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Kazakhstan President: Moving from ‘Super-Presidential’ model to ‘Presidential republic with strong parliament’

Kazakhstan President: Moving from ‘Super-Presidential’ model to ‘Presidential republic with strong parliament’

Tokayev addressing the parliament (Kazinfo) NUR-SULTAN: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called for changing the distribution of power from the office of the presidency to a strong parliament. This can be achieved through enhancing the power and responsibilities of the parliament, Tokayev said in his state of the nation address at the joint session of […]

CSTO gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan to start in two days; process to last at least 10 days

CSTO gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan to start in two days; process to last at least 10 days

Tokayev addressing the Kazakhstan Majilis (Kazinform) NUR-SULTAN:   The gradual withdrawal of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) peacekeeping troops from Kazakhstan will begin in the next two days, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has said. The troops arrived in Kazakhstan after Tokayev called them to help restore peace in the country following clashes and acts of […]

Detained in Kazakhstan during the riots, Kyrgyz jazz musician is now home

Detained in Kazakhstan during the riots, Kyrgyz jazz musician is now home

BISHKEK: Kyrgyz musician Vikram Ruzakhunov, who was detained in Kazakhstan, has arrived on Monday evening in the capital Bishkek. Today, at about 6:40 p.m. local time, he crossed the border at the Ak-Zhol checkpoint. Media representatives and activists waited for him at the checkpoint for several hours, but could not meet with him. He was taken […]

Kyrgyzstanis protest detention of musician in Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstanis protest detention of musician in Kazakhstan

Protestors in Bishkek call for the release of Kyrgyz musician held in Kazakhstan (Photo: Kabar) BISHKEK: About 50 supporters, colleagues, friends and concerned citizens have gathered in front the Kazakhstan embassy in Kyrgyzstan to call for the release of Vikram Ruzakhunov, a well-known Kyrgyz jazz musician and the executive director of the Jazz Bishkek Spring […]

Kazakhstan’s crisis: Historical comparison to Korean Peninsula’s geostrategic situation in late 19th century

Kazakhstan’s crisis: Historical comparison to Korean Peninsula’s geostrategic situation in late 19th century

By Jong-eun Lee Lecturer , International Studies,  American University SEOUL: This week, Kazakhstan has experienced widespread domestic protests, resulting in the intervention of “peacekeeping” troops from the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) member states, including Russia. The mass protests began at first, in response to the state’s raising of LPG price, but were also an expression […]

Created 30 years ago, CSTO steps out for the first time in Kazakhstan

Created 30 years ago, CSTO steps out for the first time in Kazakhstan

By Habib Toumi Manama: As the events were unfolding dramatically in Kazakhstan, a new actor with a major role made its first appearance since it was created 30 years ago: The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO). It was the first time that the CSTO agreed to send “peacekeepers”, a clear departure from its stance since […]

State of emergency in Kazakhstan’s protest-hit Mangistau, Almaty; cabinet resignation accepted

State of emergency in Kazakhstan’s protest-hit Mangistau, Almaty; cabinet resignation accepted

NUR-SULTAN: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed decrees imposing a two-week state of emergency in the Central Asian nation’s biggest city Almaty and in the western Mangistau province where protests over rising fuel prices that began on Sunday turned violent. “Due to the escalation of situation, the Head of State signed the decrees on imposing the […]

Kazakhstan requires COVID-19 test results from all passengers upon arrival

Kazakhstan requires COVID-19 test results from all passengers upon arrival

  NUR SULTAN: All foreigners arriving into Kazakhstan will be required to show the negative result of a PCR test starting October 6, the Central Asian country chief state health officer has said. “Starting from October 6, foreign citizens coming from abroad without a PCR test will be banned from entering Kazakhstan,” Sadvakas Baigabulov was […]

Kazakhstan’s first president tests positive for COVID-19

Kazakhstan’s first president tests positive for COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN: Kazakhstan’s First President Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has self-isolated after his latest coronavirus test returned positive. “Unfortunately, Elbasy’s latest test for the coronavirus infection has returned positive. There is no reasons to panic. Nursultan Nazarbayev will continue to carry out his duties remotely while in isolation,” the press service statement said, national news agency Kazinform […]

Kazakhstan President’s spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19

Kazakhstan President’s spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN: Berik Uali, the spokesman for the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is undergoing treatment at a local hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19. Uali broke the news in a post on his Facebook page, but insisted that the president’s health was not at risk. “Now I am in the hospital, under medical supervision. […]

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