Tajikistan is taking over all but one of the schools run by the Shelale Education Organization after allegations that the group is linked to the Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen. Analysts are concerned that academics will suffer.
At the recent Astana Economic Forum, Nazarbayev said that Kazakhstan would raise more than $14 billion of investments in roads and railways, which may significantly boost wheat exports to Iran.
There was quite a scene at the last informal CIS Summit in Moscow, when Kyrgyz President Atambayev attacked his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov. But was Russia orchestrating the dispute?
Fifteen people, including four children, have died and more than sixty remain in hospitals as Azerbaijan’s beautification project ahead of the European Olympic Games produced a deadly fire in Baku.
The lands of the former Ottoman and Russian empires have been awash in commemorative anniversaries this year. The most prominent has been the centenary of the violence meted out by the Ottomans to their Armenian subjects in eastern Anatolia in 1915 after World War One erupted the previous year.