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News: Kazakhstan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Kazakhstan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Kazakhstan – overview

Kazakhstan: news

Kazakhstan elects new president

Sunday, December 4th 2005, 15:46

Kazakhs have voted in a presidential election seen as a test of the oil-rich state's democratic standards.
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Kazakh election 'not democratic'

Monday, December 5th 2005, 11:37

Sunday's presidential poll in Kazakhstan failed to meet international standards, Europe's OSCE says.
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Through the Kazakh looking-glass

Thursday, December 8th 2005, 11:25

Damian Grammaticas reports on why the Kazakh people and Western governments seem unconcerned by the outcome of the presidential poll.
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Kazakh-China oil pipeline opens

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 7:37
related countries: China China

Kazakhstan and China open a 1,000km-long oil pipeline to supply Kazakh oil to China's western region of Xinjiang.
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Europe launches Galileo satellite

Wednesday, December 28th 2005, 13:25

The first test spacecraft for Europe's satellite-navigation system is launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
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Kazakh opposition leader released

Sunday, January 15th 2006, 19:14

Galymzhan Zhakiyanov, who has been called Kazakhstan's last political prisoner, is freed from jail.
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Kazakh officers linked to murder

Tuesday, February 21st 2006, 13:54

Kazakhstan's security service says five of its members have been arrested over an opposition politician's murder.
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Kazakhstan spy chief stands down

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 2:35

The chief of Kazakhstan's security service resigns after five of his officers are held for a political murder.
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Pressure mounts over Kazakh death

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 20:28

The killing of a Kazakh opposition politician leads to calls for the head of the upper house of parliament to quit.
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EU pushes for Kazakh pipeline

Friday, May 5th 2006, 9:35
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Top EU and US officials visit Kazakhstan to revive the idea of a gas pipeline which would bypass Russia.
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First Kazakh satellite into orbit

Sunday, June 18th 2006, 14:07

Kazakhstan launches the first communications satellite, a first step into space for the Central Asian nation.
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Russia rocket crashes

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 7:13
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian rocket carrying 18 satellites crashes soon after lift-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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