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‘Prompt, independent, impartial investigations’ needed in Kazakhstan: UN rights office

New York: As the death toll from the recent unrest in Kazakhstan mounts to 164, the UN Office for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday requested “prompt, independent, impartial investigations” into the killings, and whether “unnecessary and disproportionate use of force was made by security forces”.

UN urges restraint in Kazakhstan, with dozens reportedly killed

New York: Amid alarming reports of deadly violence in Kazakhstan, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia have called for restraint and dialogue. 

Kazakhstan mulling banning air travel to Belarus for some states: Authorities

Nur-Sultan/UNI/Sputnik: Kazakhstan authorities are considering a temporary ban on air travel of some nationals to Belarus due to the migration crisis at the Belarusian-Polish border, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee, Talgat Lastayev, told Sputnik Thursday.

UN says Kazakhstan illegally 'targeted' defender of Xinjiang indigenous groups

New York:  The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has recently said the Kazakh government violated international human rights law last year by detaining activist Serikzhan Bilash.

Kyrgyz President extends condolences over plane crash in Kazakhstan

Bishkek/Xinhua/UNI: President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov has expressed condolences to his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and the people of Kazakhstan in connection with the victims of an airplane crash near Almaty city.

Plane crash in Kazakhstan kills 14, 35 injured

Nur-Sultan/UNI: A Bek Air plane crashed near Kazakhstan's biggest city Almaty shortly after taking off, killing at least 14 people, living 35 injured on Friday, the government said.

UN refugee agency welcomes move to register all births in Kazakhstan

New York/IBNS: The decision to ensure that all babies born in Kazakhstan are registered at birth and issued birth certificates has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Seven people died in Bek air plane crash in Almaty – Kazakhstan's Ministry of Industry

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: A plane of the Bek Air airline crashed on Friday near the airport of the Kazakh city of Almaty, leaving seven people dead, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development said.

Kazakhstan continues to push for a nuclear-free world

New York: Kazakhstan, the Central Asian country which has renounced nuclear weapons, continued on Tuesday to urge the international community to make a nuclear-free world reality.

Kazakhstan hit with 5.4 magnitude earthquake: Interior Ministry

Almaty, Aug 18 (Sputnik): A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Kazakhstan's Almaty Region on Sunday, a representative from the country's interior ministry told Sputnik.

Voting in early presidential election starts in Kazakhstan

Nur-sultan, Jun 9 (Sputnik): Polling places for casting ballots in the snap presidential election have opened in most regions of Kazakhstan.

Repatriation of extremist fighters and families to Kazakhstan, welcomed by UN rights expert

New York, May 18 (IBNS): Stressing the need for some Governments to reform their laws and policies on fighting terrorism and extremism, an independent UN human rights expert welcomed on Friday Kazakhstan’s repatriation of 231 of its citizens from conflict sites in Syria and Iraq, earlier this month.

Eight cars of freight train derailed in Kazakhstan

Almaty, May 5 (Sputnik): Eight cars of a freight train have derailed in the Akmola province of Kazakhstan and diesel fuel has been spilled out, the press service of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the national railway company, reported on Sunday.

Blast in residential building in Kazakhstan kills at least 2 people: Emergency Service

Almaty, Feb 27 (Sputnik/IBNS): At least two people have been killed in southern Kazakhstan as a result of an explosion that hit a residential building early on Wednesday.

52 Uzbeks killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno

In all 52 people were killed after a bus caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan on Thursday.