Kuwait asks its citizens in Kazakhstan to leave the country

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The Kuwaiti embassy in Kazakhstan asked Kuwaitis in the Central Asian country to leave “for their safety”, state news agency (KUNA) reported on Friday.

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It also urged Kuwaitis who wanted to travel to Kazakhstan to postpone their plans “because of the emergency status” continuing in the country.


Demonstrations that began recently in Kazakhstan came as a response to a fuel price hike have swelled into a broad movement against the government and ex-leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, 81, the longest-serving ruler of any former Soviet state.

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