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Almaty, Kazakstan's commercial centre: the country has Central Asia's highest rate of internet penetration. (Photo: Andrei Shevelev/Flickr)
15 Feb 16
Experts warn that online access will be imperilled if new laws are put into effect.
18 Dec 15
Stigma and legal loopholes mean that many women suffer in silence.
4 Dec 15
Attempts to block or amend contentious bill come to nothing.
30 Nov 15
Police try to engineer Soviet-style forcible confinement in psychiatric hospital.
27 Nov 15
Four years' absence will make it hard for LiveJournal to claw back its fans.
17 Nov 15
At least 400 Kazak nationals believed to be in Syria or Iraq.
10 Nov 15
Despite relatively progressive legislation, women still find themselves marginalised.
Kyrgyz prime minister Temir Sariev (right) with Kazak deputy prime minister Bakytjan Sagintaev at the ceremony marking the official end of customs procedures, August 12, 2015. (Photo: Kyrgyz government website)
25 Aug 15
Exporters say customs controls with Kazakstan remain in place despite launch of free trade rules.
President Nursultan Nazarbaev. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
18 May 15
Keeping everyone guessing helps ensure President Nazarbaev’s position is unassailable.
6 May 15
Legal system has been slow to enforce payment orders on wayward ex-husbands.