Terrorism

2017-07-12
2017-07-12

In Iraq, 'historic victory' over ISIS as last stronghold falls

After a months-long battle, Iraqi security forces finally pushed ISIS out of Iraq's second largest city, inflicting a crippling blow on the group's so-called caliphate.


2017-07-06
2017-07-06

Uzbekistan denounces terrorism, seeks to rehabilitate ex-radicals

The president is urging clergy to step up their efforts to rehabilitate ex-extremists and their families.


2017-06-29
2017-06-29

Kyrgyzstan works to stem women's growing role in extremist activity

In recent years, women have been committing about 25% of extremist offences in Kyrgyzstan, officials say.


2017-06-28
2017-06-28

IS destruction of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque 'declaration of defeat'

The leaning minaret, which has been a symbol of the city for centuries, was reduced to rubble as Iraqi forces closed in on the last 'Islamic State' bastion.


2017-06-23
2017-06-23

Group of faithful decry IS 'lies' after fleeing Syria's al-Raqa

Lured to IS territory by the promise of jobs, health care and a community of 'true believers', a group of Indonesians has learned the harsh truth.


2017-06-21
2017-06-21

Tajiks warn unemployment, poverty driving youth to IS

Lack of financial opportunities is forcing thousands to seek work far away from their homeland, exposing them to extremist recruitment, say residents of Gulakandoz Jamoat.


2017-06-20
2017-06-20

'High risk' Tajik district sees drop in number of radicalisation cases

In 2016, 35 residents of Jabbor Rasulov residents were convicted of participating in banned extremist groups like "Islamic State". In 2017, only one case has been reviewed.


2017-06-14
2017-06-14

Militants traffic 'jihad pill' to combat battle fatigue in Middle East

The stimulant, administered in pill form, has reportedly been sanctioned by the 'Islamic State' as a means to facilitate 'jihad' as it gives fighters stamina.


2017-06-14
2017-06-14

UN chief: Strong, smart counter-terrorism policies needed in Central Asia

Policies that marginalise citizens could end up "driving" people into the hands of terrorists, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned.


2017-06-08
2017-06-08

Return of ex-IS militant gives hope for Tajik families

Parviz Kosimov's return from Syria gives hope to Tajik parents whose sons left to wage 'jihad' in the Middle East.