A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on July 21 of impeding the investigation into the bombing.
Four Kazakh citizens have been given prison sentences on terrorism charges in southern Kazakhstan.
Armenian officials say they expect their country to join the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EES) in October.
The embezzlement trial of Kazakhstan’s former deputy education minister began in Astana on July 16.
Foreign ministers from the five Central Asian countries and Japan are convening in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, for a conference known as the Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue.
Military exercises involving members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are taking place in Russia.
Turkmenistan has said it plans to "widen" diplomatic ties with Kyrgyzstan.
Police in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, have detained several protesting homeowners who had threatened to stage a hunger strike.
A court in Kazakhstan's western city of Atyrau has sentenced three police officers to prison terms of between one and two years for torturing a suspect.
A Kazakh man charged with obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing and joining a conspiracy with bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has gone on trial.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has named Almaty, Beijing, and Oslo as the finalists to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Kazakhstan is investing billions of dollars to boost its tourism sector. But the country has a long a way to go to become a popular destination for travelers.