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The World Bank is helping the Kyrgyz government ensure safer school buildings in the face of earthquakes and other climate related natural disasters.

The state-funded programme will enable more than a half-million Kazakhs to advance their computer skills in various information technologies.

California strawberries, adapted to the conditions in Khatlon Province, are bringing a stable income to Tajik women and their families.

More than 1,500 people from across the region attended lectures, master classes and business meetings during the three-day festival in Almaty.

Russian officials cannot hide their fury as Central Asian states are increasingly turning to Washington for economic and security co-operation.

'The Role of Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation That Lead to Terrorism' conference was held in Tashkent and Samarkand June 11-12.

Politicians, civil society activists, artists and schoolchildren are protesting the murder of 19-year-old Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy, who was killed, allegedly by her abductor, last month.

A Kremlin-backed website featuring a forged letter from Uzbekistan's Foreign Ministry to the US ambassador to Uzbekistan again spotlights Russia's efforts to divide Washington and Tashkent.

The project is part of an effort to bring as many as 700,000 tourists to Taraz each year.

In contrast, the United States has provided $7.7 billion in aid for Syria and Syrians displaced throughout the region.

USAID and Uzbekistan will work together to improve rule of law across the country, according to a memorandum signed June 8.

Any Kazakh citizen found to be involved in anti-Ukrainian separatist movements, or any other Russian-backed adventurism, will receive severe punishment in Kazakhstan, warn officials in Astana.

The festival's goal is to create a platform in which participants can exchange experience and ideas and where they will be able to meet international business partners, organisers say.

The Kyrgyz branch of the international NGO Search for Common Ground is bringing together youth with business leaders, artists and celebrities across the country.

The US has offered political support and planning consultations on extending the Hairatan-to-Mazar-e-Sharif railway, an Uzbek project that observers say could improve stability in Afghanistan.

A recently staged murder of a journalist in Ukraine has shone a spotlight on risks that journalists face in Central Asia when they cover Putin and his regime.

The United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) will help Central Asian countries prevent environmental degradation.