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Kazakhstan renames capital, extends presidential term thumbnail

Kazakhstan renames capital, extends presidential term

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Kazakhstan on Saturday signed constitutional amendments that extended the presidential term to seven years and brought back the old name of the country’s capital. The changes are among political and economic reforms that President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called for after violent protests rocked the country in January, killing more
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‘Kazakhstan unrest was coup attempt’

Kazakhstan’s President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has described deadly violence last week as an attempted coup d’état. He told leaders of a military alliance of ex-Soviet states the action had been coordinated by a “single centre”, but did not name those responsible. Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, said Kazakhstan had been targeted by international terrorism, but provided no…
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News24.com | Kazakhstan: Russia-led forces to withdraw; new PM appointed thumbnail

News24.com | Kazakhstan: Russia-led forces to withdraw; new PM appointed

This handout image grab taken and released by the Russian Defence Ministry on January 6, 2021, shows Russian military vehicles waiting for loading to a military cargo plane to depart to Kazakhstan as a peacekeeping force at the Chkalovsky airport. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said troops would prepare to leave in two days. The clashes grew out…
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Kazakhstan detains 7,939 people over unrest thumbnail

Kazakhstan detains 7,939 people over unrest

NUR-SULTAN (Reuters) -Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory on Monday in defending Kazakhstan from what he described as a foreign-backed terrorist uprising, and promised leaders of other ex-Soviet states that a Moscow-led alliance would protect them too.Kazakhstan's biggest city Almaty returned to near-normal on Monday after nearly a week of unrest, by far the worst…
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Over 160 Dead in Kazakhstan Unrest, US Calls for End Shoot-to-kill Order thumbnail

Over 160 Dead in Kazakhstan Unrest, US Calls for End Shoot-to-kill Order

Kazakh law enforcement officers are seen on a barricade during a protest triggered by fuel price increase in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)More than 160 people have died and 5,800 have been arrested in Kazakhstan following violent riots this week. AFP Last Updated:January 09, 2022, 23:51 ISTFOLLOW US ON:US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday…
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164 dead, nearly 6,000 held in Kazakhstan unrest thumbnail

164 dead, nearly 6,000 held in Kazakhstan unrest

A woman holds a placard reading "Free Kazakhstan" during an action dubbed #SayNOtoPutin in Kiev on January 9, 2022. — Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP ALMATY: More than 150 people have died and almost 6,000 have been arrested in Kazakhstan following violent riots in Central Asia's largest country this week, media reported Sunday citing the health…
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Kazakhstan Says 164 Killed in Week of Protests

MOSCOW—Kazakhstan’s health ministry said Sunday that 164 people have been killed in protests that have rocked the country over the past week. The figures reported on the state news channel Khabar-24 are a significant rise from previous tallies. It is not clear if the deaths refer only to civilians or if law-enforcement deaths are included.…
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Kazakhstan Protests Have Russia Sending Troops as Dozens Killed in Unrest thumbnail

Kazakhstan Protests Have Russia Sending Troops as Dozens Killed in Unrest

MOSCOW—Russia sent paratroopers to help Kazakhstan’s leader stamp out a wave of protests as, further west, Russian President Vladimir Putin confronts the U.S. and its allies over the future of another former Soviet republic, Ukraine. Dozens of people were killed in clashes between protesters and Kazakhstan’s security forces in the early hours of Thursday, including…
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Kazakhstan Teaches Bitcoin Miners a Lesson as Chaos Affects BTC Hashrate thumbnail

Kazakhstan Teaches Bitcoin Miners a Lesson as Chaos Affects BTC Hashrate

Source: A video screenshot, Youtube/NBC NewsKazakhstan has been plunged into a political and social maelstrom that could rock the world of Bitcoin (BTC) – as unrest over escalating fuel prices saw Kazakhtelecom, the national communications provider, pulled the plug on much of the country’s internet, reminding Bitcoin miners to secure alternative ways to access the…
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