The Kazakh and Chinese prime ministers met in the Kazakh capital Astana on December 14 as new deals worth some $14 billion were signed.
A Kazakh citizen prosecutors say fought alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine is being tried on charges of intentional and illegal participation in a military conflict abroad.
A senior government official visited a village in western Kazakhstan on December 12 to try to calm fears over fainting spells that residents believe are caused by toxic gas from a nearby oil field.
Three Central Asian languages have been included in Google's online translation system.
As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.
Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.
Kazakhstan will invite foreign companies to bid for the construction of new prisons in Central Asian nation, home to several gulag prison camps in the gulag system during the Soviet era.
Tens of thousands of Kyrgyz are changing their names to sound more Russian in the belief it will make their lives easier.
A Kazakh court has rejected a protest by relatives of a murdered opposition leader against the early release of an organizer of the murder.
China has reportedly freed an ethnic Mongol dissident, Hada, who has spent much of the last two decades behind bars.
Russia's state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand.
An employee of the Kyrgyz Embassy in Uzbekistan has been detained on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.