Terrorism

2017-01-04
2017-01-04

Authorities uncover Takfir wal-Hijra cells in Kazakhstan

The group's cells were run from abroad, detainees said in a recent televised interview.


2017-01-03
2017-01-03

Kyrgyzstan on alert for citizens returning from Syria

Authorities are strengthening their monitoring of suspected Kyrgyz militants who are coming back from Middle Eastern wars.


2017-01-02
2017-01-02

Dar al-Ifta warns of ISIL migration to al-Qaeda

As international forces bear down on the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant', experts warn that the group's fighters will join ranks with al-Qaeda.


2016-12-27
2016-12-27

Kyrgyzstan to launch first-ever counter-terrorism programme

The country is coming to grips with the reality that hundreds of its citizens have joined extremist groups around the world.


2016-12-26
2016-12-26

Tajik authorities attempt to track down returning ISIL militants

The government is seeking public co-operation in locating citizens who joined militants in Syria and Iraq.


2016-12-22
2016-12-22

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan battle to undermine militant drug trade

Ongoing efforts on both sides of border are undermining the financial viability of militants in Afghanistan who depend heavily on drugs for income.


2016-12-16
2016-12-16

Mothers of Kyrgyz militants wait in vain for returning sons

Of the estimated 600 Kyrgyz civilians who have left to join extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, many have ended up dead.


2016-12-12
2016-12-12

Kyrgyzstan aims to stem recruitment to extremist groups

The effort continues as an estimated 600 Kyrgyz militants have left to fight in Syria and Iraq.


2016-12-07
2016-12-07

EU, Central Asia co-operate to prevent fighter flow to Middle East

Leaders from Central Asia and the EU leaders are also discussing joint efforts to stem terrorist activities in region.


2016-12-05
2016-12-05

Campaign aims to steer Kazakhstani youth away from extremism

During the month-long drive, anti-extremism meetings, flash mobs, free film showings, forums, training sessions and online anti-extremism activities took place.


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