Terrorism

2017-10-13
2017-10-13

Kyrgyzstan implements UN de-radicalisation programme for prisoners

When high-risk prisoners are jailed, they often become anxious and depressed, which pushes them towards religion, making them easily exploitable by extremists.


2017-10-10
2017-10-10

ISIS faces widening split along ideological lines

The group's ultra-extremist elements are assailing dissenters who think ISIS has gone too far in its attempt to enforce a hardline ideology.


2017-10-02
2017-10-02

Uzbekistan 'rehabilitates' 16,000 former extremists

The policy permits former extremists' return to peaceful life, say observers.


2017-09-29
2017-09-29

Kazakhstan conducts major counter-terrorism exercise

About 10,000 troops in two provinces and along the Caspian practiced how to take on a terrorist outfit.


2017-09-26
2017-09-26

Tajik families fear for children, grandchildren caught up in Middle East wars

As the 'Islamic State' crumbles in Iraq and Syria, Tajik families fear for radicalised children who joined the insurgents, and the grandchildren who have never known their homeland.


2017-09-22
2017-09-22

Authorities try to ease plight of Tajik children stranded in Syria, Iraq

Among other cases, authorities in Tajikistan are working to repatriate a Tajik girl in an Iraqi orphanage.


2017-09-12
2017-09-12

Kyrgyzstan thwarted Independence Day terrorist plot

The likely end of combat in Syria and Iraq means a mass return of defeated militants to Kyrgyzstan, warn observers.


2017-09-04
2017-09-04

Taliban have become Afghanistan's top drug cartel: officials

Some 99% of profits from the illicit drug trade goes to terrorist groups and drug cartels, according to the Afghan Counter Narcotics Ministry.


2017-08-29
2017-08-29

Kyrgyz specialists call for 'high quality' anti-extremism outreach

The lack of easily accessible, clear information that raises awareness about religious issues makes it easy to recruit Kyrgyz youth, warn analysts.


2017-08-28
2017-08-28

Recent arrest serves as warning that extremists still recruiting Kyrgyz youth

Some Kyrgyz who seemingly have a stake in society are turning to insurgency, experts say.