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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.

Kazakh parliament passes bill on early polls (02.02.2011)

Kazakhstan's parliament today approved amendments to the constitution allowing President Nursultan Nazarbaev to call an early presidential election.

U.S. criticizes move to extend Kazakh president's term via referendum (04.01.2011)

In a statement, the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan said Washington believes that a national referendum to replace the presidential elections guaranteed by Kazakhstan's constitution would be a "setback for democracy in Kazakhstan."

Six months into OSCE chair, Kazakhstan found wanting in Kyrgyz events (30.06.2010)

As Kazakhstan hits the halfway mark in its one-year chairmanship, many observers have said the OSCE's response to the crisis in Kyrgyzstan has been lackadaisical, if not downright negligent.

Afghan reconciliation process must respect constitutional order, Ban says (16.03.2010)

Cautioning against a militarization of the overall effort towards greater peace and democracy in Afghanistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says there is growing consensus for a political process to end the conflict, as well as for the establishment of a programme to reintegrate low- and mid-level...