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Police arrive in central Almaty to disperse a protest about currency devaluation. February 15, 2014. (Photo: Vladimir Tretyakov)
25 Feb 14
Anti-government rallies small, but analysts still see them as significant.
Svetlana Romanovskaya is pushing for tougher legislation on forced marriage. (Photo courtesy S. Romanovskaya)
20 Feb 14
Lawmaker says tougher methods needed to deal with “traditional” abductions.
Kairat Baitolla-Uly (left) arrived from China in 1998, and now works on behalf of returning Kazak diaspora members like himself. (Photo: Gaziza Baituova)
11 Feb 14
Government grants and fast-track citizenship will no longer be offered as standard.
A newspaper kiosk in Kazakstan. (Photo: Irina Mednikova)
10 Jan 14
Worn down by penalties for minor infringements, the independent press is being quietly stifled.
Gulmira Birjanova. (Photo courtesy of G Birjanova)
11 Dec 13
Comment: Draconian laws made for the press now being turned on web users.
Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan at the signing ceremony with Viktor Khristenko, head of the Eurasian Economic Commission, on November 6. (Photo: Photolure agency)
14 Nov 13
Joining a former Soviet trading bloc could mean higher prices for most imported goods.
30 Oct 13
New group wants end to “toxic” Baikonur launches, but its agenda may be more political than environmental.
Natalya Yantsen, director of the Foundation for Building a Culture of Taxation, an NGO in Kazakstan. (Photo courtesy of N. Yantsen)
24 Oct 13
Long-awaited legislation on state funding fails to address issues of concern.
11 Oct 13
Practice of forcing people to subscribe to newspapers they don’t want has to stop.
1 Oct 13
Legislation from 2010 has improved police action on domestic violence, but victims find it hard to claim a fair legal settlement afterwards.