A glossy new magazine aims to bring the wealth of Central Asia's cultures to a wider audience in the West.
January 10, 2007 -- Kazakh legislators have approved prime-ministerial nominee Karim Masimov, who had the backing of President Nursultan Nazarbaev and his ruling Nur-Otan Party.
January 9, 2007 -- Kazakhstan's prosecutor-general has filed charges against 21 doctors and health officials in connection with an HIV outbreak that authorities blamed on negligence.
January 9, 2007 -- Kazakhstan's ruling Nur-Otan party today endorsed President Nursultan Nazarbaev's choice of Karim Masimov to be the country's next prime minister.
January 8, 2007 -- Kazakh Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov has resigned, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.
RFE/RL spoke to an expert with the UN's conservation agency to find out why new Caspian export quotas have been issued.
December 29, 2006 -- The Almaty administration today said it is prepared to render aid to victims of the earthquake in Kyrgyzstan earlier this week.
Drug-resistant TB continues to spread in the former Soviet Union, and experts fear the emergence of "extreme drug-resistant" strains.
December 27, 2006 -- The daily newspaper "Izvestiya Kazakhstan" reports today that the country's security service has broken up the Stepnogorsk zhamaat terrorist group that was active in the northern part of the country.
From fighting in Chechnya, Iraq, and Afghanistan to repression in Uzbekistan, Iran, and Belarus, human rights took a beating in 2006.
The Otan party has dominated the political scene since it was founded in early 1999, and as it absorbs other pro-presidential parties, this seem unlikely to change.
December 22, 2006 -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev is cutting short a visit to China due to the death of Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported.