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2017-06-22 | Ramadan
2017-06-22 | Ramadan

Good deeds, tolerance mark month of Ramadan in Uzbekistan

Muslim, Russian Orthodox and Catholic leaders gathered in Tashkent to call for friendship, tolerance and peace.


2017-06-21 | Terrorism
2017-06-21 | Terrorism

Tajiks warn unemployment, poverty driving youth to IS

Lack of financial opportunities is forcing thousands to seek work far away from their homeland, exposing them to extremist recruitment, say residents of Gulakandoz Jamoat.


2017-06-20 | Terrorism
2017-06-20 | Terrorism

'High risk' Tajik district sees drop in number of radicalisation cases

In 2016, 35 residents of Jabbor Rasulov residents were convicted of participating in banned extremist groups like "Islamic State". In 2017, only one case has been reviewed.


2017-06-19 | Energy
2017-06-19 | Energy

Kazakhstan, UN develop green projects

Kazakhstan's Energy Ministry and UN agencies are working on a new project to promote green technologies


2017-06-19 | Security
2017-06-19 | Security

Kazakhstan strives to become Central Asia's guarantor of security

Kazakhstan is taking a leading role against extremism and terrorism, say analysts and officials.


2017-06-16 | Religion
2017-06-16 | Religion

Uzbekistan expands mainstream Islamic higher education

The country recently designated a new Islamic university and plans to offer studies in Islamic civilisation at another facility of higher learning.


2017-06-15 | Security
2017-06-15 | Security

EU funds projects to promote open dialogue in Kyrgyzstan

The EU, by organising discussions, will help Kyrgyzstan "make the public more resistant to radicalisation and extremist propaganda", say EU officials.


2017-06-14 | Terrorism
2017-06-14 | Terrorism

UN chief: Strong, smart counter-terrorism policies needed in Central Asia

Policies that marginalise citizens could end up "driving" people into the hands of terrorists, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned.


2017-06-14 | Terrorism
2017-06-14 | Terrorism

Militants traffic 'jihad pill' to combat battle fatigue in Middle East

The stimulant, administered in pill form, has reportedly been sanctioned by the 'Islamic State' as a means to facilitate 'jihad' as it gives fighters stamina.


2017-06-13 | Energy
2017-06-13 | Energy

Uzbekistan moves toward developing renewable energy sources

The country is trying to move away from natural gas and other fossil fuels, which currently account for nearly 90% of its generated power.


2017-06-12 | Crime & Justice
2017-06-12 | Crime & Justice

International specialists help Kazakhstan battle extremism in prisons

Preventing prison inmates from radicalising each other was the topic at a May 30 forum in Astana.


2017-06-09 | Religion
2017-06-09 | Religion

In photos: Muslims in Bishkek mark Ramadan with prayer, iftar

This photo essay explores how some Muslims in Kyrgyzstan celebrate the holy month.


2017-06-08 | Terrorism
2017-06-08 | Terrorism

Return of ex-IS militant gives hope for Tajik families

Parviz Kosimov's return from Syria gives hope to Tajik parents whose sons left to wage 'jihad' in the Middle East.


2017-06-07 | Terrorism
2017-06-07 | Terrorism

Ex-IS militant fights extremist propaganda in Tajikistan

Tajik villager Parviz Kosimov described his 9 months as an 'Islamic State' militant in Syria exclusively to Caravanserai.


2017-06-06 | Education
2017-06-06 | Education

Central Asian states step up efforts to attract foreign students

Enrolling university students from other Central Asian countries will help foster regional co-operation and prevent youth radicalisation in Central Asia, predict observers.


2017-06-05 | Terrorism
2017-06-05 | Terrorism

Kazakhstan revises laws, seeks new methods to fight extremism

The threat is not diminishing and requires continued pushback, say observers and lawmakers.


2017-06-02 | Tolerance
2017-06-02 | Tolerance

Bishkek Ramadan festival promotes peace among faiths

Hundreds of Kyrgyz of various ethnic and religious backgrounds assembled in Bishkek to celebrate the start of Ramadan.


2017-06-01 | Ramadan
2017-06-01 | Ramadan

In photos: Tajiks follow time-honoured traditions during Ramadan

Sherali and Rukiya Mannonov in Karatog, a village in Tursunzoda District, shared their Ramadan culinary tradition with Caravanserai.


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