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2018-02-19 | Society
2018-02-19 | Society

Afghanistan's ethnic Kyrgyz trapped on the 'roof of the world'

For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains. Today a handful of them are stuck on the "roof of the world".


2018-02-16 | Health
2018-02-16 | Health

US to provide children in Kyrgyzstan with healthy school lunches

The US government has allocated about $15 million to provide Kyrgyz schools and kindergartens with high quality, nutritious food, according to the US Embassy in Bishkek.


2018-02-15 | Terrorism
2018-02-15 | Terrorism

New outreach methods persuade Tajik militants to return home

The return of ex-militants to their homeland is the result of joint efforts by law enforcement, security agencies, clergy, local authorities and family members.


2018-02-14 | Diplomacy
2018-02-14 | Diplomacy

Documentary chronicles US and Kazakhstan's 'History of Success'

Kazakhstan produced a documentary about the successful results of President Nursultan Nazarbayev's January 16-18 visit to Washington.


2018-02-13 | Terrorism
2018-02-13 | Terrorism

Kazakhstan launches 5-year state programme to fight terrorism

The state programme sets four tasks: preventing extremism, reducing radicalism, stopping planned terrorist acts and successfully reacting to terrorist acts that have been committed.


2018-02-12 | Security
2018-02-12 | Security

Uzbekistan and Afghanistan hold symbolic first meeting of joint commission

Officials from law enforcement and security forces of both countries reviewed prospects for co-operation in the fight against extremism and terrorism.


2018-02-09 | Education
2018-02-09 | Education

Uzbek students dream of studying in the US

Young people in Uzbekistan are showing more interest in studying at American universities as a way to boost their employability at home.


2018-02-08 | Youth
2018-02-08 | Youth

Jash Stan project challenges Kyrgyz youth to become more community focused

Involving youth in active leadership and community building helps dissuade them from religious extremism and radicalism, project co-ordinators say.


2018-02-07 | Energy
2018-02-07 | Energy

Construction set to begin this year on CASA-1000 regional power line

The project's goal is to provide surplus hydro-electric power from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to Afghanistan and Pakistan during the summer months.


2018-02-07 | Diplomacy
2018-02-07 | Diplomacy

Uzbekistan boosts support for Afghan peace and development

Uzbekistan is demonstrating its readiness to support the Afghan government's effort to build a peaceful future, officials and specialists say.


2018-02-06 | Economy
2018-02-06 | Economy

European Bank to improve small business loan access in Kazakhstan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to teach employees of financial organisations how to set up appropriate loans for small businesses.


2018-02-05 | Youth
2018-02-05 | Youth

Kyrgyzstan sees success in combatting youth radicalisation

Joint efforts by law enforcement, schools, local NGOs and international organisations have raised awareness among Kyrgyz youth about extremism and terrorism, observers say.


2018-02-02 | Energy
2018-02-02 | Energy

European bank backs Kazakhstan's solar energy development

With financial assistance from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), alternative energy sources will produce 30% of the country's electricity by 2030, predict observers.


2018-02-02 | Media
2018-02-02 | Media

Russia's declaration of victory over IS in Syria deemed 'nonsense'

Facts on the ground belie Russia's recent claim that its mission to oust the 'Islamic State' in Syria has been accomplished.


2018-02-01 | Politics
2018-02-01 | Politics

Mirziyoyev continues reform of national security agency

Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sacked Rustam Inoyatov, chief of the National Security Service.


2018-02-01 | Security
2018-02-01 | Security

Uzbekistan sets new security goals, including anti-radicalism legislation

The Fighting Extremism Act, which is aimed at preventing, fighting and eliminating the threat of extremism, is part of a broader effort to retool Uzbekistan's national security goals.


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