In Kazakhstan, dozens of people struggling with the spiraling costs of their foreign currency mortgages have demonstrated in the country's largest city, Almaty.
European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini signed a deal on closer ties with Kazakhstan at a meeting with foreign ministers from the five post-Soviet Central Asian republics. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed Moscow's links with Kazakhstan just hours before Astana signed a deal on closer ties with the European Union.
The central bank in Azerbaijan has abandoned its currency peg and floated the manat, following a similar move by Kazakhstan earlier this year.
Police in Almaty, Kazakhstan have searched the apartments and offices of two journalists of the independent investigative website Nakanune.kz, including the site's owner and a correspondent. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
In a refugee camp in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, a small group of people is remembering a day few in the world know about.
A Lithuanian court has released on bail the brother-in-law of fugitive Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov.
People across Kazakhstan are marking the country's Independence Day holiday while activists are also holding special events to commemorate the deaths of demonstrators during protest actions.
Kazakhstan's national currency, the tenge, has reached a new low against the dollar as Central Asia's largest economy struggles with the continued sinking of global oil prices and the impact of Russia's economic crisis.
Three astronauts returned from the International Space Station after nearly five months in space on December 11.
Kazakhstan's former Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on corruption charges.
A court in Kazakhstan has sentenced a pro-Russian activist to four years in prison on hatred charges.