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World Jan 09Kazakhstan says 164 killed in week of protests
Most of the deaths — 103 — were in Almaty, the country's largest city, where demonstrators seized government buildings and set some afire, according to the ministry…
World Jan 08Former anti-terror chief arrested over Kazakhstan protests
Authorities say security forces killed 26 demonstrators in this week’s unrest and that 18 law-enforcement officers died. More than 4,400 people have been arrested, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.
World Jan 06Dozens killed, thousands arrested in violent protests in Kazakhstan
Security forces in Kazakhstan killed dozens of protesters and 12 police officers died in an eruption of violence that saw demonstrators storm government buildings and set them on fire, authorities said Thursday.
World Jan 05Kazakhstan president’s home ablaze as protests escalate
Protesters in Kazakhstan's largest city stormed the presidential residence and the mayor's office Wednesday and set both on fire, according to news reports, as demonstrations sparked by a rise in fuel prices escalated sharply in the Central Asian nation.
World Oct 18Russia suspends its mission to NATO, foreign minister says
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the move is in response to last week's expulsion by NATO of eight members of Russia's mission to the military alliance.
Health Oct 16Russia’s daily COVID-19 deaths top 1,000 for first time
Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1,000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections.
World Sep 20Shooting at Russian university leaves 6 dead, 28 hurt
During the attack, students and staff at Perm State University locked themselves in rooms, and video posted on Russian news sites showed some students jumping out of second-story windows.
World Apr 21Over 1,000 reported arrested at Navalny rallies in Russia
Thousands of supporters of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny marched through central Moscow as part of nationwide demonstrations calling for his freedom as his health reportedly is in severe decline while on a hunger strike.
World Jan 31Russia arrests nearly 5,000 at wide protests backing Navalny
Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 4,500 people were…
World Jan 30Russia warns Navalny supporters not to attend Sunday protests
Navalny was arrested on Jan. 17 after flying back to Russia from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve-agent poisoning. His detention sparked nationwide protests one week ago in about 100 cities; nearly 4,000 people were reported…