Ravaged by air strikes and declining morale, IS in Afghanistan has responded to its increasingly desperate situation by manipulating society's most vulnerable members -- children.
Residents of rural areas in Kazakhstan are learning how to start their own businesses.
The various Nasriddinov relatives were part of 28 would-be militants who tried to cross from Turkey into Syria in three SUVs. Their vehicle was stopped by Turkish police.
The 'Cameras in the Hands of Children' project will help Kyrgyz high school students highlight social problems in their communities through videos, co-ordinators say.
The Atyrau provincial government is keeping an eye on kindergartens that appear to be pushing non-secular education, and potentially religious extremism, on their pupils.
A seven-day project helped about 200 participants understand the importance of protecting the environment.
The Kremlin cited 'security concerns' for the continued delay, despite the fact the Syrian government organised a tour of the town where the attack took place for the foreign press.
The Kremlin's use of Facebook to influence Uzbekistanis with a malicious propaganda campaign has raised concern among social media users, while Sputnik Uzbekistan's blatant agenda has failed to resonate.
The near unanimous international support for the strikes carried out on the Syrian regime for its continued use of chemical weapons has left the Kremlin further isolated and discredited.
The once infamous National Security Service (SNB) has changed its name and implemented oversight and other reforms in order to tackle rising security threats and abuse of power.
The US embassy is planning a number of events to bring about a new generation of commentators on various matters.
The replacement of Qari Hikmatullah with another Uzbek suggests the group is having difficulty replacing its leaders and is being forced to depend on foreign fighters with fluctuating loyalties.
Threats to the environment and to public health haunt Tajikistan 27 years after the Soviet collapse.
Russia vetoed an investigation into the chemical attack in Douma and followed with toothless proposals that lacked mechanisms to identify the perpetrators of the war crime.
The training will take place in Tajikistan at a US-funded regional training centre designed to prevent trafficking in nuclear materials and WMDs.
Moscow has insisted there is no evidence for a chemical attack despite being faced with numerous videos and pictures to the contrary.
International leaders expressed outrage and urged a 'strong' response after the latest alleged use of chemical weapons by the Kremlin-backed Syrian regime.
Kazakhstanis are wondering why their country has to bear all the environment costs of Kremlin projects that benefit only Russia.
To increase efficiency and share costs, farmers are forming co-ops.
The former head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security is at the centre of a recent Sputnik report that he calls 'a complete lie'.
International donors are helping Kyrgyzstan improve the educational environment in schools nationwide, project co-ordinators say.
The now-defunct resources targeted readers in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other Russian-language speakers around the world, Facebook said.
Tajikistan, a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asia, is blessed by nature and awe-inspiring views. But since it gained independence in 1991, it has yet to enjoy sustainable growth.
Uzbekistani law enforcement agencies are using the internet to work more closely with citizens, moving away from a past image of 'repressive authority'.