At least 10,000 militants have massed along the Tajik-Afghan border, authorities say.
The troupe plans to perform the play monthly throughout Kazakhstan. The theatre was sold out for the play's January 21 premiere in Aktobe.
Religious education is essential for military personnel as they are 'vulnerable' targets for extremist recruiters, observers warn.
'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is under pressure as his group weakens and the bounty on his head is increased.
Tensions have been escalating between al-Qaeda and the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' as the two groups vie for the upper hand.
After the fall of the Syrian town tarnished its image, the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' launched a new magazine to camouflage its losses.
Kazakhstan's offer to host the peace talks continues a pattern of exerting regional leadership.
A new method recruiters are using involves duping Kyrgyz migrants into going to Turkey for highly paid jobs that do not exist.
Fourteen residents of a single village went to Syria, Tajik police say.
Seven recently convicted would-be militants in Aktobe included four high school students, authorities say.