Al-Qaeda says 'Islamic State' members are unable to understand Islamic texts and are bent on carrying out treason and treachery wherever they have influence. The same however could be said of al-Qaeda.
The brutal murder of a woman inside a police station last year shocked the nation and prompted government action about this issue.
The operation brought home 47 Kazakh nationals -- including 11 women and 30 children -- from Syria, according to the government.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow was ready to work with Washington to save a crucial arms control treaty, but Russia continues to violate the deal.
The investment will address a major issue for the region: the provision of uninterrupted and sustainable power supply to support economic growth and to improve the well-being of the population.
Kyrgyz society is in a heated debate about the new rules, which include hefty fines for traffic violations, spitting on the street and burning garbage.
Recent imprisonments of accomplished Russian nuclear weapons scientists raise further questions about the dubious claims made about new nuclear capable missiles and systems.
Conflict resolution and economic development in Afghanistan will be some of the main priorities of Uzbekistan's foreign policy in 2019, the president said.
Among other achievements, more than 500 Kazakh citizens abandoned radicalism last year, according to the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan (DUMK).
It is essential to quickly rehabilitate, educate and reintegrate into society children returning from conflict zones, analysts say.
The Kremlin's latest provocation involves the Iskander-M missile system, which is capable of launching a nuclear missile in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
Central Asian countries have openly demonstrated their foreign policy priorities, in which regional co-operation and partnerships with the United States play a crucial role, observers say.
The new strategy involves programmes that help women who have committed crimes find work and reintegrate into society.
The film tells the story of a Kyrgyz woman working illegally in Moscow, who abandons her child at first but then does everything she can to find him.
Kazakhstan's cities are dressed up for the upcoming New Year, with preparations under way to say good bye to the old year and to welcome 2019.