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‘Kazakhstan’s deadly violence was an attempted coup’: President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev described the deadly violence last week as an attempted coup. He told leaders of a military alliance of ex-Soviet states the action had been co-ordinated 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 evidence […]

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Kazakhstan Unrest: At least 164 killed this week, nearly 6,000 detained over fuel hike protests

More than a hundred people have died in Kazakhstan in the wake of violent riots this week, authorities said.The energy-rich nation of 19 million people has been rocked by a week of upheaval with nearly 6,000 detained over the unrest.At least 164 people were killed in the riots, including 103 in the largest city Almaty, […]

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Turkmenistan president orders extinguishing of fire that has been burning for decades

Turkmenistan’s president has ordered the extinguishing of the country’s “Gateway to Hell”, a fire that has been burning for decades in a huge desert gas crater. Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov wants it put out for environmental and health reasons, as well as part of efforts to increase gas exports. Mystery surrounds the Darvaza crater’s creation in the […]