Recent Stories

4 Oct 12
Unlike in other Central Asia republics, multiple factions rather than one strong state are undermining media freedom, say journalists.
14 Mar 12
Kazakstan’s former capital has become a magnet for ambitious young Central Asians, attracted not just by opportunities but also by welcoming environment.
29 Feb 12
December violence used as stick to beat government critics who complained about it.
14 Feb 12
Anonymous web postings used to counter online dissent through argument, distraction or abusive comments.
2 Feb 12
Prejudicе, abuse and fear of attacks keeps LGBT community in shadows.
21 Dec 11
Moscow will find it hard to claw back former economic dominance as China moves into Central Asian region.
19 Dec 11
At least 14 die as police fire on demonstrators while Central Asian state celebrates two decades of independence.
15 Dec 11
Political tensions, trade rules and simple corruption make travel between Central Asian states a complex and unpleasant business.
7 Dec 11
Managing succession when veteran leaders leave the stage is greatest risk factor for region's stability, leading American expert says.
21 Nov 11
Roza Otunbaeva recalls difficult times as head of state.