The topic of this week's Majlis was the latest summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on June 9.
The leaders of China, Russia, and several former Soviet-bloc countries gathered in Kazakhstan as a regional security group expanded to include India and Pakistan.
Kyrgyzstan's Interior Ministry is probing alleged bullying of foreign students by local Kyrgyz youths at a university in the central city of Naryn.
Pakistan and India have become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), expanding the regional security grouping into South Asia.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana and told him that China had become a "major partner" of the Central Asian country in recent years."
A Kazakh citizen has been arrested in Uzbekistan over what local authorities said were two extremist videos found on his mobile phone.
Russia has sent a U.S. satellite into space atop a Proton rocket, in the first launch of one of the workhorses of Moscow's space program in a year following a series of setbacks.
India and Pakistan are expected to be declared full-fledged members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at a summit of the regional security group in the Kazakh capital, Astana.
A court in Kazakhstan has sentenced fugitive tycoon and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov to 20 years in prison, after an in-absentia trial Ablyazov called "a farce."
The World Bank has forecast Russian economic growth at a 1.3 percent rate in 2017, helped by improving consumption in the country, which is recovering from a two-year recession.
The topic of this week’s Majlis podcast was the Central Asians who made their way to Syria and Iraq to join with militant groups fighting in those two countries.
The next round of Syria peace talks will be held in the Kazakh capital of Astana on June 12-13, Russian news agencies report, citing the Syrian ambassador to Moscow.