Kazakhstan orders state of emergency in Zhanaozen


Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Saturday ordered a state of emergency in the Caspian town of Zhanaozen after clashes between police and laid off oil workers killed at least 11 people. The state of emergency will last until January 5 to “ensure public safety, rebuilding law and order, and defending citizens’ rights and freedoms,” according to a decree posted on the president’s official website.