Starting this academic year, a number of Astana schools will use the Latin alphabet to teach the Kazakh language, say officials.
The main goal of the event is to preserve historical values and transfer them to new generations, said the Astana government.
The jihadist leader warned his deputies -- one of whom was killed days later -- of an approaching rebellion by group members.
The Kazakh government is looking for police reforms to emulate. Georgia might serve as an example.
Certain hujras flouted the law by hiring teachers who had no legal right to teach children and lacked religious education themselves. Some teachers used starvation and solitary confinement as punishments against children.
Newly manufactured weapons from Russia, including sniper rifles and explosives, keep finding their way into the hands of the Afghan Taliban.
The artwork has 'enlivened the city', said one comment online.
The joint project, launched by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Azerbaijan, has set up a multi-country tour for visitors seeking to sightsee along the ancient Silk Road.
Tajikistan's Supreme Court this month upheld the sentences of nine members of the Nasriddinov family who attempted to join IS in Syria last year. The other 19 members of the family reached their destination.
The Fighting Extremism Act, which comes into effect November 1, provides a specific definition of extremism and prescribes ways to fight it across the country.
Many residents see no reason to keep names ending in -ov or -ev 27 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.
The Kremlin has been trying to derail an ongoing investigation into the Syrian regime's use of outlawed chemical weapons against civilians, but the amount of documentation is impossible to ignore.
Fund planners are hoping to raise more than 1 billion KZT ($2.9 million) each year made up in part from individuals convicted of criminal offences.
Not one child should go without an education, the organisers say.
The 3rd iteration of the event is expected to draw 60,000 people this year, and officials hope the games will boost the country's image abroad.
Representatives from the Kazakh Chamber of International Commerce, Kazakhstan Railways, Kazakh-Export, Kazakh-Invest, and others attended a trade event to seek out deals with Afghanistan.
Tajikistan had counted on Gazprom to help to extract its proven reserves. Instead, the Kremlin-backed company drilled one well in nine years and decided to abandon the country, says Dushanbe.
Russia's presence on Georgian and Ukrainian territory is fueling growing concerns in Central Asia about Kremlin interference.
Foreign tourists now face less red tape when visiting Samarkand and other historic cities in Uzbekistan.
Recently designated a city of 'national significance', Shymkent is looking at ways to develop its economy.
The award-winning film is expected to screen this November in five US cities, including Los Angeles and New York, and could be shown in more cities based on demand.
Following a brutal attack on a group of tourists claimed by IS, regional and international allies stand ready to help Tajikistan fight the extremist threat.
Tajik national Tolib Khasanov is the most recent farmer to sign with Ecolog International, which delivered more than 2,000 tonnes of food from southern Tajikistan in 2017 to feed the troops.
The international trade fair especially highlighted ties between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.