President Nazarbaev decrees switch to new Latin script, abolishing the Latin script he approved just months ago.
Negotiations underline the quandary of distributing Central Asia’s vast water resources fairly.
In Tajikistan as well, religious institutions and their followers wrestle with new restrictions.
No visas are needed, but logistical and psychological issues are hampering development of a major trading zone.
Astana reinforces its status as a no-go area for independent media, while ostensibly more open Kyrgyzstan cracks down on opposition TV station.
Case is part of long-running clash between one of Moldova’s richest men and the oil-rich Central Asian state.
Threatened with legal action -- and promised a pay rise -- ArcelorMittal workers end the country’s longest strike in years.
The specimen was so bizarre that scientists at first thought the fossil was a fake.
Rolls-Royce has already paid $800 million to settle allegations of corruption in several countries.
Government adds an unmet aid pledge to its list of grievances with Kazakhstan, although some progress made on border dispute.
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