A power plant upgrade will help serve fast-growing southwestern Uzbekistan.
Kazakhstan will install anti-ram vehicle barriers and a facial recognition system to guard the Astana event, say officials.
Citizens of both countries are enjoying easier border crossings, while businesses plan ambitious joint ventures.
Public organisations and state agencies are intensifying anti-terrorism efforts in Almaty.
The death toll is mounting among the Uzbekistanis and ethnic Uzbeks who have joined the ongoing wars in the Middle East.
As Iraqi forces advance in west Mosul, IS fighters are using civilians to block their fire and as bait to draw them into the open.
Clerics should pay attention to their congregations' moods and help solve personal problems that unaddressed can lead to radicalisation, observers say.
Thousands of Kazakhstani high school students in Pavlodar Province participated in an online conference on countering extremism and terrorism.
In a recent audio message, the al-Qaeda leader appears to be trying to rebuild the group by luring in extremist fighters from other factions.
The changes stem from constitutional amendments and judicial reforms that President Shavkat Mirziyoyev introduced in April.
Tajik observers are concerned about border security after the Taliban captured territory in two neighbouring Afghan provinces.
President Nazarbayev and society are calling on Islamic authorities to provide continuing education for imams and scholars.
For some university subjects in Uzbekistan, there are 20 applicants per available slot. Teachers are also significantly underpaid. Authorities are responding.
For the first time in years Kyrgyz farmers and business owners crossed over the border on a officially sanctioned visit to sell and buy goods in Tajikistan.
The government received tens of thousands of online complaints in a few months.
Journalists, public figures and the clergy are working together to prevent radicalism in the country.
For the first time in 25 years of independence, Tajikistan hosted a trade fair of Uzbekistan's exports.
The sounds of jazz brought together diverse crowds in four cities in a month-long event.
A new, integrated approach has proven effective and might spread nationwide, say observers.