The Union of Kazakhstan's Journalists has awarded Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov for his stance in a long-running battle between popular messaging service Telegram and the Russian authorities.
Iran has suggested it could be open to a compromise on a small rise in OPEC oil output after earlier rejecting a plan by Russia and Saudi Arabia to increase production in response to consumer concerns over rising prices.
Four journalists with the Uralskaya Nedelya newspaper in Kazakhstan's western city of Oral have been summoned to a police office and questioned about a video the media outlet posted on Facebook.
Russia and Saudi Arabia will ask OPEC to increase oil output by 1.5 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2018 to counter fears that U.S. sanctions on Iran could disrupt supplies.
The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbaev, arrived in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan on June 14 for a working visit, the Kazakh presidential website says.
Several heads of state gathered in the Chinese port city of Qingdao for a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on June 10. (Reuters, RU-RTR via AP)
Chinese President Xi Jinping ushered Pakistan and India into the political and economic bloc led by China and Russia at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the northern port of Qingdao.
Chinese President Xi Jingping has praised the "unity" of the Shanghai Cooperation Agreement (SCO) at the opening ceremony of the organization's summit in the coastal Chinese city of Quingdao.
Three spacefarers have blasted off from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan for a six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov is making his first official trip to China since taking office in November 2017.
A meningitis outbreak has killed 13 people in Kazakhstan's southern regions in recent months, the Central Asian country's Health Ministry says.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch is due to discuss consular-protection issues and U.S. visas during his June 3-9 trip to Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, the U.S. State Department says.