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Astana reinforces its status as a no-go area for independent media, while ostensibly more open Kyrgyzstan cracks down on opposition TV station.
Troubled region welcomes readiness to address longstanding grievances on both sides.
The popular ex-mufti insists that polygamy is tradition, sparking a debate on the role of Islam in the officially secular state.
Although no longer endangered, snow leopards remain on the list of threatened species.
Self-professed psychics claimed the spirit world demanded the return of the centuries-old woman’s preserved remains.
Government adds an unmet aid pledge to its list of grievances with Kazakhstan, although some progress made on border dispute.
Observers note procedural problems, praise orderly transfer of power.
Some Kyrgyz claim Kazakhstan is hampering border traffic in retaliation for their president’s verbal assaults on the Kazakh leader.
The arrest of Kanatbek Isayev might serve as a way to discredit one of the election frontrunners.
Nursultan Nazarbaev’s talk with a Kyrgyz opposition candidate sparks row between the Central Asian neighbors.