Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Cops Protect Citizens' Free Speech Rights By Arresting A Protester Holding A Blank Sign

Kazakhstan police unintentionally helped a protester prove his point. To protest the lack of free speech protections in the country, Aslan Sagutdinov engaged in a physical representation of a thought experiment. To test the limits of his...
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Apple Pay Will Soon Launch In 16 More Countries

Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland over the last year. Now, mobile banking service Monese has...
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Netizen Report: Widespread Throttling Puts Social Media Out Of Reach In Kazakhstan

The incident coincided with planned demonstrations by opposition leaders.Almaty, Kazakhstan at night. Photo by Ребров Олег via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0) The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges,...
Related topics: Social Media, World Photos

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Dozens Arrested In Rare Public Protests In Kazakhstan

Kazakh police arrested dozens of people Wednesday in a rare public protest against the upcoming election. Demonstrators marched in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, and in the newly renamed capital of Nur-Sultan. Officials said 80 people were...
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Take A Hike: Grab A Flask Of Tea – South Korea Is Opening Hiking Trails In The Dmz

It's all perfectly safe Has your hiking holiday in Kazakhstan fallen through? Not to worry. The UN has greenlit the opening of trails along the heavily, heavily fortified border that divides South and North Korea.…
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Monitor: Russian Airstrikes Kill 10 Civilians In Syria's Idlib

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia killed 10 civilians in the jihadist-held northwestern region of Idlib on Friday, a monitor said, as unsuccessful peace talks ended in Kazakhstan. The raids killed three civilians including a boy on the...
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Kazakh Ruling Party To Nominate Presidential Candidate

Kazakhstan's ruling party will nominate its candidate for the June presidential election on Tuesday — the first time since the ex-Soviet republic's independence not to feature national leader Nursultan Nazarbayev on the ballot. Nazarbayev, 78,...

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At Least 11 Dead, 29 Injured In Bus Crash In Kazakhstan (photo)

According to the portal Tengrinews, the accident occurred at around 5:00 AM local time when a bus flipped after trying to evade a collision with two cars that had previously crashed on the highway.
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Kazakhstan Collapse Sees Mcleish Sacked As Scotland Boss

London (AFP) – Alex McLeish’s second term as Scotland manager ended on Thursday as he was sacked following a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Kazakhstan to begin their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign last month. “Ultimately, the...
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What’s In A Name? Everything.

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 1 2019 (IPS) On March 19, 78 years old Nursultan Äbisjuly Nazarbayev unexpectedly announced his resignation as President of Kazakhstan, referring to the need for “a new generation of leaders”. The same day...
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Trump Tower Moscow Was Money Laundering Scheme For Cash Ripped Off From Kazakhstan Bank, New...

As controversy over the report by Russian investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and the four-page summary of Mueller’s report by Attorney General William Barr, continued to grip Washington D.C. and the media, new allegations linking...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, Lawsuits

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Alpine Glaciers: Another Decade Of Loss

Guest Commentary by Mauri Pelto (Nichols College) Preliminary data reported from the reference glaciers of the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) in 2018 from Argentina, Austria, China, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Norway,...
Related topics: Argentina, Austria, China, France, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Russia

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Kazakhstan's Bright Festivity: Girls Donning National Outfits Stun With Beauty

The Persian New Year, Nowruz, a largely celebrated festivities in Kazakhstan, has attracted many beautiful attendees at two main venues - Astana Expo and Independence Square - which are hosting national events in the country's recently renamed...

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‘it Was Horrible’: Mcleish Fumes After Scotland Humiliation In Kazakhstan

Astana (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – Alex McLeish slammed his Scotland flops after their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign got off to the worst possible start with a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Kazakhstan on Thursday. The Kazakhs, ranked 117th in the...

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*dark Shadows: Inside The Secret World Of Kazakhstan*

The demographic legacy of four centuries of Slavic settlement is striking along Kazakhstan’s 6,846-kilometre frontier with Russia, the world’s second longest land border.  In 2014, when the conflict erupted in Ukraine, Russians formed...
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Keeping It In The Family: Kazakhstani President Nazarbayev Resigns, But Leaves Little Hope For Real...

Nazarbayev had maintained power since the Soviet Union's collapseDowntown Astana, Kazakhstan. Photo by Ken and Nyetta via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0) On March 19, Kazakhstani president Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned from office after nearly 30...
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China Welcomes New Kazakh Leader, An 'old Friend'

China on Wednesday welcomed the new president of Kazakhstan as an "old friend" after the sudden resignation of veteran strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev. Nazarbayev, the only leader an independent Kazakhstan has ever known, shocked the nation Tuesday...
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#freeserikjan And The Long Shadow Of Xinjiang's Camps In Neighbouring Kazakhstan

A long-repressed region found its voice in a neighbouring countrySerikjan Bilash makes a speech at the Ata-Jurt collective's office. Screenshot from video shared by the group's YouTube channel on February 2. Kazakhstan-based activist...
Related topics: Xinjiang, Screenshots, World Videos, Activism

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Scotland Captain Robertson Misses Kazak Trip

London (AFP) – Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is the latest player to drop out of Scotland’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier away to Kazakhstan on Thursday. Scotland’s captain has a dental problem which requires surgery, but could...
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Kazakhstan Silences The Xinjiang Megaphone

Serikjan Bilash's activism is a spoiler to relations with China.Serikzhan Bilash (Eurasianet) The following is a story by Eurasianet and is republished by Global Voices under a partnership agreement. Editor's note: Since this story was...
Related topics: Xinjiang, Activism, China

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