Latest Kazakhstan News

Ex-US Sen. Lugar lauded for advocacy of global peace

May. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Sen. Richard Lugar's soft-spoken presence belied an influence on the global stage that was celebrated Wednesday for helping secure peace in many parts of the world. Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Justice John Roberts joined numerous other national leaders among several...

Dozens detained in Kazakhstan at rally urging vote boycott

May. 1, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Impromptu rallies erupted in Kazakhstan on Wednesday urging voters to boycott the presidential election. Police rushed to detain several dozen people. The rare public discontent in the sprawling Central Asian nation reflects residents' wariness about a presidential succession orchestrated by...

Syria: West practicing economic 'terrorism' against Damascus

Apr. 26, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's ambassador to the United Nations on Friday accused the United State and the European Union of practicing "economic terrorism" against his country by imposing what he described as illegitimate and unilateral sanctions. Bashar Ja'afari made his comments in the Kazakh capital of...

Kazakhstan's acting leader to run for president

Apr. 23, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ruling party has nominated the interim president to run in the presidential election later this year. The Nur Otan party on Tuesday voted to nominate Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who became acting head of state after the long-time leader Nursultan Nazarbayev abruptly resigned...

Golovkin to return June 8 at Madison Square Garden

Apr. 16, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin will fight for the first time since losing to Canelo Alvarez when he meets Canadian Steve Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has been out of action since Alvarez edged him in their rematch last September in Las Vegas. The longtime...

Kazakhstan to have early presidential vote in 2 months

Apr. 9, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's interim president on Tuesday ordered an early presidential election for June 9 following the unexpected resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev last month. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who became the acting head of state when Nazarbayev resigned, said in a televised address to the nation...

Russian supply ship reaches space station in record time

Apr. 4, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian spacecraft carrying more than three tons of cargo has set a record time for a trip to the International Space Station, docking with the orbiting outpost in three hours and 21 minutes. The Progress freighter blasted off Thursday from the Russian launch facility in Baikonur,...

Kazakhstan leader Tokayev in Moscow for 1st foreign visit

Apr. 3, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's interim president is making his first foreign visit since being appointed two weeks ago, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, formerly the speaker of the upper house of Kazakhstan's parliament, was named the country's leader after the...

Correction: Trump Investigations-Sater-Lawsuit story

Mar. 27, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 26 about Felix Sater, an associate of President Donald Trump, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a company named in a lawsuit against Sater. The company that was sued is Bayrock Group Inc., which is owned by Sater, not Bayrock Group LLC, a real estate...

13 killed in military helicopter's crash in Kazakhstan

Mar. 27, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in Kazakhstan say a military helicopter has crashed on a training flight, killing all 13 people on board. The Defense Ministry said the helicopter went down Wednesday in the Zhalagash region in southern Kazakhstan, east of the Aral Sea. It added that the Mi-8 helicopter was part of...