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Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan. ©akorda.kz Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir 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.
23 сентября 2016
Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule Turkmenistan passed constitutional changes to prolong the presidential term of office.
14 сентября 2016
Strongman's death stirs uncertainty in Uzbekistan and region The death of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov after 27 years in charge with no clear successor lined up plunges his homeland into uncertainty.
05 сентября 2016
Photo courtesy of utniknews-uz.com Kazakhstan arrests 21 suspected of plotting terrorist attacks Kazakhstan has arrested 21 members of radical groups plotting terror attacks in public places.
31 августа 2016
Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games In a melee of hooves and hands, a scrum of horseriders on the plains of Central Asia wrestle to get control of the ball.
29 августа 2016
Olympics: Kazakh boxing golden boy has scar to show for it 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.
18 августа 2016
Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov, boxer. ©Reuters Olympics: Kazakh Yeleussinov wins welterweight gold Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov defeated Uzbekistan's Shakhram Giyasov to win welterweight Olympic boxing gold in Rio.
18 августа 2016
Russia announces first Syria strikes from Iran base Russian warplanes on Tuesday flew a bombing run from an Iranian airstrip against jihadist groups in war-torn Syria.
16 августа 2016
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo courtesy of tccb.gov.tr Russia-Turkey feud: from jet downing to making up Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold their first meeting after Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.
09 августа 2016
Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal Ukraine said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the US-based electric giant Westinghouse to build a nuclear fuel production unit.
05 августа 2016
Gold medal of Rio Olympics. Photo courtesy of news.e23.cn Olympics: Weightlifting's doping crackdown for Rio Overshadowed by the Russian Olympic doping scandal, the sport of weightlifting has been waging its own battle against drug cheats.
02 августа 2016
Almazbek Atambayev. ©RIA Novosti Kyrgyzstan's president backs referendum on constitution 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.
01 августа 2016
Photo courtesy of Macster.ru Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat Dutch police, Europol and a coalition of cyber security firms launched a new website Monday to fight a surge in "ransomware".
27 июля 2016
Kazakhstan, Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia win UN council seats Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov said 'we are very proud to be the first Central Asian country to serve on the council'.
01 июля 2016
Photo courtesy of drugsmart.com Kazakhstan weightlifting team facing Rio ban over doping Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus are to be suspended for one year by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
23 июня 2016
Talgat Ermegiyayev  (С). ©Tengrinews Kazakhstan jails international expo organiser for corruption Kazakhstan sentenced a former minister to 14 years in prison for embezzling millions while heading Kazakhstan's preparations for EXPO-2017.
13 июня 2016
Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports.
07 июня 2016
Tennis: Putintseva makes first Grand Slam quarter-final Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final at the French Open.
01 июня 2016
Hairatan. Photo courtesy of fglkabul.com No work, no trade on empty Silk Road in northern Afghanistan Hairatan, the only crossing between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, is an ominous bellwether of economic activity in northern Afghanistan.
25 мая 2016
Kyrgyz Parliament. Photo courtesy of platforma.kg Kyrgyz parliament confirms new PM, government Kyrgyzstan's parliament unanimously endorsed a new government led by the country's sixth prime minister.
13 апреля 2016

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