Kazakh leader headed for huge election victory, exit polls show

Kazakh leader headed for huge election victory, exit polls show

ALMATY, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was headed for a landslide victory in a snap election on Sunday, according to exit polls, solidifying his grip on power less than a year after he sidelined his long-ruling predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev. The former diplomat, who came to power in 2019 as Nazarbayev’s hand-picked successor … Read more

Kazakhstan struggles to accommodate Russians fleeing war

Kazakhstan struggles to accommodate Russians fleeing war

ALMATY, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan is struggling to accommodate tens of thousands of Russians who have fled their homeland since Moscow announced a military mobilisation last week, officials say, but the Almaty government has no plans to close its border. Russian men, some with families, started crossing the world’s second-longest land border en masse … Read more

Kazakhstan says it won’t recognise referendums in eastern Ukraine

Kazakhstan says it won’t recognise referendums in eastern Ukraine

Members of an electoral commission wait for voters near a destroyed residential building on the third day of a referendum on the joining of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) to Russia, in Mariupol, Ukraine September 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ALMATY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan, … Read more

Russian call-up sparks exodus by some men as air fares soar

Russian call-up sparks exodus by some men as air fares soar

Air tickets from Moscow sell out Heavier traffic at Russia’s land borders ‘Panic demand’ for air tickets – source TBILISI/VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Some Russian men rushed for the borders on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation, with traffic at frontier crossings with Finland and Georgia surging and prices for … Read more

Pope says supplying weapons to Ukraine is morally acceptable for self defence

Pope says supplying weapons to Ukraine is morally acceptable for self defence

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Thursday said it was morally legitimate for nations to supply weapons to Ukraine to help the country defend itself from Russian aggression. Speaking to reporters aboard a plane returning from a three-day trip to Kazakhstan, … Read more

God does not back war, pope says in apparent criticism of Russian patriarch

God does not back war, pope says in apparent criticism of Russian patriarch

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NUR-SULTAN, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Wednesday that God does not guide religions towards war, an implicit criticism of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, who backs the invasion of Ukraine and has boycotted a conference of faith leaders. On his second day in Kazakhstan, … Read more

Europe braces for more cuts in Russian oil and gas exports

Europe braces for more cuts in Russian oil and gas exports

An interior view shows a new pumping station of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) near the city of Atyrau, Kazakhstan October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CPC says two of three mooring points (SPM) suspended One SPM can handle less than 70% of terminal capacity – sources … Read more

OPEC+ agrees tiny output rise in setback for Biden

OPEC+ agrees tiny output rise in setback for Biden

OPEC to raise output target by 100,000 bpd from Sept OPEC faces output problems to meet existing targets U.S. seeking higher OPEC production to counter Russia Biden trip, U.S arms sales failed to persuade DUBAI/LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – OPEC+ is set to raise its oil output goal by 100,000 barrels per day, an amount … Read more

Russian court orders halt to Caspian oil pipeline but exports still flow

Russian court orders halt to Caspian oil pipeline but exports still flow

An exterior view shows a new pumping station of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) near the city of Atyrau, Kazakhstan October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. CPC exports around 1.2 … Read more

Pope raps Russian ‘cruelty’ in Ukraine, says invasion violates nation’s rights

Pope raps Russian ‘cruelty’ in Ukraine, says invasion violates nation’s rights

Pope Francis addresses people as he arrives for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, June 8, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Pope praises Ukrainians for ‘heroic’ resistance Says war should not be seen in black and white terms Hopes to meet Russian Orthodox head Kirill in September … Read more