Kazakhstan is joining the international community in criminalising airplane hijackings and other aviation related crimes.
The number of foreign fighters flowing into Iraq and Syria each month has declined to about 100 from a peak of about 1,500 three years ago.
The new patrol police will assist the public while maintaining 'zero tolerance' for corruption.
Central Asian states have been experiencing a visible decline in the quality of learning since independence, observers warn. Early intervention is key to reversing the trend.
Kazakhstan marked the official opening of the work of the Astana Hub International Technology Park of IT Startups.
Technology can play an important role in increasing transparency, accountability and public confidence in elections, President Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
Russia's claims of shared interests in Central Asian energy deals rings hollow when it comes to the strategic gas industry, observers say.
Facing injustice, racism and extortion in Russia, more Central Asian migrants are looking for a better life in Kazakhstan.
Russia is trying to forget the brutal period of former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, but activists and relatives of the victims are keeping the memory alive.