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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.
Controversial Czech firm pulls out of deal, raising questions about what comes next. From EurasiaNet.org.
Central Asian neighbors take steps toward closer ties in a region crying out for cross-border ventures.