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Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief

Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief

TRANS ASIA NEWSASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan's ageing President Nursultan Nazarbayev shifted longtime ally Karim Massimov from prime minister to security chief, amid speculation over the authoritarian leader's eventual successor. Deputy Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev has temporarily assumed Massimov's role, until a new government is formed in the Central Asian nation, a presidential...

09-09-2016 Kazakhstan

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Kyrgyzstan says Uighur militant groups behind attack on China's embassy

Kyrgyzstan says Uighur militant groups behind attack on China's embassy

TRANS ASIA NEWSBISHKEK:- A suicide bomb attack on the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital last week was ordered by Uighur militants active in Syria and carried out by a member of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, Kyrgyzstan's state security service said.The suicide bomber, whose car rammed the gates of...

07-09-2016 Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan rejects Russia's single-currency plan

Kazakhstan rejects Russia's single-currency plan

TRANS ASIA NEWS ASTANA/ KAZAKHSTAN: A top Kazakh official has rejected a proposal from Russian President Vladimir Putin to form a single currency trade bloc. President Putin has called for a common currency to be created in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), a four-country trade grouping consisting of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan...

24-04-2015 Kazakhstan

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Kazakh lawmakers propose to class homosexuals as criminals

ALMATY- Trend: While Western countries take measures to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities, Kazakhstan is on the verge of passing laws introducing legal sanctions against them. Anti-gay practices are nothing new for Kazakhstan, where prior to 1997 the country's Penal Code criminalized "buggery." This legislation...

28-01-2014 Kazakhstan

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