The past two years or so have seen a conspicuous rise in female students and other young women in Kazakhstan who wear the hijab, and a spate of public disputes have even prompted the president to weigh in on the topic.
An earthquake hit northern Kyrgyzstan today. No casualties were reported.
The head of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) said the ongoing instability in Afghanistan poses a serious threat to Central Asia and foreign troops need to stay in that country.
The warden at a maximum-security prison in Kazakhstan has been fired after reports of prisoner abuse when prisoners were made to lie face down en masse for a lengthy period.
The leader of a Kazakh NGO has been jailed for 15 days for organizing a protest that saw hundreds of disgruntled homeowners rally in the capital, Astana.
The demonstrators are mortgage holders and investors in apartment projects who complain they have been double-crossed by banks and developers.
An inmate of a maximum security penitentiary in Kazakhstan's northern Aqmola Oblast has maimed himself to protest being held in solitary confinement.
The Interstate Council of the Eurasian Economic Community, the highest body of the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, is meeting today in Minsk.
A Kazakh prison official has denied a report that troops were deployed to a maximum-security jail.
A woman has been jailed for seven years for snatching a newborn baby from a maternity hospital in the Kazakh city of Almaty last year.
Dozens of residents of the village of Besaghash in Almaty Oblast's Talghar district staged a protest late on March 10 demanding the expulsion from the village of the family of the murder suspect, a man of Kurdish origin.
A ceremony was held today in Kazakhstan's southern town of Qyzylaghash to commemorate those who died in massive flooding one year ago.