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New rules intended to stem flow of rural poor to urban areas.
10 May 10
Attempts to forge region-wide consensus undermined by continuing mistrust. By Daulet Kanagatuly in Almaty, Inga Sikorskaya and Dina Tokbaeva in Bishkek, and Lola Olimova in Dushanbe
30 Mar 10
Prosecutors investigating possible case of negligence after dam burst swamps village, killing 40. By Yana Bachevskaya in Taldykorgan, Daulet Kanagatuly and Nikolai Tsoy in Almaty
26 Mar 10
Compromise sought between American-style melting pot and monoethnic Kazak state. By Daulet Kanagatuly in Almaty
18 Mar 10
Regional customs arrangement as much about politics as about economics.
15 Jan 10
Nur Otan party celebrates decade as unassailable party of government, although analysts say it enjoys little real power.
11 Sep 09
Government changes mind and rules that passports can show ethnic origin after all.
3 Mar 09
Rights groups fear wider use of intercepts could erode civil liberties.
13 Feb 09