Kazakhstan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19617/all en Why the protest bug hasn't spread to the former Soviet Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/110406/former-soviet-union-protest-demonstrations-kazakhstan-belarus <p> KIEV &mdash; Democracy movements across the former Soviet Union haven&rsquo;t been allowed to emerge, much less gather momentum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/110406/former-soviet-union-protest-demonstrations-kazakhstan-belarus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Azerbaijan Belarus Dictators Former Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev Uzbekistan World Leaders Elections Asia-Pacific Europe Politics Culture & Lifestyle Russia Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:16:45 +0000 David L. Stern 5635872 at http://www.globalpost.com Peace Corps pulls out of Kazakhstan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/111128/peace-corps-pulls-out-kazakhstan <p> Kazakh authorities said the Peace Corps&#39; services were no longer needed, but other reports indicated that volunteers had been told to leave for their own safety.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/111128/peace-corps-pulls-out-kazakhstan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kazakhstan Peace Corps Asia-Pacific Diplomacy United States Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:05:00 +0000 News Desk 5682631 at http://www.globalpost.com Kazakhstan monkeys fed wine to keep warm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/kazakhstan-monkeys-fed-wine-keep-warm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Kazakhstan zoo fed monkeys wine during extremely cold winter nights. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lillian Rizzo </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Kazakhstan monkeys may be a little tipsy, but at least they&rsquo;re not cold.</p> <p> A Kazakhstan zoo fed its monkeys a wine concoction as a remedy against flu as overnight temperatures dipped to -27 Fahrenheit, <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jpAR2OXAfbpL8DrRY7NgBq7WdrEA?docId=CNG.e0f54ea0eaa4c8a63ff3173e7320ba46.271">the AFP reported. </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/kazakhstan-monkeys-fed-wine-keep-warm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kazakhstan Food & Drink Weird Wide Web Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:45:21 +0000 Lillian Rizzo 5690274 at http://www.globalpost.com UK court issues arrest warrant for Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakh billionaire accused of massive fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120216/uk-court-issues-arrest-warrant-mukhtar-ablyazov-kazakh-billionaire <p> Britain&#39;s High Court has issued an arrest warrant for Mukhtar Ablyazov, the Kazakh billionaire and former BTA bank chairman accused of committing one of the world&rsquo;s biggest ever frauds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/120216/uk-court-issues-arrest-warrant-mukhtar-ablyazov-kazakh-billionaire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pacific Europe Kazakhstan United Kingdom Business Asia-Pacific Europe United Kingdom Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:58:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5692065 at http://www.globalpost.com Kazakh police go on trial over Zhanaozen shootings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120427/kazakhstan-police-go-trial-over-zhanaozen-shootings <p> After initially laying the blame squarely on the protesters, the emergence online of camera phone footage appearing to show police beating and shooting at unarmed civilians led the authorities to open a criminal investigation into the incident.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120427/kazakhstan-police-go-trial-over-zhanaozen-shootings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kazakhstan Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:18:08 +0000 Luke Browne 5702144 at http://www.globalpost.com Burnt bodies of Kazakh border guards found near China frontier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120531/burnt-bodies-kazakh-border-guards-found-near-china-frontier It is not yet clear whether the victims died in the blaze or were dead before it started, and senior officials say the whereabouts of three other border guards remain unknown.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120531/burnt-bodies-kazakh-border-guards-found-near-china-frontier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kazakhstan Asia-Pacific Thu, 31 May 2012 18:25:19 +0000 Luke Browne 5706388 at http://www.globalpost.com Kazakh plane crash leaves all 27 passengers dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/traveltourism/121225/kazakh-plane-crash-27-passengers-dead A plane crash in Kazakhstan Tuesday has left all 27 passengers dead. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/traveltourism/121225/kazakh-plane-crash-27-passengers-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kazakhstan Travel/Tourism Asia-Pacific Europe Culture & Lifestyle Tue, 25 Dec 2012 20:08:57 +0000 Talia Ralph 5730248 at http://www.globalpost.com Kazakhstan: plane crash kills 21 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130129/kazakhstan-plane-crash-kills-21 The Bombardier Challenger CRJ200 jet had flown 775 miles from the provincial city of Kokshetau to Almaty.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/130129/kazakhstan-plane-crash-kills-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kazakhstan Want to Know Asia-Pacific Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:53:27 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5741150 at http://www.globalpost.com Kazakh leader may drop the 'stan' in Kazakhstan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/140207/kazakh-leader-may-drop-the-stan-kazakhstan <!--paging_filter--><p>President Nursultan Nazarbayev may drop the 'stan' from Kazakhstan to distinguish his booming oil-rich nation from the rest of Central <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/asia">Asia</a>, where the other so-called stans are mostly mired in poverty.</p> <p>The world's ninth largest nation by area with a population of just 17 million, Kazakhstan is the largest economy of the post-Soviet region, which also includes Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/140207/kazakh-leader-may-drop-the-stan-kazakhstan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kazakhstan Need to Know Regions Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:58:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6064266 at 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