A new U.S. report predicts that increasing water scarcity and other water-related problems could trigger conflicts between countries and lead to the failure of states in the coming decades.
At least 11 officials have now been charged in Kyrgyzstan over the purchase of some 9,000 tons of radioactive coal from neighboring Kazakhstan last fall.
Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus could reap a bonanza in transit fees as NATO brings home materiel from Afghanistan.
Cat owners from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan gathered in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, on March 18 to show off their prized pets.
A court in the Kazakh city of Almaty on March 19 extended the pretrial detentions of two opposition leaders for another month, until at least late April.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that the Eurasian Economic Community’s (EEC) member states had agreed to establish "the new Eurasian Union" by 2015.
A Kazakh independent journalist who has been released from pretrial detention says his pro-reform political views have not changed.
EU lawmakers have adopted a resolution in which they "strongly criticize the shortcomings and irregularities in the preparation and conduct" of the Russian presidential election earlier this month.
Kazakh journalist Igor Vinyavsky, who was arrested and charged with inciting social hatred and attempting to overthrow constitutional order, has been unexpectedly released from jail.
Kazakh authorities have permitted a dissident theater director to stage a play that indirectly addresses the problems in the western town of Zhanaozen, where at least 16 people were shot dead by police in mid-December.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev wants the country's filmmakers to produce more "patriotic movies."
At a government session on March 13, Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Masimov ordered geological exploration to seek deposits of shale gas in the country as soon as possible.