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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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Kazakhstan: Scores dead in violent crackdown after government orders ‘fire without warning’

Kazakhstan’s authoritarian leader says he has ordered security forces to “fire without warning”, amid a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also said “20,000 bandits” had attacked the main city of Almaty, the epicentre of protests sparked by a fuel price hike. He blamed foreign-trained “terrorists”, without giving evidence. The interior ministry says […]

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Kazakhstan security forces have killed dozens of anti-government rioters in crackdown

Security forces in Kazakhstan say they have killed dozens of anti-government rioters in an operation to restore order in the main city, Almaty. They moved in after protesters tried to take control of police stations in the city, a police spokeswoman said. Twelve members of the security forces have been killed and 353 injured in […]

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Kazakhstan government resigns after fuel price increase triggers mass violent protests

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev accepted the government’s resignation on Wednesday after a fuel price increase in the oil-producing Central Asian country triggered protests in which nearly 100 police were injured. Police used tear gas and stun grenades late on Tuesday to drive hundreds of protesters out of the main square in Almaty, the former Soviet […]

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Kazakhstan declares state of emergency after protests against gas prices turn violent

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a two-week state of emergency in the Central Asian nation’s biggest city Almaty and in the western Mangistau province where protests turned violent, his office said on Wednesday. The move includes an 11:00pm to 7:00am curfew, movement restrictions, and a ban on mass gatherings, according to documents published on the […]