Kuwait asks its citizens in Kazakhstan to leave the country

Kuwait asks its citizens in Kazakhstan to leave the country
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The Kuwaiti embassy in Kazakhstan urged its citizens to leave the country 'for their safety' amid unrest
Kuwaitis urged its citizens to leave Kazakhstan [Getty]

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

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.

(Reuters)