Some Kazakhstani women have not benefited from the progress enjoyed by others more fortunate in the country.
On the eve of Mother's Day, Al-Mashareq spoke to three women who are demonstrating resilience amid adversity in very different ways.
The Iraqi Women Network has been working to help communities affected by 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' violence to move forward.
The Afghan-based group of Tajik militants reportedly has less than 100 fighters and is too feeble to threaten the Tajik government.
Women's Day marked another year of Uzbekistani women's advancement in politics and other walks of life.
Central Asians also consume some of the narcotics passing through their territory, leading to various social problems.
The militants massing in northern Afghanistan represent a stew of nationalities and groups.
Putting the long-time fugitive on trial is a major victory against terrorism and extremism, observers say.
The Imam Bukhari Jamaat group said earlier it was leaving Syria for Afghanistan because of heavy losses, but a new video suggests otherwise.
The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is facing a steep decline in revenue, which is devastating the morale of its fighters, experts tell Diyaruna.
Many disillusioned Kyrgyz are abandoning jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, but others continue to be duped by extremist recruiters, authorities warn.
Law enforcers and experts are especially concerned about the synthetic drugs called Spice, which are alarmingly popular among youth.
Some Tajik women have managed to escape the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" in Syria but others have not been so lucky.
Tajik officials are trying to rescue women whose husbands duped them into living under the control of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant'.
Uzbekistani law enforcement is seeking to protect vulnerable youth from radicalisation and exploitation.
Long-awaited flights are scheduled to start in April, according to Uzbekistan Airways.
A trend of prohibited extremist movements merging with organised crime is alarming authorities in Kyrgyzstan.
The government is soliciting public input on its 2017-2020 anti-terrorism programme.
The main challenges the ten Economic Co-operation Organisation (ECO) countries face are extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking, officials say.