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Russian military exercises near Lake Issyk-Kul draw ire of Kyrgyz

Russian military exercises near Lake Issyk-Kul draw ire of Kyrgyz

Kyrgyz citizens, environmentalists and civil society activists are calling on the government to stop Russia-led military exercises from dropping ordinance on the country's main tourist attraction.

Spotlight glares on recent blunders of Russia's military intelligence

Spotlight glares on recent blunders of Russia's military intelligence

Russian agents bent on assassination, hacking and other crimes have recently left a trail of bungling around the world.

Russia's rejection of Afghan-led peace process exposes Kremlin's true aims

Russia's rejection of Afghan-led peace process exposes Kremlin's true aims

The Kremlin's efforts to reschedule a failed conference are not meant to establish peace in Afghanistan but rather to promote its own objectives.

Kremlin stokes fears of IS to tighten military grip on Kyrgyzstan

Kremlin stokes fears of IS to tighten military grip on Kyrgyzstan

A joint military exercise in Issyk-Kul is Moscow's latest attempt to hype up terrorist threats for its own aims.

Historic military exercises mark new phase in Tajik-Uzbek relations

Historic military exercises mark new phase in Tajik-Uzbek relations

Tajik and Uzbek forces participated in the 'Indestructible Brotherhood' exercises, the first joint drills since the two countries' independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Putin claims Russia is 'peaceful country' during largest ever military drills

Putin claims Russia is 'peaceful country' during largest ever military drills

The claim diverges from the Kremlin's actions around the world, including in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria.

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.

Final push begins in Syria to destroy last remnants of IS 'caliphate'

Final push begins in Syria to destroy last remnants of IS 'caliphate'

The push against the terrorist group in Syria is expected to drive the final nail into the coffin of the group's dreams of establishing statehood.

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.