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Kazakhstan’s former security chief arrested for treason amid violent protests

The former head of Kazakhstan’s domestic intelligence agency has been detained on suspicion of high treason after he was fired amid violent protests. The National Security Committee, or KNB, said in a statement on Saturday its former chief Karim Masimov was arrested on Thursday after it launched an investigation into charges of high treason. Karim […]

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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 […]