A memorial museum would ensure the dark era of the group's rule over parts of the Middle East will not be forgotten and serve as a testimony of its crimes for generations to come.
The suspects appeared in a video using the Kazakh language, threatening law enforcement and government personnel.
In one recent operation, the country's intelligence service arrested 10 people who were spreading 'Islamic State' propaganda via online social networks.
Officials and clerics from both countries have called on Muslims to promote progressive Islamic values and counter extremism.
With the 'Islamic State' on the verge of defeat, Kazakhstanis who joined the group are likely to begin returning home, where they will face anti-terrorism measures.
Loans to farmers and agro-firms are creating 2,500 job opportunities across Uzbekistan.
Recently opened food processing plants will help promote Kyrgyz produce abroad and increase farmers' profits, officials say.
The growing interest in the US military education system among Kazakhstanis is not surprising given on-going co-operation between the the two countries.
Strengthening ties will help both countries develop rapidly and stimulate their economy, observers predict.
The group has lost 95% of the cross-border 'caliphate' it declared in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Integration of Central Asian states will help improve security and prosperity in the region, predicts Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Civil Society is scanning the internet, including social media, and bookstores for banned content.
The Russian Ministry of Defence attempted to pass off images from a video game as 'proof' the US military was aiding militants. Social media users debunked Moscow's claims.
Challenging stereotypes, self-proclaimed religious women who choose to wear the hijab are becoming business owners, working in professional jobs and taking part in sports.
Authorities are keeping a close eye on a shadowy part of the internet that requires special software to access, making it an ideal platform for criminals of all sorts.
The trial has begun for 46 suspects accused of being involved in the deadly attack.
Greenhouses are extending the growing season and diversifying the crops produced in Kyrgyzstan's mountainous areas.
EU concerns include preventing youth radicalisation, the Iranian nuclear programme and achieving stability in Afghanistan, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.
Uzbekistan prides itself on its diverse melons and other agricultural products, and hopes to make inroads into a new American market.
Senior al-Qaeda leaders' apparent ability to function under Iranian protection supports claims that Tehran and bin Laden had a working relationship.
The US Consulate General teamed with private businesses to open a new collaborative community centre.
One study of convicted extremists in Central Asia, concluded this year, found gender-specific motivations among men and women.
The UN is helping rehabilitate convicted extremists, observers say.
Uzbekistani national Sayfullo Saipov, accused of killing eight people in New York, is one of four Central Asians implicated in or guilty of terrorist attacks around the world this year.
Among a number of initiatives, a US-funded centre in Almaty trains Kazakhstani police how to handle K9 dogs search for illegal drugs.
'I love the people' was a common sentiment among a group of American tourists on a recent multi-country tour of the region's oldest cities.
The Kazakhstani Defence Ministry and the OSCE jointly hosted the training with the support of the US State Department.
Central Asia's most populous country has vowed to help investigate a massacre committed by an Uzbekistani rental truck driver.