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2017-12-29 | Politics
2017-12-29 | Politics

Mirziyoyev seeks to reform Uzbekistan's powerful intelligence agency

The move aims to "decentralise power in Uzbekistan", analysts say.


2017-12-28 | Terrorism
2017-12-28 | Terrorism

Kyrgyz theologians, officials must jointly counter extremist threat: analysts

Kyrgyzstan needs to modernise its Islamic education system and undertake other initiatives to protect the nation against radicalism, say analysts.


2017-12-27 | Terrorism
2017-12-27 | Terrorism

Children of killed militants in Syria set to return to Kazakhstan

Hundreds of Kazakhstani children are living in refugee camps in Syria after their parents were killed fighting for 'Islamic State' (IS).


2017-12-26 | Health
2017-12-26 | Health

World Bank works to provide clean water to Kyrgyz villages

'Indeed, if clean water comes to our village, it will be like a fairy tale turning into reality,' a Chook village resident said.


2017-12-25 | Media
2017-12-25 | Media

Militarily defeated, 'Islamic State' runs out of propaganda material

The group's latest video production relies heavily on recycled footage which experts say is a sign of a failing propaganda machine.


2017-12-22 | Economy
2017-12-22 | Economy

Trade between Kazakhstan, United States sees growth

Bilateral trade this year will exceed last year's indicators, reaching almost $1.7 billion (549.5 billion KZT), according to trade officials.


2017-12-21 | Economy
2017-12-21 | Economy

Kazakhstan, EBRD identify key areas of co-operation

Global competitiveness, a green economy, privatisation and infrastructure are among top priorities Kazakhstan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development agreed upon.


2017-12-21 | Technology
2017-12-21 | Technology

Kyrgyzstan takes action to protect 'vulnerable' youth population from propaganda

An alarming 61% of youth 'trust the information disseminated on social networks', according to a survey of Kyrgyz youth.


2017-12-20 | Religion
2017-12-20 | Religion

Thousands of radicalised Kazakhstanis have 'returned' to traditional Islam

The Spiritual Administration for Muslims of Kazakhstan (DUMK) has convinced nearly 5,000 extremists to abandon their radical thoughts, clerics say.


2017-12-19 | Terrorism
2017-12-19 | Terrorism

Collapse of IS 'caliphate' in Middle East hastens group's demise elsewhere

The defeat of IS in Iraq and Syria will bring an end to the group in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia -- where security forces are ready to deal with any new challenges, analysts say.


2017-12-19 | Security
2017-12-19 | Security

Russia 'violates' sovereignty of neighbouring states

A new strategic security document details a litany of subversive activities that Moscow directs in Central Asia and across the world.


2017-12-18 | Terrorism
2017-12-18 | Terrorism

US steps in, saves Russia from terror attack

Co-operation between Central Asian states, as exhibited by the US and Russia in the St. Petersburg case, will help the region foil future terrorist attacks, say observers.


2017-12-18 | Health
2017-12-18 | Health

Tajik doctors provide valuable medical care to Afghans near border

Tajik doctors treat thousands of Afghan citizens every year on both sides of the border as part of an agreement between the two countries' health ministries.


2017-12-15 | Terrorism
2017-12-15 | Terrorism

Kazakhstani province seen as model for successful counter-radicalisation efforts

The Centre for Analysis and Development of Interfaith Relations in Pavlodar Province has launched several initiatives to help vulnerable individuals resist extremism.


2017-12-14 | Security
2017-12-14 | Security

Authorities remain vigilant as impact of terrorism drops in Uzbekistan

Residents feel safer than ever as authorities refuse to ease up on possible threats.


2017-12-13 | Diplomacy
2017-12-13 | Diplomacy

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan enter 'new stage of co-operation'

Central Asian security, bilateral trade and infrastructure development were among the topics during Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Tashkent earlier this month.


2017-12-13 | Tolerance
2017-12-13 | Tolerance

Future in Russia 'dim', say Central Asian migrants

Hopes for a better life in Russia have turned into a nightmare for many Central Asian migrants.


2017-12-12 | Terrorism
2017-12-12 | Terrorism

Uzbekistani authorities arrest 4 Hizb ut-Tahrir suspects in Tashkent

The suspects, two men and two women, were detained in a counter-terrorism operation in Tashkent, according to police.


2017-12-12 | Business
2017-12-12 | Business

Women's entrepreneurship gains momentum in Kazakhstan

Women manage or own almost half of all small and medium businesses in Kazakhstan, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).


2017-12-11 | Terrorism
2017-12-11 | Terrorism

Trial of Uzbekistani suspect in Istanbul terror attack begins

The order for the New Year's Day attack on the Reina nightclub came from a senior Russian Syria-based IS extremist named Islam Atabiyev, codenamed Abu Jihad, Turkish authorities say.


2017-12-08 | Tolerance
2017-12-08 | Tolerance

Central Asian migrants say they suffer as 'second-class people' in Russia

Central Asian citizens facing discrimination in Russia say they are portrayed as enemies of the country by domestic media outlets and authorities.


2017-12-07 | Environment
2017-12-07 | Environment

Move Green youth group helps Kyrgyz prepare for natural disasters

The US-backed environmental youth movement has been working to reduce disaster risks in Kyrgyzstan.


2017-12-06 | Youth
2017-12-06 | Youth

Uzbekistan's Union of Youth takes a stand against terrorism

The union, established earlier this year, is aimed at preventing radicalisation and promote political engagement among Uzbekistani youth.


2017-12-05 | Diplomacy
2017-12-05 | Diplomacy

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan agree to co-operate 'in all spheres'

The leaders of the two countries oversaw the signing of dozens of agreements and trade contracts worth more than $500 million.


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

Kazakhstani project to digitise justice system seeing positive results

The move to electronic forms will create an independent database for criminal cases, speeding up the justice system and decreasing costs, officials say.


2017-12-04 | Religion
2017-12-04 | Religion

As Islam grows in Kyrgyzstan, worshippers need proper guidance: analysts

Poor religious education creates a breeding ground for radical organisations, warn scholars and analysts.


2017-12-01 | Terrorism
2017-12-01 | Terrorism

Kazakhstan, Pakistan run joint counter-terrorism exercises

Kazakhstan participated in the 'Friendship 2017' international counter-terrorism exercises in Pakistan that ended this week.


2017-12-01 | Education
2017-12-01 | Education

Uzbekistan setting up education centre for Afghan students

A new education centre, transportation links and an upcoming visit by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani are all indicators of stronger bilateral relations.


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