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2017-04-24 | Terrorism
2017-04-24 | Terrorism

Kyrgyzstan seeks international help to prevent extremism in prisons

In 2009, only 51 prisoners were serving time for extremism and terrorism. Now more than triple that number are serving time for these offences.


2017-04-21 | Economy
2017-04-21 | Economy

Direct flights signal deepening cooperation between Pakistan, Uzbekistan

Recently restored air travel links and joint business projects show the two countries' growing interests toward each other, observers say.


2017-04-20 | Terrorism
2017-04-20 | Terrorism

ISIL cuts blood money payment to its widows

The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is no longer honouring its commitment to pay compensation to the families of slain fighters.


2017-04-19 | Business
2017-04-19 | Business

Ferghana Valley women work together to bring peace to region

The first International Expo of Ferghana Valley Businesswomen brought together representatives of 70 women's organisations from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.


2017-04-18 | Terrorism
2017-04-18 | Terrorism

ISIL fighters withdraw support for 'caliph'

New divisions are surfacing within the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant', observers say, as mistrust of the group's leadership takes hold.


2017-04-17 | Economy
2017-04-17 | Economy

Uzbekistan seeks to make Bukhara a tourism hub

Officials are considering ideas such as establishing a duty-free zone and a tourism police force.


2017-04-14 | Youth
2017-04-14 | Youth

Kyrgyz NGO fights extremism by using social media

Search for Common Ground is using a new model to combat extremism and terrorism.


2017-04-13 | Youth
2017-04-13 | Youth

Uzbekistan offers 'safe internet' for youth

The government is trying various means to prevent youth radicalisation.


2017-04-12 | Terrorism
2017-04-12 | Terrorism

Kyrgyzstan to publicise list of banned terrorist groups

The bill, if enacted, will also empower authorities to step up surveillance of public places including train stations and airports.


2017-04-11
2017-04-11

Kazakhstan conference urges more attention to online recruiting

Terrorist recruiting online has "caused enormous growth in the number of terrorists", warn judiciary officials and lawyers.


2017-04-10 | Security
2017-04-10 | Security

Help from United States bolsters Tajikistan's fight against terrorism

A recent joint military exercise is the latest example of the strengthening cooperation between the two countries.


2017-04-07 | Diplomacy
2017-04-07 | Diplomacy

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan join efforts to fight radicalism

After many years of distrust, both sides appear optimistic about the future.


2017-04-06 | Security
2017-04-06 | Security

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan co-operate to boost regional security

During a presidential summit in Astana, the countries' officials signed seven documents on strategic partnership.


2017-04-05 | Security
2017-04-05 | Security

Truancy seen as potential inroad for extremism in Uzbekistan

Police are making it a regular habit of checking attendance at schools and raiding internet cafes for youth skipping class.


2017-04-04 | Terrorism
2017-04-04 | Terrorism

Kazakhstan warns of ISIL online recruiting

Kazakhstan continues monitoring online resources, blocking over 110, 000 extremist websites to prevent youth radicalisation.


2017-04-03 | Terrorism
2017-04-03 | Terrorism

Kyrgyz counter-terrorism efforts zero in on Jalal-Abad province

The large number of residents from that province fighting in the Middle East is a source of alarm to officials and relatives alike.


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