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Kazakhstan authorities raise death toll from unrest to 225

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The violent unrest in Kazakhstan that began with peaceful protests in early January has left 225 people dead, authorities have said in a dramatic increase on previous tolls. “During the state of emergency, the bodies ...

Kazakhstan: Russian-led military bloc to start withdrawing troops, says president

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A Russian-led military bloc will start withdrawing its troops from Kazakhstan in two days’ time, Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has told the country’s parliament. Troops from the Collective Security Treaty Org...

Foreign meddling behind Kazakhstan unrest, Putin claims

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Vladimir Putin has claimed the unrest in Kazakhstan last week that killed at least 164 people was the result of foreign meddling, and said a Russian-led military bloc should take steps to ensure future attempts to int...

Kazakhstan detains former national security chief on suspicion of treason

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The former head of Kazakhstan’s domestic intelligence agency has been detained on suspicion of high treason, the agency said, after he was fired amid violent protests. The National Security Committee, or KNB, said in ...

Kazakhstan president vows to destroy ‘bandits and terrorists’ behind protests

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The president of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has promised an uncompromising crackdown on demonstrators in the country, telling security forces they should “use lethal force without warning” against protesters h...

Kazakhstan president says he gave order to ‘open fire with lethal force’

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Kazakhstan’s president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has said he personally gave the order to security forces and army to “open fire with lethal force” against protesters he called “bandits and terrorists”. In an uncompromi...

Dozens of protesters and police dead amid Kazakhstan unrest

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Dozens of protesters and at least 12 police officers have died during the ongoing violence in Kazakhstan, authorities claimed, as “peacekeepers” from a Russian-led military alliance arrived in the country at the reque...

Kazakhstan protests: Protesters storm government buildings – video

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Protesters took over government buildings and reportedly stormed the airport in Almaty, Kazakhstan, after demonstrations against a fuel price rise spread quickly across the country. A government announcement that the ...

Kazakhstan protests: president threatens ruthless crackdown

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Kazakhstan’s president has threatened to crack down ruthlessly on protests ongoing across the country, claiming the unrest has led to deaths and injuries among law enforcement officers. “As the head of state … I plan ...

Kazakhstan president declares state of emergency after rare outbreak of unrest

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Kazakhstan’s president has declared a state of emergency in large parts of the country, as authorities struggled to respond to a rare outbreak of unrest. Sparked by rising fuel prices, protests began in the west of th...