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OSCE monitors criticize Kazakh vote failings (16.01.2012)

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said that despite the authorities' stated ambition to strengthen democratic processes, the January 15 vote "did not meet fundamental principles of democratic elections."

Kazakhstan invites UN to probe deadly rioting (22.12.2011)

Kazakhstan's prosecutor-general has reportedly invited the United Nations to take part in the investigation into last week's deadly clashes between security forces and protesters in the oil-rich west.

UN's Ban urges Kyrgyz reconciliation (08.12.2011)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the new leadership in Kyrgyzstan to encourage national dialogue and reconciliation in the wake of last year's overthrow of the government and subsequent deadly ethnic clashes. The statement from Ban's office comes one day after Almazbek Atambaev, a...

Kazakh President dissolves Parliament, calls early elections (16.11.2011)

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev has dissolved the lower house of parliament and called early parliamentary elections for January 15-16.

Kazakhstan: Astana confronts extremist threat (06.09.2011)

Kazakhstan's law-enforcers had a busy summer: it began with the country’s first ever suicide bombing in May, and continued with sporadic deadly clashes between security forces and armed suspects. Officials at first resisted linking the incidents to terrorists. But now, after months of denials,...

Kazakh party demands probe into reported election violations (05.04.2011)

Kazakhstan's opposition Azat (Free) Social Democratic Party has demanded an investigation into reported electoral-law violations during the April 3 presidential election, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev wins re-election (04.04.2011)

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has won an crushing election victory, saying he now has "carte blanche" to continue national reform.