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Kyrgyz officials determined to end militancy among country's youth

Kyrgyz officials determined to end militancy among country's youth

The government is conducting outreach on a number of fronts, including providing religious education to imams and the general public.

Drug trafficking terrorist groups undermine security: observers

Drug trafficking terrorist groups undermine security: observers

Central Asians also consume some of the narcotics passing through their territory, leading to various social problems.

Uzbekistan increases monitoring of schools in fight against radicalisation

Uzbekistan increases monitoring of schools in fight against radicalisation

Uzbekistani law enforcement is seeking to protect vulnerable youth from radicalisation and exploitation.

Kyrgyz officials warn about alliance of extremists, crime rings

Kyrgyz officials warn about alliance of extremists, crime rings

A trend of prohibited extremist movements merging with organised crime is alarming authorities in Kyrgyzstan.

Warming Kyrgyz-Uzbek relations bode well for fight against extremism

Warming Kyrgyz-Uzbek relations bode well for fight against extremism

Recent talks aiming to resolve outstanding border issues will allow the two countries to focus their efforts of extremist groups, observers say.

Kazakhstan tightens train, airport security

Kazakhstan tightens train, airport security

New security procedures will help protect railway terminals and airports from potential terrorist attacks, officials say

Iran missile test tops long list of provocations

Iran missile test tops long list of provocations

The regime has repeatedly breached international laws and agreements in a series of violations that threaten regional security, experts say.

Uzbekistan maneuvers to face changing security threats

Uzbekistan maneuvers to face changing security threats

The country is determined to modernise its military and to revise its counter-terrorism strategy, officials say.

Kazakhstan asks citizens to report terrorist threats on new website

Kazakhstan asks citizens to report terrorist threats on new website

Law enforcement agencies are encouraging members of the public to help the authorities prevent potential acts of terrorism.

Tajikistan moves to new phase of counter-terrorism strategy

Tajikistan moves to new phase of counter-terrorism strategy

The plan is to create a mechanism over the next year to thwart the radicalisation that leads to terrorism, officials say.