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The death of a young college student earlier this month has shocked Uzbekistan into greater awareness about the scale of bullying in the nation’s schools and energized the agenda for comprehensive reforms to the education system. Zhasur Ibragimov...
A young and former high-ranking state official in Tajikistan’s communications sector has learned to his cost the dangers of crossing elite big-hitters, particularly when they are related to the president. A court in Dushanbe this week sentenced...
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have steadily begun to build military ties, suggesting that Tashkent's thaw in relations with its Central Asian neighbors may even extend to such a sensitive area as military cooperation with its regional rival. A high-...
Kazakhstan has decided to profit from its natural cannabis riches and intends to start exporting hemp products to the Netherlands, Russia and China, TengriNews website has reported.  TengriNews on June 15 cited the Agriculture Ministry as...
Tajikistan’s all-powerful communications regulator, which is run by a relative of the president by marriage, may be adding another string to its bow by becoming a monopolist provider of courier services. Few in Tajikistan rely on traditional postage...
The National Bank of Kazakhstan has announced it is testing a mobile app to enable investors to buy and sell short-term debt obligations using blockchain — the same technology underlying cryptocurrencies like BitCoin. The National Bank said in a...
Officials with the security services and Interior Ministry in Kazakhstan this week detained a major industrialist that they say headed a criminal racketeering gang that terrorized business owners. KTK television station reported in a sensational...
Turkish businesses forced out of Uzbekistan during the rule of the late President Islam Karimov are expected to slowly begin reentering the market in the more evidence of a possible improvement in investment conditions. RFE/RL’s Uzbek service, Radio...
Security services in Kyrgyzstan have initiated a criminal case for “inciting ethnic hatred” against a journalist who reported on the spread of online xenophobia. On June 10, one day after that decision was announced, a court in the capital, Bishkek...
It only took so much time before Azerbaijan blamed Armenia for the scandalous abduction of an Azerbaijani journalist from Georgia, even though a senior Azerbaijani parliament member had just said that it was the Georgian and Azerbaijani...