Recent Stories

13 Jan 14
Officials concerned that terms for joining Customs Union could do more bad than good.
27 Sep 12
Bullying, low morale and underfunding leave conscript forces in poor shape.
24 May 12
Islamic dress becomes more popular in previously secular urban communities.
6 Jan 12
In Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, police and politicians recruit women as professional campaigners or just as troublemakers.
10 Feb 11
Reduced prices at pumps offset by wider economic problems.
29 Nov 10
As foreign grants dwindle, NGOs turn to cash-strapped government.
5 Nov 10
Hardship forces children to neglect schooling and go out to work.
21 Sep 10
Obvious benefits to good trading terms with Russia and Kazakstan, but economists see pitfalls as well.
23 Aug 10
Funding details to be confirmed after election produces new government.
11 Jun 10
Minor fistfight erupts into worst bloodshed seen in two decades.