In 2009, only 51 prisoners were serving time for extremism and terrorism. Now more than triple that number are serving time for these offences.
Recently restored air travel links and joint business projects show the two countries' growing interests toward each other, observers say.
The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' is no longer honouring its commitment to pay compensation to the families of slain fighters.
The first International Expo of Ferghana Valley Businesswomen brought together representatives of 70 women's organisations from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
New divisions are surfacing within the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant', observers say, as mistrust of the group's leadership takes hold.
Officials are considering ideas such as establishing a duty-free zone and a tourism police force.
Search for Common Ground is using a new model to combat extremism and terrorism.
The government is trying various means to prevent youth radicalisation.
The bill, if enacted, will also empower authorities to step up surveillance of public places including train stations and airports.
Terrorist recruiting online has "caused enormous growth in the number of terrorists", warn judiciary officials and lawyers.
A recent joint military exercise is the latest example of the strengthening cooperation between the two countries.
After many years of distrust, both sides appear optimistic about the future.
During a presidential summit in Astana, the countries' officials signed seven documents on strategic partnership.
Police are making it a regular habit of checking attendance at schools and raiding internet cafes for youth skipping class.
Kazakhstan continues monitoring online resources, blocking over 110, 000 extremist websites to prevent youth radicalisation.
The large number of residents from that province fighting in the Middle East is a source of alarm to officials and relatives alike.