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Kazakh Violence Spreads to Second Town

Violence between striking workers and authorities in western Kazakhstan spread over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 14, the country’s general prosecutor announced on Sunday.
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Kazakh town in 'state of emergency'

Kazakh town in 'state of emergency' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A state of emergency has been declared in the western Kazakh town of Zhanaozen a day after clashes between strikers and police left at least 11 dead.
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OSCE: US to Push for Rapid-Reaction Diplomacy in Central Asia

OSCE: US to Push for Rapid-Reaction Diplomacy in Central Asia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
US and European Union diplomats will be looking to reinvigorate the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe when a Ministerial Council meeting convenes in Vilnius, Lithuania, on December 6...
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South Ossetia Divided Over Its Post-Kokoity Future

Separatist South Ossetia, best known as Russia and Georgia's 2008 battlefield, is undecided about its future.
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Train fire as Kazakh unrest grows

Train fire as Kazakh unrest grows | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
One person is shot dead and 11 injured in clashes with police in western Kazakhstan after protesters try to block a railway line, prosecutors say.
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Kazakhstan: The Perils of Spinning in Central Asia

Some people have no sense of irony.How can you whitewash a corrupt autocracy’s dodgy credentials, while passing yourself off as a news operation, and then complain you got cheated, alleging corruptio...
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Azerbaijan: Baku Takes Controversial Action to Shield against Iranian Meddling

On the eve of an Amnesty International report that takes Azerbaijan to task for restrictions on individual liberty, Azerbaijani legislators on November 15 imposed stiff state controls on religious act...
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Kisses for Karimov - Tom Malinowski

Kisses for Karimov - Tom Malinowski | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Uzbekistan's dictator is another Qaddafi-in-waiting. Realism is one thing, but the United States can't be afraid to call the devil by his name.

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