The leaders of two authoritarian states in Central Asia are set to make a rare appearance at NATO's summit in Bucharest. What do they have to talk about?
UNAIDS chief Peter Piot looks ahead to a major international conference that will tackle the epidemic in Central Asia, Russia, and Eastern Europe.
The spring holiday has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years throughout Central Asia and in the Persian-influenced lands of the Middle East to honor new life.
Russia and China are the two biggest players in the neighborhood. But what recently looked like a powerful emerging alliance is showing signs of strain as Moscow and Beijing compete for access to the region's energy reserves.
A rare visit to Uzbekistan by the Turkmen president underscores improving relations. It also sheds light on how both gas-rich countries can profit by putting past divisions aside.
One of the worst winters in nearly four decades has Central Asians dreaming of spring. But warm weather could bring problems of its own.
Azerbaijani and Turkmen officials have resolved a lingering obstacle to improved trade ties during the latest round of talks on issues that include cooperation to develop Caspian energy resources.
Scores of portraits of late President Sapamurat Niyazov -- who created one of the world's most bizarre cults of personality -- are being removed from public. Yet there are concerns that his successor might be creating a personality cult of his own.
A UN-sponsored meeting of 19 Asian and European countries has pledged to prioritize infrastructure projects worth $43 billion to revitalize the ancient Silk Road joining the two continents.
A liter of gasoline used to cost Turkmen drivers about as much as a loaf of cheap bread. But a new rationing scheme marks the president's first departure from populism and could signal a true break with perks of the past.
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has announced the imminent release of 1,269 prisoners on the eve of a national holiday. But not a single jailed dissident or political activist made the list.
Political and diplomatic complications have long thwarted Western dreams of trans-Caspian pipelines to bypass Russia. Now, warming ties between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan are reviving them.