Although the custom can lead to years in prison, women are still regularly forced into marriage.
An unusual storm made breathing difficult and raised fears of crop damage as dust and salt from the desiccated Aral Sea spread over hundreds of kilometers.
As Uzbekistan begins phasing out use of forced labor to pick cotton, glare falls on its Central Asian neighbor.
UK court ruling saw $22 billion worth of state assets being frozen in a highly unusual case.
A Kazakh actress and a Polish director win prestigious awards at the film festival; other films from region explore sensitive social issues.
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