More than 1,000 families returned to Kazakstan in the first six months of this year.
Mass release of detainees stirs hopes that international criticism may be working.
Although people are friendly, there are few job opportunities.
Women face years of loneliness and frustration when men seek work abroad.
More than half of all reported weddings in north east region involves a minor.
Tribal justice processes are the only remaining choice for most.
Praise for latest talks supporting peace negotiations between Kabul and the Taleban.
Global Voices: Asia
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.