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2017-03-24 | Women's Rights
2017-03-24 | Women's Rights

Amid gains, many Kazakhstani women still face oppression

Some Kazakhstani women have not benefited from the progress enjoyed by others more fortunate in the country.


2017-03-23 | Women's Rights
2017-03-23 | Women's Rights

Syrian mothers tell of resilience amid conflict

On the eve of Mother's Day, Al-Mashareq spoke to three women who are demonstrating resilience amid adversity in very different ways.


2017-03-23 | Women's Rights
2017-03-23 | Women's Rights

Iraqi women activists rebuild their country

The Iraqi Women Network has been working to help communities affected by 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' violence to move forward.


2017-03-22 | Terrorism
2017-03-22 | Terrorism

New threats from Jamaat Ansarullah hollow, observers say

The Afghan-based group of Tajik militants reportedly has less than 100 fighters and is too feeble to threaten the Tajik government.


2017-03-21 | Women's Rights
2017-03-21 | Women's Rights

Role of women grows in Uzbekistani society

Women's Day marked another year of Uzbekistani women's advancement in politics and other walks of life.


2017-03-20 | Security
2017-03-20 | Security

Drug trafficking terrorist groups undermine security: observers

Central Asians also consume some of the narcotics passing through their territory, leading to various social problems.


2017-03-17 | Terrorism
2017-03-17 | Terrorism

Central Asian militants to face growing pressure from Afghan forces

The militants massing in northern Afghanistan represent a stew of nationalities and groups.


2017-03-16 | Terrorism
2017-03-16 | Terrorism

Accused Kazakh extremist ideologue awaits trial

Putting the long-time fugitive on trial is a major victory against terrorism and extremism, observers say.


2017-03-15
2017-03-15

Situation unclear for Uzbek extremists in Syria, Afghanistan

The Imam Bukhari Jamaat group said earlier it was leaving Syria for Afghanistan because of heavy losses, but a new video suggests otherwise.


2017-03-14 | Terrorism
2017-03-14 | Terrorism

ISIL's financial ills erode its battle readiness

The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is facing a steep decline in revenue, which is devastating the morale of its fighters, experts tell Diyaruna.


2017-03-13 | Terrorism
2017-03-13 | Terrorism

Kyrgyz youth continue to fall prey to online extremist recruiters

Many disillusioned Kyrgyz are abandoning jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, but others continue to be duped by extremist recruiters, authorities warn.


2017-03-10 | Crime & Justice
2017-03-10 | Crime & Justice

Uzbekistan steps up anti-drug efforts among youth

Law enforcers and experts are especially concerned about the synthetic drugs called Spice, which are alarmingly popular among youth.


2017-03-09 | Women's Rights
2017-03-09 | Women's Rights

Hopes dim for Tajik families waiting for daughters to escape ISIL in Syria

Some Tajik women have managed to escape the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" in Syria but others have not been so lucky.


2017-03-08 | Women's Rights
2017-03-08 | Women's Rights

Abused Tajik women find escape from ISIL in Syria

Tajik officials are trying to rescue women whose husbands duped them into living under the control of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant'.


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

Uzbekistan increases monitoring of schools in fight against radicalisation

Uzbekistani law enforcement is seeking to protect vulnerable youth from radicalisation and exploitation.


2017-03-06 | Diplomacy
2017-03-06 | Diplomacy

Return of Tashkent-Dushanbe nonstop flights reportedly imminent

Long-awaited flights are scheduled to start in April, according to Uzbekistan Airways.


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

Kyrgyz officials warn about alliance of extremists, crime rings

A trend of prohibited extremist movements merging with organised crime is alarming authorities in Kyrgyzstan.


2017-03-02 | Society
2017-03-02 | Society

Kazakhstani NGOs take leading role in countering extremism

The government is soliciting public input on its 2017-2020 anti-terrorism programme.


2017-03-01 | Economy
2017-03-01 | Economy

ECO countries vow to defeat militancy, stimulate economic growth

The main challenges the ten Economic Co-operation Organisation (ECO) countries face are extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking, officials say.


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