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A surprise transition which may have been planned for a long time.
How will Kazakstan’s leader be remembered for his 30 years in power?
The veteran leader is in no rush to give up real authority.
Converts try to keep a low profile amid growing uncertainty about their religion’s status.
What the fall of the Islamic State means for the region.
27 Jan 17
Experts say that religious experts must be co-opted into rehabilitation schemes.
27 Jan 17
Teenagers are left traumatised, with little recourse to official complaint.
20 Jan 17
Intelligence services prepare dossier of people criticising country’s leader online.
5 Jan 17
The toastmaster business is booming, but some fear celebratory excesses have gone too far.
16 Dec 16
Award-winners have published a range of groundbreaking stories.
14 Dec 16
Officials blame falling remittances but have failed to implement serious reforms.
9 Dec 16
State is focusing on new ways of dealing with the threat of radicalisation.
7 Dec 16
Initial moves towards reform have not convinced observers that the new leader will end a quarter of a century of dictatorial rule.
30 Nov 16
Human rights journalist in running for internationally recognised prize.
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