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2017-11-17 | Terrorism
2017-11-17 | Terrorism

'Islamic State' left clinging to scraps in Iraq and Syria

The group has lost 95% of the cross-border 'caliphate' it declared in Iraq and Syria in 2014.


2017-11-17 | Diplomacy
2017-11-17 | Diplomacy

Nazarbayev calls for joint efforts to ensure regional security

Integration of Central Asian states will help improve security and prosperity in the region, predicts Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev.


2017-11-17 | Terrorism
2017-11-17 | Terrorism

Kazakhstan hunts for online, printed extremist material

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society is scanning the internet, including social media, and bookstores for banned content.


2017-11-16 | Security
2017-11-16 | Security

Russia caught spreading 'barrage of lies' on social media

The Russian Ministry of Defence attempted to pass off images from a video game as 'proof' the US military was aiding militants. Social media users debunked Moscow's claims.


2017-11-16 | Women's Rights
2017-11-16 | Women's Rights

Hijab-wearing women in Kyrgyzstan defy Muslim stereotypes

Challenging stereotypes, self-proclaimed religious women who choose to wear the hijab are becoming business owners, working in professional jobs and taking part in sports.


2017-11-15 | Crime & Justice
2017-11-15 | Crime & Justice

Kazakhstan busts suspects accused of trafficking drugs on 'dark web'

Authorities are keeping a close eye on a shadowy part of the internet that requires special software to access, making it an ideal platform for criminals of all sorts.


2017-11-14 | Terrorism
2017-11-14 | Terrorism

Central Asians among assailants in 2016 Istanbul airport attack

The trial has begun for 46 suspects accused of being involved in the deadly attack.


2017-11-14 | Science & Technology
2017-11-14 | Science & Technology

With help from USAID, Kyrgyz women take leading role in vegetable farming

Greenhouses are extending the growing season and diversifying the crops produced in Kyrgyzstan's mountainous areas.


2017-11-13 | Diplomacy
2017-11-13 | Diplomacy

Central Asian states sign co-operation agreement at EU annual meeting

EU concerns include preventing youth radicalisation, the Iranian nuclear programme and achieving stability in Afghanistan, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.


2017-11-13 | Economy
2017-11-13 | Economy

Expanding agricultural exports, Uzbekistan starts shipping melons to the US

Uzbekistan prides itself on its diverse melons and other agricultural products, and hopes to make inroads into a new American market.


2017-11-10 | Terrorism
2017-11-10 | Terrorism

Newly released bin Laden documents shed light on al-Qaeda-Iran relations

Senior al-Qaeda leaders' apparent ability to function under Iranian protection supports claims that Tehran and bin Laden had a working relationship.


2017-11-09 | Diplomacy
2017-11-09 | Diplomacy

'American Space' opens its doors in Almaty

The US Consulate General teamed with private businesses to open a new collaborative community centre.


2017-11-08 | Terrorism
2017-11-08 | Terrorism

Extremist inmates need customised rehabilitation programmes: expert

One study of convicted extremists in Central Asia, concluded this year, found gender-specific motivations among men and women.


2017-11-07 | Crime & Justice
2017-11-07 | Crime & Justice

Kyrgyz prison workers receive UN training to rehabilitate convicted extremists

The UN is helping rehabilitate convicted extremists, observers say.


2017-11-06 | Terrorism
2017-11-06 | Terrorism

Migration key commonality among Central Asia's terror attackers

Uzbekistani national Sayfullo Saipov, accused of killing eight people in New York, is one of four Central Asians implicated in or guilty of terrorist attacks around the world this year.


2017-11-03 | Security
2017-11-03 | Security

US deemed 'key partner' in Kazakhstan's fight against drug trafficking

Among a number of initiatives, a US-funded centre in Almaty trains Kazakhstani police how to handle K9 dogs search for illegal drugs.


2017-11-02 | Economy
2017-11-02 | Economy

Tourists express amazement during visit to Central Asia's ancient cities

'I love the people' was a common sentiment among a group of American tourists on a recent multi-country tour of the region's oldest cities.


2017-11-01 | Security
2017-11-01 | Security

Kazakhstan hosts international training course on ordnance disposal

The Kazakhstani Defence Ministry and the OSCE jointly hosted the training with the support of the US State Department.


2017-11-01 | Terrorism
2017-11-01 | Terrorism

Uzbekistani native held after deadly terrorist attack in New York

Central Asia's most populous country has vowed to help investigate a massacre committed by an Uzbekistani rental truck driver.