Critics say the election is unlikely to be free or fair. Human Rights Watch says "the transition has been carefully orchestrated and highly controlled".
We’re entering an unpredictable era where lack of certainty is the only constant - this is a key takeaway from two packed and inspiring days at the Astana Economic Forum.
Some people at the annual Eurasian Media Forum believe artificial intelligence will cause the next "renaissance of humanity" but others think this will come at the cost of serious inequality. Witness the debate in this feature of Focus.
World politics, global overconsumption, the arrival of artificial intelligence, and a peek into the blogosphere - the 2019 Eurasian Media Forum Kazakhstan doesn’t shy away from asking big questions.
‘The world today: Transforming reality?’ The theme for the 2019 Eurasian Media Forum poses a big question. The summit, taking place on 22nd to 24th May in Almaty, Kazakhstan, digs deep into the key issues facing the media today.
Kazakhstan's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly announced his resignation in a televised addressed nearly 30 years since taking office.
Adventures travels to Shymbulak near Almaty in Kazakhstan to test some of the many winter sports on offer.
Aventures takes to the sleigh to experience dog sledding in Kazakhstan.
Festival pitches itself as major forum for co-productions in the former Kazakh capital, the cradle of Soviet cinema with a long tradition of filmmaking.
Miles of white beaches, sand dunes and blue water. The Caspian Sea offers truly unexpected views. A hundred kilometers from the shore of this sea, which is actually a lake, you can go into a completely different world, including the Torysh Valley, a huge desert expanse of mysterious round stones.
The Torysh Valley is strewn with round-shaped rocks and stones of varying dimensions: from spheres that you can hold in one hand to those that reach up to 3 meters in diameter. There are no studies that prove the exact process of formation of these spheres, but they probably have a volcanic origin.
Burabay National Park takes its name from the lake and the town nearby. Wild nature, in a mosaic of hills, steppes, forests and lakes, stretches for 835 square kilometers. One of the best ways to enjoy this wild nature is on horse back, while there is also a diverse abundance of flora and fauna.
Vladimir Zemblevskiy, a falconer who has been working with birds for 40 years, showed Euronews how a hunt takes place with a 5-year-old male golden eagle in the steppe, not far from Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
Euronews visits Shymbulak, one of the most popular ski resorts in Kazakhstan, not far from Almaty. From December to April it is the winter sports kingdom. In the summer, the mountains turn into a paradise for lovers of hiking and mountain biking, or for exploring the nearby steppes with a buggy.
Just forty minutes from the center of Almaty is the Medeu Alpine sports complex, where you can take the cableway to reach Shymbulak, a natural park and the most popular ski resort of Kazakhstan. In the summer season, the mountains turn into a paradise for lovers of hiking and mountain biking.
The convention sees five nations - Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan – agree to the status of the disputed body of water.
How International Couturiers are Globalizing the French Fashion Tradition.
Regional music takes centre stage at Star of Asia festival in Kazakhstan, featuring folk metal music and other music fusion, including local boy band Mad Men
A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan
The last episode in our current series of Postcards takes us to a popular wine growing part of the Kazakh region of Almaty.
Sacha Baron Cohen intervenes after incident in Kazakh capital
The modern and the ancient have come together in the creation of a new centre of excellence in Almaty
A large part of the Kazakh city's historic centre has recently been given a revamp
Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia launch their new Silk Road Rail line linking Europe to China.
Kaindy Lake in the Kazakh region of Almaty is famous for birch trees that stick out of the water
The spectacular Charyn Canyon is a major attraction, about 200 kilometres east of Almaty city