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2017-09-19 | Elections
2017-09-19 | Elections

Kyrgyzstan eyes extremist threat as elections near

Elections are coming October 15 and Kyrgyzstan wants no terrorist incident to mar them.


2017-09-18 | Diplomacy
2017-09-18 | Diplomacy

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan reach historic new stage in relations

The most tangible sign of progress was the re-opening of the long-restricted Dostuk/Dustlik border crossing.


2017-09-15 | Security
2017-09-15 | Security

Kazakhstan intesifies efforts to prevent radicalisation of security personnel

The Ministry of Defence is expecting to hold 7,000 anti-extremism outreach events in 2017.


2017-09-14 | Women's Rights
2017-09-14 | Women's Rights

Women 'inextricably intertwined' in fight against extremism

Kyrgyz women are making a significant contribution to battling terrorism, say observers and officials.


2017-09-13 | Transportation
2017-09-13 | Transportation

Uzbekistan hopes to build railway from Mazar-e-Sharif to Herat

An upcoming Tashkent summit of the two countries' presidents could determine the fate of the railway project, say observers.


2017-09-12 | Terrorism
2017-09-12 | Terrorism

Kyrgyzstan thwarted Independence Day terrorist plot

The likely end of combat in Syria and Iraq means a mass return of defeated militants to Kyrgyzstan, warn observers.


2017-09-11 | Human Rights
2017-09-11 | Human Rights

Iraq left to care for ISIS fighters' children

The burden of identifying, accommodating or repatriating the abandoned or orphaned children of ISIS foreign fighters has fallen on Iraq.


2017-09-08 | Politics
2017-09-08 | Politics

Further destabilization looms in Middle East as Iran secures land corridor

Securing a land route from Tehran to Beirut would enable the Iranian regime to funnel arms and fighters across the entire region, experts say.


2017-09-07 | Economy
2017-09-07 | Economy

World Bank project to transform access to water in Uzbekistani province

The project aims to improve the situation in the Syrdarya province region and provide access to safe drinking water for its approximately 280,000 residents.


2017-09-06 | Security
2017-09-06 | Security

In photos: Kazakhstani, Kyrgyz military sappers hone skills together

Joint exercises will help prevent potential terrorist attacks and increase regional security, say specialists and officials.


2017-09-05 | Security
2017-09-05 | Security

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan step up military co-operation

Their first-ever military pact turns Central Asia's largest countries into strategic partners, say observers.


2017-09-04 | Terrorism
2017-09-04 | Terrorism

Taliban have become Afghanistan's top drug cartel: officials

Some 99% of profits from the illicit drug trade goes to terrorist groups and drug cartels, according to the Afghan Counter Narcotics Ministry.


2017-09-01 | Religion
2017-09-01 | Religion

Kyrgyzstan sees increase in youth choosing to receive Islamic education

Higher enrolments in vetted madrassas could help stem the phenomenon of radicalisation, observers say.