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Kazakh dissident Aron Atabek dies weeks after release from prison

Writer Atabek, 68, known as a fierce critic of the Nursultan government, was receiving treatment for a COVID-19 infection. Kazakh…

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OPEC says oil will remain number one, despite green energy push

Halting new investments in fossil fuels is “wrongheaded” despite global commitments to transition to greener energy, the head of the…

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Don’t sacrifice human rights in the name of development

For years in the Kazakh village of Sarykamys, people would go to sleep in their beds and never wake up…

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Dozens detained at Kazakhstan political prisoner protest

Police in Kazakhstan detained protesters calling for the release of political prisoners in line with an EU resolution. Police in…

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Kazakh president orders ban on foreign ownership of farmland

Kazakhstan, a major producer of grains, oilseeds and meat, is seeking to end a dispute that has prompted protests. Kazakhstan…

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Kazakh ruling party sweeps election; OSCE says vote uncompetitive

Kazakhstan’s only registered opposition party declined to field candidates in Sunday’s poll. Kazakhstan’s ruling party has cemented its grip on…

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Kazakh ruling party set to sweep parliamentary polls amid boycott

Nur Otan party to retain hold on power after it is projected to win almost 72 percent of ballots cast.…

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Kazakhstan heads to the polls amid opposition boycott

Ruling Nur Otan party, promising political reform, expected to score a big win in the oil-rich Central Asian nation. Voters…

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OPEC+ talks stretch to Tuesday with majority against supply hike

The OPEC+ meeting will run into a second day after a majority of members, including Saudi Arabia, opposed Russia’s proposal…

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Kazakhstan scraps death penalty after nearly 20-year moratorium

Kazakh president signs parliamentary ratification of document that commits countries to abolish capital punishment. Kazakhstan has abolished the death penalty,…

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