Kazakhstan purifies the security apparatus

Kazakhstan purifies the security apparatus

Kazakhstan’s president fired two more top security officials after a week of unrest, when officials said the situation was stabilizing. According to a notice on the website of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on January 9, the two officials fired were Marat …

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Looting in the midst of Kazakh riots

Looting in the midst of Kazakh riots

Protests in Kazakhstan turned into riots and looting as opportunists took advantage of the chaos to scavenge for belongings. A series of videos on social media this week showed violent mobs in Kazakhstan breaking into shops and taking advantage of …

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Kazakhstan declares state of emergency

Kazakhstan declares state of emergency

Kazakh authorities declared a nationwide state of emergency after protests against fuel price hikes erupted into riots. Kazakhstan media on January 5 reported that the government of this country declared a nationwide state of emergency, restricting movement in three major …

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US says it has nothing to do with riots in Kazakhstan

US says it has nothing to do with riots in Kazakhstan

A White House spokesman denied involvement in the protests that broke out into riots in Kazakhstan, asserting that the US did not instigate unrest here. “The White House is monitoring the protests in Kazakhstan. We support calls for calm for …

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