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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.
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.
Hairatan, the only crossing between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, is an ominous bellwether of economic activity in northern Afghanistan.
Now authorities across ex-Soviet Central Asia are facing an unexpected legitimacy test as falling oil prices and Russia's recession.
Tajikistan is to hold a referendum in May that is expected to let President Emomali Rakhmon stay in office.
According to Senior Research Fellow at the Kazakhstani Institute of Strategic Studies Dauren Aben, Kazakhstan needs to increase security at its nuclear facilities to safeguard them from the ISIS.
Kazakhstan plans to simplify visa procedures for 34 OECD countries, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore and Monaco.
Tajikistan has tightened restrictions on celebrations of the traditional festive season in schools in the Central Asian country, banning Christmas trees and gift-giving.
Tajikistan's parliament on Wednesday unanimously voted to grant President Emomali Rakhmon the title 'Leader of the Nation' for life.
American billionaire Jim Rogers is thinking about investing in Kazakhstan, a country he visited in October.
According to Kazakhstan’s political scientist and Director of Kazakhstani Institute of Strategic Studies Yerlan Karin, Russian plane shot down by Turkey is a point of no return in the Syrian crisis.
According to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei, Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization may hamper the development of the Eurasian Economic Union.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Queen Elizabeth II during his official visit to the United Kingdom.
Kazakhstani B-Boy from Astana Nikolai Chernikov, aka Killa Kolya, took part in the Red Bull BC One Italy World Final in Rome.
Figure skater from Kazakhstan Elizabeth Tursynbayeva, 15, finished 7th at Skate Canada International ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
The resignation of Kairat Kelimbetov from the post of the National Bank governor and a prompt appointment of Daniyar Akishev have raised conflicting feelings both in the media and among general public.
Kazakhstanis were laying flowers in front of the Russian Embassy and Consulate General in Almaty and Astana expressing their deep condolences to families of the victims of Airbus 321 crash.
Kazakhstan central bank Governor Kairat Kelimbetov was dismissed, Daniyar Akishev has been appointed as new National Bank Governor.
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