Archives for January February March April May June July August September October November 2016 2017 2018 2019 Submit 2019-11-15 | Diplomacy Russia's territorial expansion in Syria faces unwelcome reception Ever since Russian troops began expanding their territorial occupation of Syria, they have been met with fierce and angry resistance from locals. 2019-11-15 | Terrorism As more Kyrgyz tap web for information, opportunities grow for extremists According to the Kyrgyz Prosecutor General's Office, division of society on the basis of religion, ethnicity, race and gender has been increasing online. 2019-11-14 | Women's Rights 50 Afghan women to obtain higher education at Kazakh, Uzbek universities Kazakhstan has spent more than $80 million so far in aiding Afghanistan, including $3.5 million to build medical centres and schools and to rebuild roads and bridges. 2019-11-13 | Security Kazakhstan praised as global mediator at recent Astana Club meeting A new surge in terrorism, as well as a wave of aggressive nationalism and populism, were among the main threats discussed by participants in the annual meeting. 2019-11-12 | Security Kremlin seen using IS attack in Tajikistan to further interests in region Moscow has a history of exaggerating and scaremongering to try to convince Central Asian countries that they 'need' Russian military assistance. 2019-11-11 | Security Bursting at the seams: inside an 'Islamic State' prison in Syria Kurdish authorities say more than 12,000 IS suspects of at least 50 nationalities are being held in prisons they control in Syria. 2019-11-08 | Diplomacy Persecuted at home, ethnic Kazakhs from China seek asylum in Kazakhstan A million people, mostly of Muslim ethnic minorities, are estimated to be held in Xinjiang internment camps that authorities have called 'vocational education centres. 2019-11-07 | Terrorism Jailed Kazakh IS member recounts radicalisation, regrets wasted youth Kazakh citizen Bakhtiyar Ibrayev says in a film that he was deceived by propaganda disseminated by the extremist group, which led him to fight for it in Syria. 2019-11-06 | Security Worrying signs for Kremlin as Russian troops pelted with stones in Syria Resentment against Russia has been steadily growing in Syria amid new revelations the Kremlin has committed war crimes and atrocities against the Syrian people. 2019-11-06 | Terrorism 15 'Islamic State' members killed in attack on Tajik-Uzbek border post Recent reports suggest IS, with its so-called 'caliphate' now gone, appears to be shifting its focus to Afghanistan and other countries close by. 2019-11-05 | Energy Ashgabat eyes prospect of Turkmen gas supplies to Europe If completed, an undersea pipeline would allow Turkmenistan to send tens of billions of cubic metres of gas to European markets annually and bypass the Russian pipeline system. 2019-11-04 | Security Kazakh, Tajik defence ministers confer on expanded security co-operation Kazakh Defence Minister Nurlan Yermekbayev and his Tajik counterpart, Sherali Mirzo, discussed joint operations planned for 2020. 2019-11-04 | Science & Technology Joint US-Kazakh non-proliferation programme marks a quarter century of co-operation The US Defence Threat Reduction Agency and Kazakhstan have been preventing the spread of WMDs and other terrorist dangers. 2019-11-01 | Security Tajik forces open new security outpost on Afghan border The new facility aims to significantly increase the border force's ability to monitor and prevent illegal border crossings and counter trans-national threats. 2019-11-01 | Economy Uzbeks speak out about risks to sovereignty in joining Russia-dominated EEU The country could become politically and economically dependent on Russia should it join the bloc, warn economists and political analysts. 2019-11-01 | Terrorism 'Islamic State' confirms al-Baghdadi's death, names new successor Little is known about new IS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, except that he is the group's leading judge and heads the Sharia committee.