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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.
6 Sep 16
The late leader leaves a tainted legacy and no evident successor.
5 Sep 16
Looking back at images of life in the quarter-century since independence.
2 Sep 16
Rumours circulate that funeral preparations have already begun.
31 Aug 16
The authoritarian system built over 25 years may outlast any one leader.
25 Aug 16
The planned cascade of plants seems doomed as investment collapses.
11 Aug 16
There is little state provision for a particularly vulnerable sector of the population.
3 Aug 16
How one artist is trying to stir public debate through humour.
28 Jul 16
Government needs to tackle specific risks, not get distracted by conspiracy theories.
17 Jul 16
Once the preserve of rural communities, imams are now providing counselling in urban areas.
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