Soldiers have started a military operation to clear the streets of Kazakhstan’s commercial capital and largest city, threatening to shoot on sight anyone that ventures abroad. But are the reports real?
In Kazakhstan the Russian-dominated military alliance is conducting its first military intervention since its foundation 30 years ago.
Moscow-led security alliance of five ex-Soviet states has agreed to send peacekeepers to Kazakhstan where the protests have got beyond the control of the authorities.
Day sees protesters seize Almaty airport. Tokayev strips predecessor Nazarbayev of state security post and speaks to Russian and Belarusian counterparts to discuss response to turmoil. Moscow-led CSTO to send peacekeepers.
In largest city Almaty thousands clash with riot police. President says officials will meet to discuss protesters’ “socio-economic demands”.
Prison census finds number of journalists jailed around the world in 2021 hit a new record.
Historic efforts to combat the problem bring back memories of a dark episode in the country's history.
The monetary policy committee of the National Bank of Georgia increased the refinancing rate rate by 0.5 pp to 10.5%.
Problem with US wish to resurrect JCPOA is even if sanctions against Tehran were lifted, it is unlikely many foreign investors would return to Iran as they will fear that the next American president will reimpose the measures.
Azerbaijan ordered to prevent incitement of racial hatred against Armenians and protect Armenian prisoners of war.
Europe claims Iran has walked back diplomatic progress. US says Tehran has no “constructive proposals”. Iran insists its demands are in line with the 2015 agreement.
Bloc’s giant investment offer may appeal to countries worried by Chinese “debt-trap diplomacy”. Beijing warns against geopoliticising infrastructure.
Central Election Commission accused of fraud with claims that votes were stolen during 40-minute malfunction of tabulation monitor.
With Iran’s rial typically suffering only bad news given US sanctions, day-trippers didn’t need telling twice to make journey to bag some bargains.
Road renamings celebrate historic Iranian links to the South Caucasus, as well as jailed Shiite group.
Former president agrees to end protest after he was transferred from a prison hospital, where he claims he was being abused by fellow inmates and not receiving appropriate medical treatment.
Azerbaijan and Armenia agree a ceasefire to end a large-scale Azerbaijani offensive against Armenian territory.
Tehran said to be expecting geopolitical payoff by giving up control of field that makes Iran holder of world’s biggest gas reserves.
Disappearing glaciers leading to a loss of meltwater, leaving beekeepers high and dry.
Deputy PM says climate in Central Asia changing twice as fast as in other regions due to the drying up of the Aral Sea.