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2017-07-24 | Religion
2017-07-24 | Religion

Kyrgyz anti-extremism hotline provides advice, anonymity

A hotline to counsel callers affected by extremism has been serving the public since last December.


2017-07-21 | Security
2017-07-21 | Security

Joint military exercise underscores common challenges to Central Asia

The exchange of ideas and experiences during the exercise helps build trust, build up security and stability in Central Asia, observers say.


2017-07-20 | Economy
2017-07-20 | Economy

Businesses in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan taking advantage of thawing relations

Trade between the two countries is flourishing as the two sides seek warmer and more-lucrative ties.


2017-07-19 | Diplomacy
2017-07-19 | Diplomacy

Afghanistan-Central Asia Dialogue calls for building mutual trust

The recently concluded conference revealed that regional and international peace might more easily be found by getting to know neighbours than by fearing them.


2017-07-19 | Crime & Justice
2017-07-19 | Crime & Justice

Tajikistan increases scrutiny of pharmacies as part of anti-drug effort

Tajik authorities are concerned about new synthetic drugs, which are 'especially dangerous for youth', say specialists.


2017-07-18 | Religion
2017-07-18 | Religion

New Kazakhstan policy aims to achieve greater religious stability

A planning document, approved by the president, urges stronger measures to combat alien, spurious teachings.


2017-07-17 | Crime & Justice
2017-07-17 | Crime & Justice

Tajikistan to install checkpoints as part of anti-drug campaign

The new effort is part of the country's annual anti-drug Operation Kuknor, which is run in two phases, from May 20-August 30 and September 1-November 30.


2017-07-14 | Security
2017-07-14 | Security

Regional military co-operation opens new prospects for Tajikistan

Tajik and foreign troops are learning from each other in Exercise Regional Co-operation 2017.


2017-07-13 | Economy
2017-07-13 | Economy

Uzbekistan places 'special emphasis' on Afghanistan

Uzbekistani officials are offering to help build Afghanistan and calling for the international community to aid their war-stricken neighbour.


2017-07-12 | Terrorism
2017-07-12 | Terrorism

In Iraq, 'historic victory' over ISIS as last stronghold falls

After a months-long battle, Iraqi security forces finally pushed ISIS out of Iraq's second largest city, inflicting a crippling blow on the group's so-called caliphate.


2017-07-11 | Economy
2017-07-11 | Economy

Interest in co-operation with Tajik firms is growing, observers say

By developing trade and reducing poverty, Tajikistan is eliminating grounds for radicalisation, say observers.


2017-07-10 | Security
2017-07-10 | Security

Kazakhstani authorities work to stem propagation of 'destructive content'

Five state agencies work together to block illegal content online as well as seize printed materials with radical views.


2017-07-07 | Women's Rights
2017-07-07 | Women's Rights

Uzbekistan acts against illegal marriages

Lawmakers are working on a new bill to enable prosecution of imams who perform nikah to facilitate polygamy.


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

Uzbekistan denounces terrorism, seeks to rehabilitate ex-radicals

The president is urging clergy to step up their efforts to rehabilitate ex-extremists and their families.


2017-07-05 | Security
2017-07-05 | Security

EU to reinforce security co-operation with Central Asia

EU intends to strengthen co-operation with Central Asian states to fight terrorism and increase border security, EU representatives to Kyrgyzstan say.


2017-07-04 | Women's Rights
2017-07-04 | Women's Rights

Kyrgyz cartoons battle stigma of bride kidnapping

Kyrgyz women are fighting a 'tradition' that degrades them.


2017-07-03 | Security
2017-07-03 | Security

Tajikistan to host exercise to strengthen peace in region

Tajikistan will host the annual multi-national Exercise Regional Co-operation in July.


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