Kazakhstan President Sacks Cabinet, Vows 'Tough' Response to Mass Protests

Kazakhstan’s Ex-security Chief Arrested for Treason Amid Crackdown on Unrest

Kazakhstan’s former intelligence chief has been arrested on suspicion of treason, the state security agency said on Saturday, as the former Soviet republic cracks down on a wave of unrest and starts to assign blame. The detention of Karim Massimov was announced by the National Security Committee which he headed until he was fired by […]

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Kazakhstan President Sacks Cabinet, Vows 'Tough' Response to Mass Protests

Kazakhstan President Sacks Cabinet, Vows ‘Tough’ Response to Mass Protests

Kazakhstan’s president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addressed his unrest-gripped Central Asian nation on Wednesday, vowing a “tough” response to mass protests over a New Year energy price hike. Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan has been roiled by protests since the start of the year that saw demonstrators earlier Wednesday storm government buildings and authorities cut internet and mobile phone access […]

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