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'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is under pressure as his group weakens and the bounty on his head is increased.

Tensions have been escalating between al-Qaeda and the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' as the two groups vie for the upper hand.

The country is determined to modernise its military and to revise its counter-terrorism strategy, officials say.

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway has already brought a number of Turkmen commodities to Afghan markets.

After the fall of the Syrian town tarnished its image, the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' launched a new magazine to camouflage its losses.

Kazakhstan's offer to host the peace talks continues a pattern of exerting regional leadership.

Law enforcement agencies are encouraging members of the public to help the authorities prevent potential acts of terrorism.

A new method recruiters are using involves duping Kyrgyz migrants into going to Turkey for highly paid jobs that do not exist.

Fourteen residents of a single village went to Syria, Tajik police say.

Seven recently convicted would-be militants in Aktobe included four high school students, authorities say.

An electrified railway will reduce the cost of shipping and boost trade, stakeholders say.

The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' suffered heavy losses last year in terms of both money and manpower, experts tell Diyaruna.

Kyrgyzstan has a Russian-language TV programme on Islam for the first time in its history.

The two countries agreed to work together to fight extremism and enhance economic relations.

Women are increasingly vulnerable to terrorist recruiters, an NGO report warns.

The plan is to create a mechanism over the next year to thwart the radicalisation that leads to terrorism, officials say.

More than 7,000 police and other security personnel will guard the athletic facilities, authorities say.

Some extremist recruiters are turning out to be well educated and persuasive individuals, authorities warn.

New jobs and improved social conditions will help fight extremism in Afghanistan and increase security on the Uzbek-Afghan border, observers say.

The group's cells were run from abroad, detainees said in a recent televised interview.

Authorities are strengthening their monitoring of suspected Kyrgyz militants who are coming back from Middle Eastern wars.

As international forces bear down on the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant', experts warn that the group's fighters will join ranks with al-Qaeda.