Thirty years after the end of the USSR's bloody occupation of Afghanistan, some of President Vladimir Putin's cronies are attempting to rewrite that story, analysts say.
A missile defence system that Russia is planning to deploy in Central Asia threatens regional security and empowers the Kremlin, critics say.
Twenty-four students from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will get the opportunity to study programming and cyber security in the United States.
The arrest of two men with ties to IS accused of plotting to attack police in Satbayev is the latest move by Kazakh authorities against terrorism.
Kazakhs who have seen the true face of 'Islamic State' could help prevent extremism and radicalisation at home, analysts say.
With pro-Kremlin propaganda rampant on Russian TV and online, Central Asians are turning to local media and trusted websites for political and international news, observers say.
The joint statement is considered an 'important step forward in the dialogue between Christians and Muslims'.
A second meeting in Moscow -- this time between Taliban representatives and Afghan opposition politicians -- is yet another attempt by Russia to sabotage the peace process.
Uzbek troops participated in joint military drills for the first time in the United States, while Defence Minister Abdusalom Azizov met with CENTCOM leadership in Florida.
The Kremlin plans to fund research and development of new weapons, even as it continues to deny the SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile system violates the landmark nuclear missile treaty.
Alexandr Bekmirzaev converted to Islam in Uzbekistan about 20 years ago but became 'radicalised' and 'brainwashed' after going to Syria in 2013.