The Aral Sea springs back to life

Successful recovery efforts have brought back the sea and new hope for devastated Aral Sea communities in Kazakhstan.


Kazakhstan: 17 killed in series of 'extremist' attacks

Unlike its Central Asian neighbours, oil-rich nation of 18 million has rarely seen attacks by religious hardliners.


Gunmen launch series of deadly Kazakhstan attacks

Three soldiers and three civilians killed in separate attacks in the mostly Muslim Central Asian nation, officials say.

Wild Animals

Did climate change kill over 200,000 Kazakh antelopes?

Scientists say unseasonal rains could have caused the mass deaths of Kazakhstan's endangered saiga antelope.


Dozens detained in Kazakhstan over land reform protests

Police block protests in major cities over reforms the opposition says will lead to foreigners acquiring too much land.

War & Conflict

Islamic summit must not fail the Ummah's expectations

Kazakhstan foreign minister calls for unity in tackling Islamic world issues.

by Erlan Idrissov


Will Kazakh autocrat's daughter succeed him?

Leader says Asia is about "family relations" not democracy as he vows to turn Kazakhstan into a parliamentary republic.


Kazakhs go to polls with ruling party set for easy win

No hope of change in Kazakhstan as all six parties participating in the poll support the republic's long-serving leader.


Crackdown on dissent in Kazakhstan as economy slumps

Activist jailed for inciting social hatred on Facebook, then released after apology, as dropping oil prices hit hard.

Counting the Cost

Crude reality: Winners and losers in the oil crisis

We explore the demise of oil, from production companies in the North Sea to a former Caspian tiger fallen on hard times.

Business & Economy

Global oil glut leaves Kazakhstan reeling

Many struggling to make ends meet in main city of Central Asian nation whose economy is heavily dependent on oil.


New Kazakh TV series a riposte to Putin and Borat

Upcoming television series depicts the warlike Central Asian nomads who fought over remnants of the Mongol Empire.


Russian capsule docks safely at space station

Tim Peake is the first British national to join the international space station for 171-day mission.

Human Rights

Kazakhstan jails pro-Russian 'separatist' blogger

Ethnic Russian man given five-year jail sentence for running a web poll on region's sovereignty.


Kazakhstan FM: Overcoming extremism is a priority

Kazakhstan and Qatar must work together in the face of unprecedented challenges.

by Erlan Idrissov