Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev protege takes Kazakh presidency amid arrests

At least 500 people have been arrested for protesting against polls, which saw Kassym-Jomart Tokayev become president.

Asia

Kazakhstan police and protesters clash after poll

Many protesters say the election did not offer them a real choice.

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan elects new leader as hundreds arrested in protests

At least 500 people have been arrested protesting the election, which saw Kassym-Jomart Tokayev become president.

Asia

Kazakhstan Elections: Vote for new president on Sunday

Kazakhs will vote for the new president for the first time in almost 30 years. Interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has been handpicked by former President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Middle East

Syria talks end without deal on key constitutional body

Russia, Turkey and Iran back the talks, but no agreement is reached on makeup of a Syrian constitutional committee.

Syria talks end without deal on key constitutional body

Asia

Kazakh ruling party nominates Tokayev for presidency

The party gives unanimous backing to Tokayev after veteran ex-leader Nursultan Nazarbayev declares support for him.

Kazakh ruling party nominates Tokayev for presidency

Asia

Kazakhstan president calls snap elections for June

Interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev calls election, citing the need to eliminate political uncertainty.

Kazakhstan to hold early presidential election on June 9

Opinion

Kazakhstan: What is Nazarbayev's transition plan about?

And can it be a model for other countries in the region to follow, namely Russia?

Arkady Dubnov

by Arkady Dubnov

Arkady Dubnov

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan renames capital to honour ex-leader

Astana has been renamed as Nur-Sultan, as a tribute to former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, who resigned on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan renames capital to honour ex-leader

Inside Story

Why did Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev resign?

Nursultan Nazarbayev ruled Kazakhstan for almost three decades but he has resigned, surprising many.

Kazakhstan

New Kazakh president: Astana should be renamed to 'Nursultan'

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposes renaming capital Astana to 'Nursultan' in honour of ex-leader Nursultan Nazarbayev.

New Kazakh president: Astana should be renamed to 'Nursultan'

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev steps down - or did he?

With Nursultan Nazarbayev giving up some of his powers, questions are arising as to who will succeed him.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev steps down - or did he?

Europe

Kazakh president resigns after three decades in office

Nursultan Nazarbayev announces shock resignation in televised address, hands over power to speaker of upper house.

Asia

Russia, Turkey and Iran hold talks on Syria in Astana

Moscow is pushing for breakthrough on UN constitutional committee that it can sell to the West.

Syria's War

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks next week

Two-day Astana conference to begin on November 28 with participation of 'guarantor countries' and Syrian delegations.

Russia, Turkey, Iran to hold Syria talks in Astana next week