Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan (i/ˌkæzækˈstɑːn, ˌkɑː-, -zɑːk-, -ˈstæn/;Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. The country has vast mineral resources.

It has borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. With an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous country in the world. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

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Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation

This is Money 18 Jun 2019
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a security alliance that brings together Russia, China, India, Pakistan along with ex-Soviet Central Asia nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin) ... (AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno, File)....
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The Latest: From the top, PM weighs in on Pakistan lineup

This is Money 16 Jun 2019
9.40 a.m ... The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a security alliance that brings together Russia, China, India, Pakistan along with ex-Soviet Central Asia nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) ... Good Luck." ... (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi) ... (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi) ... (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)....
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Kazakhstan: Authorities mislead public of mass detentions

EurasiaNet 13 Jun 2019
Law enforcement officials in Kazakhstan have produced a report card for their week of confrontations with anti-government protestors and given themselves top marks ... As the photo accompanying this piece, which was taken in Almaty on June 12, illustrates, this was a flat-out falsehood....
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Kazakhstan: Authorities mislead public on mass detentions

EurasiaNet 13 Jun 2019
Law enforcement officials in Kazakhstan have produced a report card for their week of confrontations with anti-government protestors and given themselves top marks ... As the photo accompanying this piece, which was taken in Almaty on June 12, illustrates, this was a flat-out falsehood....
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Ally of Kazakhstan's longtime ex-leader wins presidency

This is Money 10 Jun 2019
MOSCOW (AP) - Preliminary results show an ally of Kazakhstan's former president has won the presidential election ... Shortly after Nazarbayev resigned, Kazakhstan's ruling party nominated Tokayev for presidency in what was largely seen as an orchestrated handover of power ... (AP Photo) ... (AP Photo/Alexei Filippov) ... (AP Photo/Alexei Filippov)....
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Kazakhstan election marred by arrests as ex-president’s ally on course to win

Irish Independent 10 Jun 2019
0 Comments Kazakhstan election marred by arrests as ex-president’s ally on course to win ... Preliminary results show an ally of Kazakhstan’s former president has won the country’s presidential election. https.//www.independent.ie/world-news/kazakhstan-election-marred-by-arrests-as-expresidents-ally-on-course-to-win-38197843.html....
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Kazakhstan election marred by arrests as ex-president´s ally on course to win

This is Money 10 Jun 2019
Preliminary results show an ally of Kazakhstan’s former president has won the country’s presidential election ... Kazakh police detain a demonstrator (AP Photo/Alexei Filippov) ... Kazakh police block demonstrators (AP Photo/Alexei Filippov)....
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Kazakhstan elects hand-picked successor of former president Nazarbayev

Press TV 10 Jun 2019
The hand-picked successor of Kazakhstan's longtime ruler has won a sweeping victory in a presidential election, authorities said on Monday, after a voting day marred by protests and arrests ... Opposition supporters confront riot police during a rally in Kazakhstan's capital, Nur-Sultan, on June 9, 2019. (Photo by AFP) ... (Photo by AFP)....
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Police ‘arrest hundreds’ as Kazakhs elect new president

Press TV 09 Jun 2019
Police in Kazakhstan have reportedly arrested hundreds of opposition protesters at presidential election polls in the Central Asian country ... Several foreign journalists were among the detainees in Kazakhstan’s two main cities Nur-Sultan and Almaty ... (Photo by AFP)s....
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World through the aperture

Press TV 09 Jun 2019
A selection of photos shot recently from around the world ... (Photo by AP) People walk on a square with large letters reading "Nur-Sultan" in downtown Nur-Sultan on June 7, 2019, ahead of Kazakhstan's presidential elections on June 9. (Photo by AFP) A ... (Photo by AFP)....
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A Guide to Not Being a Dick During the Women's World Cup

Vice 09 Jun 2019
If you’re not already off your nut on warm lager celebrating the biggest sporting event of the year, then you’re missing a trick ... FOR THE ACTUAL LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT SAY, “AREN’T THERE THREE MORE YEARS UNTIL THE NEXT WORLD CUP????” *PUZZLED LOOK* ... An England team huddle at the FIFA Women's World Cup qualifier game against Kazakhstan. Photo via Alamy ... ....
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Triple G bares gripes about how boxing sets bouts

The Manila Times 08 Jun 2019
NEW YORK. Gennady Golovkin has some gripes about the way boxing is handled. Not the competition in the ring itself, but what goes on in arranging top bouts ... Yes, there have been a bunch of megafights in the last two years, and a third Canelo Alvarez vs ... Gennady Golovkin, of Kazakhstan, boxes during a workout in New York. AP PHOTO ... premier bouts ... Loading. ....
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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) on the occasion of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. 4 April 2013. Photo by Jean-Marc Ferré
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Former president still looms over Kazakh election

This is Money 07 Jun 2019
FILE In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, Kazakhstan's acting President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrives to attend the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council meeting in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan ... FILE In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, ......
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