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OSCE trains Central Asians how to counter IED threat

OSCE trains Central Asians how to counter IED threat

US, UN and British specialists shared best practices in countering IEDs with military and civilian officials from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Russia's largest ever war games deemed hostile to Central Asia

Russia's largest ever war games deemed hostile to Central Asia

The reported involvement of 300,000 troops in the drills is a stark reminder for Central Asians of Russia's recent invasions of neighbouring countries, including Ukraine and Georgia.

Uzbekistan shifts from Soviet-era public perception of law enforcement

Uzbekistan shifts from Soviet-era public perception of law enforcement

New reforms and resolutions aim to enhance the level of professionalism among police officers, enabling them to improve public relations.

US military prepares Kazakh peacekeepers for deployment to Lebanon

US military prepares Kazakh peacekeepers for deployment to Lebanon

Kazakhstan's UN peacekeeping battalion -- recently made into a regiment -- has been serving since 2000.

IS leader al-Baghdadi admits group in retreat as losses mount worldwide

IS leader al-Baghdadi admits group in retreat as losses mount worldwide

The jihadist leader warned his deputies -- one of whom was killed days later -- of an approaching rebellion by group members.

Kazakhstan considers sweeping police reforms after slaying of Olympic skater

Kazakhstan considers sweeping police reforms after slaying of Olympic skater

The Kazakh government is looking for police reforms to emulate. Georgia might serve as an example.

Russia 'ordered' Afghan militants to destroy schools, mosques

Russia 'ordered' Afghan militants to destroy schools, mosques

Newly manufactured weapons from Russia, including sniper rifles and explosives, keep finding their way into the hands of the Afghan Taliban.

Central Asia looks on as Georgia marks 10 years of Russian occupation

Central Asia looks on as Georgia marks 10 years of Russian occupation

Russia's presence on Georgian and Ukrainian territory is fueling growing concerns in Central Asia about Kremlin interference.

Issyk-Kul police bolster security in bid to attract tourists to Kyrgyzstan

Issyk-Kul police bolster security in bid to attract tourists to Kyrgyzstan

Increased monitoring of areas and roads near summer resorts will help attract more foreign tourists, observers say.

OSCE teaches Kazakh law enforcement conflict management skills

OSCE teaches Kazakh law enforcement conflict management skills

The training brought specialists from Israel to teach Kazakh law enforcement conflict management and negotiation skills.

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