76-year-old Nazarbayev is now the last surviving Soviet-era leader to still be in charge of one of the countries that emerged from the USSR.
Turkmenistan passed constitutional changes to prolong the presidential term of office.
The death of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov after 27 years in charge with no clear successor lined up plunges his homeland into uncertainty.
Kazakhstan has arrested 21 members of radical groups plotting terror attacks in public places.
In a melee of hooves and hands, a scrum of horseriders on the plains of Central Asia wrestle to get control of the ball.
The fourth Kazakh boxer in a row to win Olympic welterweight gold says a deep cut that will scar him for life will be a satisfying reminder of his Rio exploits.
Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated Uzbekistan's Shakhram Giyasov to win welterweight Olympic boxing gold in Rio.
Russian warplanes on Tuesday flew a bombing run from an Iranian airstrip against jihadist groups in war-torn Syria.
Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold their first meeting after Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.
Ukraine said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the US-based electric giant Westinghouse to build a nuclear fuel production unit.
Overshadowed by the Russian Olympic doping scandal, the sport of weightlifting has been waging its own battle against drug cheats.
Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev supported proposed constitutional changes that would limit the power of his office while expanding the mandate of the prime minister.
Dutch police, Europol and a coalition of cyber security firms launched a new website Monday to fight a surge in "ransomware".
Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov said 'we are very proud to be the first Central Asian country to serve on the council'.
Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus are to be suspended for one year by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
Kazakhstan sentenced a former minister to 14 years in prison for embezzling millions while heading Kazakhstan's preparations for EXPO-2017.
Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports.
Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final at the French Open.
Hairatan, the only crossing between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, is an ominous bellwether of economic activity in northern Afghanistan.
Kyrgyzstan's parliament unanimously endorsed a new government led by the country's sixth prime minister.