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Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Kuala Lumpur - Beijing was officially declared the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, narrowly beating Almaty, Kazakhstan by just four votes.

Rocket carrying Russian, Japanese, US crew docks with ISS

Baikonur - Astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States Thursday docked successfully with the International Space Station under six hours after they launched, NASA television showed.

Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS after delay

Baikonur - Three astronauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Thursday after a two-month delay caused by a Russian rocket failure.

Gennady Golovkin willing to engage Mayweather at 154 pounds

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has been fighting in the middleweight limit of 160 pounds for most of his career fights but he is willing to slide to 154 to land a lucrative fight against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather.

Kazakh man attempts to sit exam dressed as his girlfriend

A male student in Kazakhstan tried to help his girlfriend pass an important exam - by wearing a dress, wig and blouse, and trying to take the test for her.

Mystery disease has killed half the world's Saiga antelopes

The death toll from a mysterious disease that has hit the saiga antelope population of Central Asia has soared to around 120,000, all the deaths occurring in a period of about three weeks, according to government officials in Kazakhstan.

Op-Ed: Why Floyd Mayweather won't risk record against Gennady Golovkin

WBA (Super) & IBO Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has announced his intention to move down to 154 pound welterweight limit to entice unbeaten welterweight king Floyd Mayweather to consider him in choosing his next opponent.

Gennady Golovkin stops Willie Monroe in six

Reigning WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin defended his title with a TKO victory over Willie Monroe Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Kazakh president wins fifth term with nearly 98% of votes

Astana - Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Monday extended his grip on power in the oil-rich, ex-Soviet nation with 97.7 percent of ballots in an election slammed by Western observers as deeply flawed.

Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan's moderniser with an authoritarian streak

Astana - A shepherd's son who counts former British prime minister Tony Blair and Russian President Vladimir Putin among his admirers, Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev has overseen two decades of change in his Central Asian country, while remaining entrenched ...

Crushing re-election extends Kazakh president's quarter-century rule

Astana - Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev extended his quarter-century rule over the oil-rich, ex-Soviet republic with a crushing 97.7 percent of ballots in an election where opposition parties did not field a candidate, officials said Monday.

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev 'wins fifth term by a landslide'

Astana - Energy-rich Kazakhstan's incumbent strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev scored a crushing victory in Sunday's one-sided presidential ballot, taking 97.5 percent of the vote to win a fifth consecutive term, an exit poll showed.

Kazakhstan strongman Nazarbayev heads for poll victory after record turnout

Astana - Kazakhstan's Central Election Commission (CEC) claimed a record turnout of over 95 percent in Sunday presidential polls almost certain to re-elect 74-year-old strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kazakh elections Sunday set to extend Nazarbayev's rule

Astana - Citizens in energy-rich Kazakhstan will head to the polls Sunday for early elections almost certain to extend the quarter-century rule of incumbent 74-year-old President Nursultan Nazarbayev by another five years.

Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS for year-long mission

Baikonur - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three crew on board successfully docked at the International Space Station Saturday after blasting off from Kazakhstan, NASA said, launching a year-long mission on the orbiting outpost.

Soyuz spacecraft with Russian, U.S. astronauts docks at ISS

Baikonur - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three crew on board successfully docked with the International Space Station after blasting off from Kazakhstan, NASA said.

Putin calls for currency union with ex-Soviet allies

Astana - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for a single currency with the Kremlin's closest ex-Soviet allies despite fraying ties in the region which is struggling with the fallout from Moscow's economic crisis.

Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship

Dzhezkazgan - Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Thursday returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz space capsule after six months at the International Space Station.

Kazakhstan president calls early elections

Astana - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday set early elections for April 26 in a move that will almost certainly see the septuagenarian leader re-elected for another term in the energy-rich state."In the interests of the people...

Gennady Golovkin remains unbeaten with TKO win against Murray

Reigning WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin defended his title with a TKO victory over Martin Murray of England Saturday at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo.
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