Meanwhile, Kazakhstan almost sees a rare opposition protest.
Officials have made direct contact with the Taliban as a prelude to peace talks.
More details and tales of harsh treatment in Xinjiang’s internment camps leak out, as Beijing keeps silence.
Mirsaidov was swiftly arrested after complaining to the president about corruption. From Eurasianet.
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.
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