Rustam Gulov was walking in Khudzhand, a city in Central Asia`s Tajikistan, when police detained him and took him to the station. By the time he came out, his beard had been shaved clean -- against his will.
Kazakhstan`s former intelligence head and an ex-bodyguard went on trial in Austria Tuesday in the latest installment of a complex tale of murder, suicide and power struggles inside the autocratic gas-rich Central Asian state.
US lawmakers have lauded Indian- origin American physicians for their role in passage of a bill by the Congress that reformulates the way physicians are reimbursed for a government health insurance for seniors.
Bringing the best of Pakistani fashion for the first time at the upcoming season of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), Pakistani designer Faiza Samee says her work has been influenced by her journey through Central Asian landscapes and the Ottoman courts.
The United States will remain committed and engaged in Central Asia after this year`s troop pullout from Afghanistan, US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said in ex-Soviet Uzbekistan on Wednesday.
Voters in Tajikistan, the poorest state in the former USSR, were on Wednesday expected to hand President Emomali Rakhmon an easy victory for a fourth term at the helm of his Central Asian state bordering Afghanistan.
India and China held their first official dialogue on Central Asia focusing on their "very similar" approaches in the strategically important region on issues like counter-terrorism, regional and energy security.