Kazakhstan’s bitcoin ‘paradise’ may be losing its lustre

LONDON: Kazakhstan may no longer be the bitcoin sanctuary it once was, according to some big miners who are looking to leave the global crypto hub following internet shutdowns last week that compounded fears about tightening regulation. The government web shutdowns during an explosion of unrest in the country, the world’s second-largest centre for mining, … Read more

Terrorists planned to capture entire Kazakhstan: President Tokayev

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has claimed that the terrorists had planned to attack the country’s capital Nur sultan and if Almaty fell to the militants first Southern Kazakhstan and then whole part of the country would have been under their control. Addressing the CSTO summit on Monday President Tokayev said, “All the events since the … Read more

Kazakhstan crisis: Moscow strengthens its position in Central Asia

The successful anti-terror operation in Kazakhstan led by CSTO, in which Russia plays a big part, has brought back Moscow’s central role in Central Asia which is part of its immediate neighbourhood and where it has major stakes. The situation in all regions of Kazakhstan, where riots took place on January 2-7, has now stabilized. … Read more

Organised armed groups provoked from abroad tried to disrupt integrity of Kazakhstan: Russia

Russia on Friday stated that it was closely monitoring situation in neighbouring strategic partner Kazakhstan and described the situation as “an externally provoked attempts to disrupt the security and integrity of the state, including by using the trained and organized armed groups.” “From the very beginning Moscow was closely monitoring the rapidly deteriorating internal political … Read more

Fresh violence in Kazakhstan after Russia sends troops to put down uprising

Fresh violence erupted in Kazakhstan‘s main city on Thursday after Russia rushed in paratroopers overnight to put down a countrywide uprising in one of Moscow’s closest former Soviet allies. Police in the main city Almaty said they had killed dozens of rioters overnight. The authorities said at least 18 members of the security forces had … Read more

Kazakhstan takes cue from India & decentralizes power till district level

Central Asia’s biggest country Kazakhstan, has taken a cue from its South Asian partner India, and has initiated a process to decentralize its power structure through direct elections of representatives at the district level. This was decided last week by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev when he signed a number of laws. They include the … Read more

Central Asia’s biggest state brings back citizens from Syria in a major diplomatic victory

New Delhi: In a major diplomatic success Central Asia‘s biggest country has been able to bring back its citizens from Syria. Kazakhstan had played a key role in settlement of political process of Syria. The National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of … Read more

Kazakhstan to strive for multi-party system: President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

NEW DELHI: Central Asia’s biggest state and India’s key partner in the region Kazakhstan is striving to create a multi-party state and preserve its inclusive character, according to its President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. “Kazakhstan must create a multiparty system to build a modern, effective state and the ruling Nur Otan party should collaborate more with other … Read more