http://central.asia-news.com/en_GB/archives/2019/10?nav=true

Archives for

UN Security Council warns of 'dispersion' risk of insurgents in Syria | Terrorism
UN Security Council warns of 'dispersion' risk of insurgents in Syria

The unanimous resolution shows the international unity supporting the need to secure IS detainees in Syria.

Turkmenistan eyes new programme to combat bribery, corruption | Crime & Justice
Turkmenistan eyes new programme to combat bribery, corruption

Recently unveiled graft has shown the need for a new anti-corruption programme for government employees.

US praises 'groundbreaking' Kazakh repatriation process of IS returnees | Security
US praises 'groundbreaking' Kazakh repatriation process of IS returnees

"The whole world today should pay attention to what is happening in Kazakhstan, because the lessons learned here will be useful to the whole world," a US official said.

Central Asian countries eye more co-operation on Afghan development | Security
Central Asian countries eye more co-operation on Afghan development

Long-term assistance is vital to lasting peace and security in Afghanistan, officials say.

New evidence proves Russia's deliberate bombing of Syrian hospitals | Security
New evidence proves Russia's deliberate bombing of Syrian hospitals

Russian radio recordings, plane spotter logs and eyewitness accounts confirm a cynical plan by Moscow to target medical facilities that treat Syrian opposition groups.

Uzbekistan brings home 64 children from Iraq in latest repatriation effort | Terrorism
Uzbekistan brings home 64 children from Iraq in latest repatriation effort

The repatriation is the latest by Central Asian countries for their citizens in the Middle East.

IS leader names successor, sparking rumors of mutiny and turmoil | Terrorism
IS leader names successor, sparking rumors of mutiny and turmoil

Observers say Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could pay a high price for nominating Abu Abdullah Qardash, as the move likely demonstrates the IS leader's distrust of his other commanders.

Russia has killed more than 6,500 civilians in Syria, rights group says | Crime & Justice
Russia has killed more than 6,500 civilians in Syria, rights group says

Russian forces have bombed at least 1,083 vital facilities that are protected by international conventions in times of war, including 201 schools and 190 medical facilities, says the new report.

Kazakh documentary on terrorism warns audience with harrowing stories | Terrorism
Kazakh documentary on terrorism warns audience with harrowing stories

The public should know about terrorist activities in the country and across the region to be prepared for possible risks, say specialists.

Kazakhstan investigating stalled Chinese-funded light rail project | Transportation
Kazakhstan investigating stalled Chinese-funded light rail project

Critics accuse Chinese investment of facilitating corruption in Central Asia.

New research in Kyrgyzstan unveils causes of youth radicalisation | Terrorism
New research in Kyrgyzstan unveils causes of youth radicalisation

One of the key causes of radicalisation is a sense of injustice, researchers say.

Russian oligarchs further entrench themselves into Turkmen oil-gas industry | Energy
Russian oligarchs further entrench themselves into Turkmen oil-gas industry

Members of the Russian elite are reaping illegal profits from Turkmenistan's energy sector -- a common tactic throughout the region, an investigative report found.

EACU regulations set to enable Russian takeover of Kazakh milk market | Economy
EACU regulations set to enable Russian takeover of Kazakh milk market

Regulations set by the Russian-led Eurasian Customs Union (EACU) would allow Russian milk producers to monopolise Kazakhstan's milk market.

Moscow riled after ally Iran arrests Russian journalist in Tehran | Media
Moscow riled after ally Iran arrests Russian journalist in Tehran

Russia's post-war ambitions in Syria may be causing unwanted friction with its "ally" Iran, whose Revolutionary Guards share similar aims of expansion in the Middle East.

Uproar swells over Russian TV host's insult of Kyrgyz migrants | Media
Uproar swells over Russian TV host's insult of Kyrgyz migrants

A cynical, insulting statement about Kyrgyz migrants made by a host on a state-owned Russian TV channel has caused widespread outrage not only in Kyrgyzstan but in all of Central Asia.

All signs point to indefinite Russian occupation of Syria | Terrorism
All signs point to indefinite Russian occupation of Syria

With parks, saunas and churches, Russian soldiers are set to stay in Syria indefinitely, all the while many Syrians face what could be the century's worst humanitarian crisis.

Kyrgyz lawyer wins UN prize for battling statelessness | Society
Kyrgyz lawyer wins UN prize for battling statelessness

Azizbek Ashurov has helped more than 10,000 stateless individuals acquire Kyrgyz citizenship.

Uncertain future awaits foreign IS orphans in Syrian camp | Terrorism
Uncertain future awaits foreign IS orphans in Syrian camp

International and Kurdish authorities have repeatedly called for the foreigners they hold -- including orphans -- to be repatriated, a request that largely has encountered resistance.

C5+1 meeting in New York highlights 'new atmosphere of partnership' | Diplomacy
C5+1 meeting in New York highlights 'new atmosphere of partnership'

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and the United States agreed to strengthen security and economic co-operation.

Headlines

OSCE officials discuss regional security with Central Asian youth Turkmenistan joins UN code of conduct on combating terrorism Kyrgyz security forces train on electronic record-keeping of light weapons Tajikistan extradites 48 Afghan prisoners