By his estimate, journalist Yusuf Ruzimurodov loaded 8.5 million bricks while doing time as a prisoner or conscience in Uzbekistan -- and he's cool with that.
Astana hopes its deployment of peacekeepers to Lebanon is less eventful than the last time Kazakhstan sent a sizable group of peacekeepers abroad.
A senior cleric wants to make examples of "several" currency exchangers by putting them to death with the rial plummeting.
Iranian journalists have criticized a government offer to provide 100 of them with free Internet, saying they'd reject such a privilege because unrestricted Internet is everyone's right.
Authorities in the Uzbek province of Andijon have warned residents against complaining to inspectors from the president's office who are visiting the region, and "usual complainers" got special attention.
Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev is back in politics and wasted no time criticizing his own pick to succeed him as president.
Uzbekistan has offered to host peace negotiations between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban.
This latest session of the Majlis explored the ties Iran and Arabic countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have with the five Central Asian states.
Turkmenistan's parliamentary elections are usually meaningless events, but there are some interesting aspects to the March 25 vote. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.)
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has accused Iran of "mucking around" in Iraq's parliamentary elections, in which Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is seeking another term in office in May.
People in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan hope the landmark package of agreements signed between the two countries will bring many positive changes to their everyday lives.