A Kazakh court has extended the pretrial house arrest for former Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov.
Media in the Muslim world have published a wide variety of reactions to the deadly attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
Kyrgyz border guards have detained three unidentified men they say entered the country illegally from China.
Tajik authorities say a man from the Central Asian nation has been killed while fighting alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
A new study says the Arctic must be off limits to oil and natural-gas extraction if the world is to meet a goal of keeping global temperature increases under 2 degrees Celsius.
Four patients suffering from a mysterious "sleeping disease" have been brought from the remote village of Kalachi to Kazakhstan's capital for treatment for the first time after the phenomenon became public in March 2013.
The Russian military says Russia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan will hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea for the first time this summer.
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will use Soviet-era documents from archives in Russia during talks aimed at delimiting the disputed border between the Central Asian nations.
Beijing and Almaty, the two remaining cities vying to host the 2022 Winter Games, have formally submitted their bid details to Olympic officials in the Swiss city of Lausanne.
Ukrainian officials say the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France plan to speak by telephone on January 9 as part of diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Police in Kazakhstan are now required by law to read suspects their rights, using a version of the U.S. Miranda warning, when making arrests.
The European Union's enlargement chief says the EU wants to pursue good relations with its Eastern Partnership countries but that each case must be viewed individually.