The decipherment of the mysterious writing system, which was in use from around 200 B.C. and 700 A.D., has revealed a previously unknown language.
"The Central Asian countries have made up their mind...that the fate of the region is in the hands of Russia and China," Niva Yau tells Newsweek.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to Central Asia as Russia's Ukraine invasion shakes Moscow's traditional dominance in the region.
Tajikistan, which declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, has demanded that Russia treat it with more respect than it currently does.
Scientists say they have discovered the origins of the Black Death in the Tian Shan mountains of Central Asia.
The sustainable stalemate is a myth, nothing more and nothing less.
Kazakhstan is truly committed to democratization and political reforms, which means we remain a trusted partner for the United States, the European Union and the wider international community.
The dual elections in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan offer crucial insights for Biden's approach toward to those critical neighbors of Russia—and vital corridors for China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.
"The Turkmen authorities have lived up to their reputation by adopting this extreme method for eradicating all information about the coronavirus," Reporters Without Borders' Jeanne Cavelier said.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was seen riding bicycles and horses, rocking out with instruments, lifting weights, bowling, firing rifles and driving donuts around the Gates of Hell.
The police found three laboratories producing forged documents, seals and stamps to help people cross borders illegally.
Insurgents for the group overran three checkpoints in night raids on Tuesday.
Kazakhstan was one of the last countries to keep the controversial alphabet ordered by Russia.
But the total number of civilian casualties actually decreased in 2017, the U.N. said.
Iran said ISIS will next focus on Central Asia, but it still has sway in parts of the Caucasus, the Gulf, North and sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.