Terrorism

2018-01-09
2018-01-09

Kyrgyz citizen receives 8 years in prison for militancy in Syria

After undergoing training in Syria, Mirlanbek Turdiyev received orders to attack a warship in Vladivostok, but was arrested in Ukraine en route to the target.


2017-12-28
2017-12-28

Kyrgyz theologians, officials must jointly counter extremist threat: analysts

Kyrgyzstan needs to modernise its Islamic education system and undertake other initiatives to protect the nation against radicalism, say analysts.


2017-12-27
2017-12-27

Children of killed militants in Syria set to return to Kazakhstan

Hundreds of Kazakhstani children are living in refugee camps in Syria after their parents were killed fighting for 'Islamic State' (IS).


2017-12-19
2017-12-19

Collapse of IS 'caliphate' in Middle East hastens group's demise elsewhere

The defeat of IS in Iraq and Syria will bring an end to the group in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia -- where security forces are ready to deal with any new challenges, analysts say.


2017-12-18
2017-12-18

US steps in, saves Russia from terror attack

Co-operation between Central Asian states, as exhibited by the US and Russia in the St. Petersburg case, will help the region foil future terrorist attacks, say observers.


2017-12-15
2017-12-15

Kazakhstani province seen as model for successful counter-radicalisation efforts

The Centre for Analysis and Development of Interfaith Relations in Pavlodar Province has launched several initiatives to help vulnerable individuals resist extremism.


2017-12-12
2017-12-12

Uzbekistani authorities arrest 4 Hizb ut-Tahrir suspects in Tashkent

The suspects, two men and two women, were detained in a counter-terrorism operation in Tashkent, according to police.


2017-12-11
2017-12-11

Trial of Uzbekistani suspect in Istanbul terror attack begins

The order for the New Year's Day attack on the Reina nightclub came from a senior Russian Syria-based IS extremist named Islam Atabiyev, codenamed Abu Jihad, Turkish authorities say.


2017-12-01
2017-12-01

Kazakhstan, Pakistan run joint counter-terrorism exercises

Kazakhstan participated in the 'Friendship 2017' international counter-terrorism exercises in Pakistan that ended this week.


2017-11-29
2017-11-29

Almaty police arrest Kazakh 'jihad' group in planning stages of attack

The suspects appeared in a video using the Kazakh language, threatening law enforcement and government personnel.


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