The mother of a Kazakh penal-colony inmate is planning to sue the prison over a beating that she says left her son with brain damage.
The European Union plans to step up efforts to address "serious challenges to human rights" in Central Asia, according to a strategy document seen by RFE/RL.
An Uzbek citizen June 11 became the fifth person in New York to be charged with plotting to recruit U.S. fighters to join the Islamic State.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has decided to set up a reserve bank for reactor fuel in Kazakhstan, which countries could fall back on if they are cut off from the international uranium market.
A Russian Soyuz capsule returned three people to Earth on June 11 after a mishap with the spacecraft earlier this week affected the position of the orbiting International Space Station (ISS.)
Two compelling videos posted online appear to show instances of bride-snatching in Kazakhstan, where legislation does not prohibit the practice.
The Kazakh government will stop offering free lunches at secondary schools across the country from September, reportedly in favor of more targeted assistance programs, local media report.
Kazakhstan has finished negotiating the terms of a deal to join the World Trade Organization, capping 20 years of efforts to take part in the world of mainstream commerce.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has called for joint efforts to fight religious extremism around the world.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev a state honor for his contribution "in bilateral efforts to advance Eurasian integration processes."
RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, assembled a panel to discuss China's influence in Central Asia, how far it could expand, and what China's presence in Central Asia means to the geopolitics of the region.
Who is more likely to join IS, a dissatisfied theater patron or someone who can't pay their electric and gas bills?