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.