Around 12 million voters have until 8:00 pm to cast ballots in polls that could see independent candidates enter the lower house of a parliament currently composed of parties loyal to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Though most wouldn’t recognise his name today, President Nursultan Nazarbayev's predecessor was known by almost everyone in the Central Asian country 30 years ago.
Electricity has been restored to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan after a massive blackout in the region left millions of people without power.
Kazakhstan security forces have deployed on several places in downtown of Kazakhstan's biggest city Almaty amid fresh protests calls.
Kazakh leader asks local authorities to make his birthplace and former capital Almaty "look even better than before" after days of violent clashes between police and rioters damaged the city.
Tehran is wary of destabilisation in Central Asia, which could pose a threat to its economic and national security.
The country's former capital Almaty had been nearly completely offline since Wednesday, but local and foreign websites were accessible again on Monday.
Last week's protests sparked by fuel prices killed 164 people including 16 members of the police or national guard, with some 5,800 people detained, authorities say.
Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s office has said that order has been restored in the country, as troops from a Russian-led military alliance continue to guard 'strategic facilities.'
A total of 5,135 people have been detained since the violent protests shook the Central Asian country following a gas price hike.
Several residents crossing the Bugristoe border checkpoint into Russia have cited concerns over violent protests in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty.
Karim Massimov's detention comes days after he was fired amid violent protests sparked by a gas price hike.
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