REWIND

Silent Bombs: Kazakhstan's Polygon Legacy

Decades of nuclear bomb testing by the Soviet Union have left a damaging fallout in Kazakh children generations later.

Asia

Dozens killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno

Bus en route to Russia bursts into flames in Kazakhstan's Aktobe region, killing 52 Uzbek citizens.

Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks in Kazakhstan

War & Conflict

Syrian opposition doubts new Astana talks will bring real change

A final session of the seventh round of talks aimed at ending Syria's six-year war has taken place in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana.

Syria's War

Syria's warring sides meet for fresh talks in Astana

Seventh round of Syria peace talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran have begun in the Kazakh capital Astana.

Syria's warring sides meet for fresh talks in Astana

Middle East

Syrian war: All you need to know about the Astana talks

As key players in Syria's war meet in the Kazakh capital, can the establishment of 'de-escalation zones' calm violence?

Syrian war: All you need to know about the Astana talks

Asia

Kazakhstan to switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet

President announces commission to oversee gradual transition to Latin-based script by 2025

Kazakhstan to switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet

Syria's War

Syria talks in Astana aim for lasting ceasefires

Representatives of government and opposition meet again in Kazakh capital with focus primarily on de-escalation zones.

Asia

Syrian opposition refuses to attend Astana talks

The first day of the Astana talks on the six-year-old Syrian war wrapped up without the participation of the armed opposition.

Middle East

Syria rebels cast doubt on attending Kazakhstan talks

Accusing Russia of failing to implement ceasefire, rebels say they might attend talks only if progress is seen soon.

Syria rebels cast doubt on attending Kazakhstan talks

Middle East

Accusations fly at testy Syria talks in Astana

Government and rebel delegations trade barbs over details of shaky nationwide truce during first day of talks in Astana.

First day of Astana summit ends without breakthrough

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans

Two swans were found dead in the coastal city of Aktau in the west of the country, Kazakh agriculture ministry says.

Kazakhstan confirms H5 bird flu in wild swans

Environment

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.

The Aral Sea springs back to life

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.

Kazakhstan: 17 killed in series of 'extremist' attacks

Kazakhstan

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.

Gunmen launch series of deadly Kazakhstan attacks

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.