Latest Kazakhstan News

Kazakh leader meets Putin in first post-election trip abroad

Nov. 28, 2022 07:22 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's leader met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, a week after winning a new seven-year term by a landslide in a snap election. Kazakhstan is a significant Russian ally, sharing a 7,600-kilometer (4,750-mile) border. But President Kassym-Jomart...

Kazakh president wins new term against weak opposition

Nov. 21, 2022 05:14 AM EST

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev easily won a new seven-year term in a snap election in which the second biggest choice by voters was to reject all six candidates, the country's central elections commission said Monday. Tokayev received more than 81%...

Incumbent expected to win Kazakh presidential election

Nov. 20, 2022 09:53 AM EST

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakhstan's incumbent president is widely expected to secure an easy victory in Sunday's snap election that came after bloody unrest shook the country this year and he moved to stifle the influence of his authoritarian predecessor. Five candidates were on...

Pope slams 'childlike' whims of powerful that start wars

Nov. 04, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — With Russia’s war in Ukraine raging, Pope Francis joined Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders on Friday in calling for the great religions to work together for peace, telling an interfaith summit that religion must never be used to justify violence and that faith leaders...

Russian President Vladimir Putin says mobilization of army reservists he ordered will be completed in two weeks

Oct. 14, 2022 09:13 AM EDT
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says mobilization of army reservists he ordered will be completed in two weeks.

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine-War

Oct. 13, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

Russian authorities have promised free accommodation to all residents of the occupied Kherson region who choose to evacuate to Russia. Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin made the announcement Thursday shortly after the Russia-backed leader of Kherson asked the Kremlin to organize...

Putin tempts Turkey, suggests making it Europe's new gas hub

Oct. 13, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday doubled down on his proposal to turn Turkey into a gas hub for Europe after deliveries to Germany through the Baltic Sea's Nord Stream pipeline were halted. Putin floated the idea of exporting more gas through the...

With Putin, Palestinian leader rules out US role as mediator

Oct. 13, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Palestinian president on Thursday used an audience with Vladimir Putin to denounce the United States, telling the Russian leader that he has no faith in Washington as a Mideast peace broker. Abbas spoke with Putin at a regional summit in Astana,...

Qatar emir thanks Putin for support in organizing World Cup

Oct. 13, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Qatar's emir thanked Vladimir Putin on Thursday for what he said was Russia's support organizing the upcoming World Cup. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani also lauded Russia's hosting of the soccer tournament in 2018. “After Russia made a...

Djokovic wins Astana final in straight sets for 90th title

Oct. 09, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Novak Djokovic needed only 75 minutes to win his 90th tour title, overcoming third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Astana Open on Sunday. Djokovic dominated his Greek opponent from the start, winning the first game in little more...