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2017-05-25 | Energy
2017-05-25 | Energy

World Bank helps meet growing Uzbekistani energy demand

A power plant upgrade will help serve fast-growing southwestern Uzbekistan.


2017-05-24 | Security
2017-05-24 | Security

Kazakhstan to provide 'extraordinary' security measures at EXPO-2017

Kazakhstan will install anti-ram vehicle barriers and a facial recognition system to guard the Astana event, say officials.


2017-05-23 | Economy
2017-05-23 | Economy

New era of co-operation between Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan bringing benefits

Citizens of both countries are enjoying easier border crossings, while businesses plan ambitious joint ventures.


2017-05-22 | Security
2017-05-22 | Security

Kazakhstani security agencies, NGOs unite to fight terrorism

Public organisations and state agencies are intensifying anti-terrorism efforts in Almaty.


2017-05-19 | Terrorism
2017-05-19 | Terrorism

Leader's death in Syria is latest grim news for Uzbek extremists

The death toll is mounting among the Uzbekistanis and ethnic Uzbeks who have joined the ongoing wars in the Middle East.


2017-05-18 | Terrorism
2017-05-18 | Terrorism

'Islamic State' stoops to hiding behind children in Iraq

As Iraqi forces advance in west Mosul, IS fighters are using civilians to block their fire and as bait to draw them into the open.


2017-05-17 | Religion
2017-05-17 | Religion

Scholars urge Tajik imams to take active role in fighting extremism

Clerics should pay attention to their congregations' moods and help solve personal problems that unaddressed can lead to radicalisation, observers say.


2017-05-16 | Education
2017-05-16 | Education

Kazakhstani teachers, schoolchildren learn about dangers of radicalisation

Thousands of Kazakhstani high school students in Pavlodar Province participated in an online conference on countering extremism and terrorism.


2017-05-15 | Terrorism
2017-05-15 | Terrorism

Al-Zawahiri tries to poach extremists from rival factions

In a recent audio message, the al-Qaeda leader appears to be trying to rebuild the group by luring in extremist fighters from other factions.


2017-05-12 | Crime & Justice
2017-05-12 | Crime & Justice

New reforms to Uzbekistan's judicial system attempt to address deficiencies

The changes stem from constitutional amendments and judicial reforms that President Shavkat Mirziyoyev introduced in April.


2017-05-11 | Security
2017-05-11 | Security

Taliban presence at Tajik border alarms Dushanbe

Tajik observers are concerned about border security after the Taliban captured territory in two neighbouring Afghan provinces.


2017-05-10 | Religion
2017-05-10 | Religion

Kazakhstanis voice concern over religious knowledge of country's imams

President Nazarbayev and society are calling on Islamic authorities to provide continuing education for imams and scholars.


2017-05-09 | Education
2017-05-09 | Education

Uzbekistan launches ambitious reform of higher education sector

For some university subjects in Uzbekistan, there are 20 applicants per available slot. Teachers are also significantly underpaid. Authorities are responding.


2017-05-08 | Economy
2017-05-08 | Economy

Cross-border trade increases between Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

For the first time in years Kyrgyz farmers and business owners crossed over the border on a officially sanctioned visit to sell and buy goods in Tajikistan.


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

Uzbekistan continues police reform following complaints

The government received tens of thousands of online complaints in a few months.


2017-05-04 | Terrorism
2017-05-04 | Terrorism

Kazakhstani media, religious organisations team up to fight extremism

Journalists, public figures and the clergy are working together to prevent radicalism in the country.


2017-05-03 | Economy
2017-05-03 | Economy

Recent trade fair heralds deepening Uzbekistan-Tajikistan ties

For the first time in 25 years of independence, Tajikistan hosted a trade fair of Uzbekistan's exports.


2017-05-02 | Society
2017-05-02 | Society

Jazz unites diverse cultures in Uzbekistan

The sounds of jazz brought together diverse crowds in four cities in a month-long event.


2017-05-01 | Terrorism
2017-05-01 | Terrorism

‘Public Trust’ to defend against extremism in Karaganda

A new, integrated approach has proven effective and might spread nationwide, say observers.


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