Kazakhstan

Hundreds arrested in Kazakhstan over election protests

The Kazakh prosecutor-general's office says 957 were found guilty of offences, 670 of whom were jailed.

Hundreds arrested in Kazakhstan over election protests

Asia

Kazakh election: Observers question vote count

Tokayev has won more than 70 percent of the votes cast in a 77 percent turnout, a result he insists is authentic.

Kazakhstan

Hundreds more arrested as Kazakhs protest 'rigged vote'

Police on high alert in Almaty after 200 additional people arrested amid protests against vote to elect new president.

Hundreds more arrested as Kazakhs protest 'rigged vote'

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?