return from Kazakhstan

All except one of the 19-member Thai karate team were found to be infected with COVID-19 after their return from the Asian Karate Championships (AKC) held in Almaty, the capital…

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa in September, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP)

Japanese billionaire Maezawa to travel to International Space Station in December

Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano will be the next tourists to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said Thursday. Maezawa…

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