Country in Central Asia with a smaller portion in Eastern Europe
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Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a transcontinental country mainly located in Central Asia with a smaller portion west of the Ural in Eastern Europe. It is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth-largest country in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi). Kazakhstan is the most dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil and gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources.
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Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev contracts COVID-19Kazakhstan's influential former president Nursultan Nazarbayev has self-isolated after testing positive for COVID-19, his spokesman Aidos Ukibay wrote on Twitter.
Kazakhstan to tighten COVID-19 restrictions as outbreak worsensKazakhstan will close shopping malls, markets and parks in major cities on June 20-21 and make additional hospital beds available for COVID-19 patients, the Central Asian nation's government said on..
Coronavirus hits Kazakh elite, capital city rings alarmThe speaker of Kazakhstan's lower house of parliament has self-isolated after contracting the new coronavirus, authorities said on Wednesday as they raised the alarm about a fresh surge in COVID-19..
Kazakh lower house speaker tests positive for COVID-19The speaker of the lower house of Kazakhstan's parliament has self-isolated after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the legislature said on Wednesday.
Kazakhstan tightens restrictions in biggest city on fears of coronavirus second waveKazakhstan ordered some entertainment venues in its biggest city Almaty to close on Monday and shopping malls, restaurants and government offices there to work shorter hours, following a spike in..
Kazakhstan locks down several towns after spike in COVID-19 casesKazakhstan has locked down several towns and villages and tightened restrictions in one of its provinces following a spike in fresh COVID-19 cases, authorities said on Thursday, a month after ending a..
Kazakh president's spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's spokesman has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, he wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday, adding that the president's health was not at..
Kazakh police detain dozens of anti-government protestersPolice in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty detained dozens of anti-government protesters who took to the streets on Saturday even as a new, more liberal law on demonstrations was expected to come into..
Kazakhstan to ease lockdown next weekKazakhstan will take down police checkpoints between its regions next week and reopen kindergartens and gyms as it moves to ease its coronavirus lockdown, the government said on Friday.
Rare snow leopards spotted near Kazakh city amid lockdownSeveral snow leopards, including a mother and her cub, have been spotted near the Kazakh city of Almaty wandering through a usually popular hiking destination that is now mostly off limits due to the..
Kazakhstan, Turkey may resume flights in late JuneKazakh and Turkish airlines may resume passenger flights between the two countries in late June, Kazakhstan's Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development has said, if the novel coronavirus..
Kazakhstan to reopen mosques, hotels, restaurants, passenger trainsKazakhstan will reopen places of worship, hotels, and small cafes and restaurants from May 18, the government said on Wednesday, two months after the Central Asian nation began a coronavirus lockdown.
Kazakhstan ends state of emergency; provinces to oversee lifting of lockdownKazakhstan allowed a coronavirus state of emergency to lapse on Monday, authorising cities and provinces to begin lifting lockdown measures depending on their success in curbing the spread of the..
Kazakhstan keeps lockdown in place as state of emergency endsKazakhstan is keeping its provinces and major cites locked down, the authorities said on Monday, and will reopen businesses gradually after a state of emergency introduced in March due to the novel..
Kazakhstan says spread of coronavirus has slowedThe spread of the novel coronavirus in Kazakhstan has slowed in recent days, the Central Asian nation's government said on Wednesday, indicating it could exit a state of emergency next week.
Ashimbayev elected Kazakhstan's Senate speaker in reshufflePresident Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's deputy chief of staff on Monday became speaker of Kazakhstan's upper house, the Senate, a key position that means he is first in line to take over the presidency if..
Daughter of former Kazakh leader leaves key Senate postThe daughter of Kazakhstan's powerful former president has left her position as speaker of the Senate, a role that led some observers to tip her as a possible candidate for the presidency.
Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan evacuate thousands over floodUzbekistan and Kazakhstan have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the Syr Darya river basin after a reservoir dam on the Uzbek side burst, flooding large areas on both sides of the border, the..
CPC oil producers eye boost to flows via Russia from MayKazakh oil producers, which export crude via the Caspian pipeline consortium (CPC), are seeking to divert flows to Russia's Transneft from May in an attempt to minimize losses as CPC Blend margins and..
Kazakh activist released after being held for spreading false informationA nationalist politician in Kazakhstan who has criticised the government was released on Monday after two days detention on accusations of spreading false information during the coronavirus emergency,..
Tajikistan says migrants returning from Russia, KazakhstanMany of the Tajik migrants whose remittances make up a bulk of the nation's cash inflows have had to return home over the past few months as the countries where they worked lurched towards recession,..
Watch church services on TV, order Easter eggs by phone, Kazakh Christians toldKazakhstan's Orthodox Christians should watch Easter services on television and order eggs and other festive foods by phone as churches remain closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country's top..
Kazakhstan summons Chinese ambassador in protest over articleKazakhstan's foreign ministry summoned the Chinese ambassador on Tuesday to protest over an article saying the country was keen to become part of China, the ministry said.
Kazakhstan confirms global deal to cut oil output by 9.7 million bpdKazakhastan's Energy Ministry said on Sunday it confirmed reports that the OPEC+ group of countries had agreed to cut the global oil output by 9.7 million barrels per day for two months starting on May..
Coronavirus spreads at major Kazakh oilfield's worker campTwelve people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at one of the worker camps located next to the giant Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan, its operator Tengizchevroil said on Saturday.
Kazakhstan to extend coronavirus state of emergency to end of AprilKazakhstan will extend a state of emergency declared over the coronavirus outbreak until the end of April, but will allow some businesses to reopen after a two-week shutdown, President Kassym-Jomart..
Ex-Kazakh president's grandson wins UK case over purchase of London mansionLondon's High Court removed anti-graft orders against the grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan on Wednesday, dealing a blow to powers that British crime fighters use to target dirty money.
Kazakh politician wins legal challenge against unexplained wealth orders over £80m London propertiesHigh Court finds evidence that luxury homes were used to launder money was 'unreliable'
Kazakh president orders more spending to offset impact of coronavirusKazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered the government on Tuesday to increase state pensions and welfare payouts by 10%, provide more tax breaks for small businesses and boost spending on..
Kazakhstan to shut down most businesses in major cities for a weekKazakhstan on Friday ordered most companies in its capital Nur-Sultan and biggest city Almaty to suspend work between March 30 and April 5, the government said, as part of measures to prevent the..
Kazakhstan orders residents of major cities to stay homeKazakhstan will bar the residents of its two biggest cities, Almaty and Nur-Sultan, from leaving their homes except for work or to buy food or medicines, starting from March 28, the Central Asian..
Kazakhstan says foils Islamic State bomb attackKazakhstan's National Security Committee has detained a man suspected of planning a bomb attack in the capital, Nur-Sultan, on behalf of Islamic State, the security body said on Thursday.
Kazakhstan imports fresh coronavirus cases from Russia, KyrgyzstanKazakhstan's tally of coronavirus infections rose to 79 on Wednesday, boosted by new cases in its southernmost and northernmost provinces, despite authorities' efforts to confine the disease to two..
OneWeb increases mega-constellation to 74 satellitesThe London-based start-up expands its network with a Soyuz launch from Baikonur in Kazakhstan
Central Asia tightens restrictions as coronavirus spreadsAuthorities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have announced fresh restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in Central Asia snowballed.
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan close borders after first coronavirus casesKazakhstan and Uzbekistan effectively closed their borders on Sunday after Central Asia's two biggest nations confirmed their first coronavirus cases.
Kazakhstan confirms first coronavirus casesTwo Kazakh citizens have tested positive for coronavirus after returning from Germany, Healthcare Minister Yelzhan Birtanov said on Friday, the first cases of the disease in the Central Asian country.
Kazakhstan suspends all public events over coronavirusKazakhstan is suspending all public events and closing schools and colleges in response to the coronavirus outbreak, authorities said on Thursday.
UK probes purchase of London mansion by ex-Kazakh president's grandsonBritain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has asked a grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan to explain where he got the money from to buy a multi-million pound mansion in one of north London's..
Kazakhstan adds Italy, France, Germany, Spain to travel ban listKazakhstan has barred entry to travelers from Italy over coronavirus and is adding France, Germany, and Spain to the list from March 12, chief sanitary doctor Zhandarbek Bekshin said on Tuesday.
Kazakhstan says OPEC+ countries yet to reach consensus on extension: TASSKazakhstan's Energy Minister Nurlan Nogayev said on Thursday that OPEC and non-OPEC oil exporters have not yet reached consensus on the parameters of an extension on their oil output deal, the TASS..
Kazakhstan bars entry to South Korean nationals due to coronavirusKazakhstan will bar entry to nationals of South Korea from March 8 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, deputy industry minister Berik Kamaliyev said on Thursday.
Kazakh court frees ex-CEO of state nuclear firmA court in Kazakhstan on Tuesday set free former state nuclear firm chief executive Mukhtar Dzhakishev, whose conviction on corruption charges in 2010 many government critics called politically..
Kazakhstan to bar Iranian nationals from entry over virusKazakhstan will bar Iranian nationals from entering the Central Asian nation starting from March 5, the government said on Monday, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Kazakh president says smuggler gangs behind deadly ethnic clashesDeadly clashes between ethnic Kazakhs and Dungans in southern Kazakhstan were provoked by rival gangs of smugglers competing for control over the flow of goods in the border area, Kazakh President..
Dozens detained at Kazakh protests over activist’s deathPolice in Kazakhstan detained dozens of opposition supporters on Sunday who took to the streets after the death of an anti-government activist in a detention center.
Saudi Arabia suspends issuing electronic tourist visas for several countries: SPAThe Saudi ministry of tourism temporarily suspended on Thursday issuing electronic tourist visas for those coming from China, Italy, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Kazakhstan, the Saudi news..