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EU extends project to combat extremism with media literacy in Central Asia | Security
EU extends project to combat extremism with media literacy in Central Asia

The project aims to helps citizens become more media literate and aware that extremist groups use online channels to promote ideologies and spread disinformation.

Kyrgyzstan hosts forum on combating terror financing, money laundering | Security
Kyrgyzstan hosts forum on combating terror financing, money laundering

The first-ever Eurasian Forum for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism took place in Issyk-Kul.

Counter-radicalisation project helps Tajik activists recognise at-risk population | Terrorism
Counter-radicalisation project helps Tajik activists recognise at-risk population

The Institute for War and Peace Reporting is helping local activists understand the causes of religious intolerance and the reasons why youth join extremist organisations.

'Islamic State' threat hovers over Syrian camp as repatriation efforts continue | Terrorism
'Islamic State' threat hovers over Syrian camp as repatriation efforts continue

A number of violent incidents at Al-Hol camp in Syria highlights the ongoing threat the group's ideology presents the international community.

Turkmenistan prepares new cyber-security policy | Security
Turkmenistan prepares new cyber-security policy

The bill is aimed at protecting information security in strategically significant industries.

US defence official highlights growing ties with Kazakhstan | Security
US defence official highlights growing ties with Kazakhstan

The latest joint military exercise took place at the Illisky Training Centre in Almaty Province in June.

Study finds more Central Asians turning to native language content for news | Media
Study finds more Central Asians turning to native language content for news

Regional observers are seeing a rising demand for online content in the native languages of the Central Asian countries.

Kazakhstan eyes co-operation with European nuclear researchers | Science & Technology
Kazakhstan eyes co-operation with European nuclear researchers

The country has been a leader in encouraging the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

US expands powers to target terrorist groups and their financial backers | Terrorism
US expands powers to target terrorist groups and their financial backers

The new powers to act against financial institutions come as the Iranian regime flouts international sanctions via a large petroleum shipping network.

Kazakhstan eyes pinpoint approach to extremism awareness | Terrorism
Kazakhstan eyes pinpoint approach to extremism awareness

The new approach comes amid the conviction of radicalised citizens and as schools improve security.

Kyrgyzstan examines improved efforts against WMD proliferation | Security
Kyrgyzstan examines improved efforts against WMD proliferation

Kyrgyz officials and international analysts discussed implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540, which is meant to curb proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Central Asia's Soviet legacy leaves region particularly vulnerable to climate change | Environment
Central Asia's Soviet legacy leaves region particularly vulnerable to climate change

The Soviet Union saddled Central Asia with fossil-fuel-dependent power plants, and the successor Russian state's continuing negligent practices with radioactive materials is a blight on the region.

Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan focus on extremist threats during joint military exercises | Security
Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan focus on extremist threats during joint military exercises

Recent drills were aimed at strengthening regional security and helping armed forces counter terrorism.

Kazakh leaders call for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons amid global terror threat | Security
Kazakh leaders call for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons amid global terror threat

Kazakhstan warned that nuclear materials could fall into the hands of terrorist organisations if appropriate action wasn't taken by world governments.

Kyrgyzstan plans operation to repatriate families of militants from Iraq, Syria | Society
Kyrgyzstan plans operation to repatriate families of militants from Iraq, Syria

There are about 850 Kyrgyz citizens in combat zones in the two countries.

Rehabilitation specialists continue work with Kazakh returnees from Syria | Terrorism
Rehabilitation specialists continue work with Kazakh returnees from Syria

Rehabilitation efforts must be taken seriously to prevent the further dissemination of dangerous and false ideas.

Al-Qaeda grappling with leadership crisis after Hamza bin Laden's death | Security
Al-Qaeda grappling with leadership crisis after Hamza bin Laden's death

The group faces increased uncertainty over its long-term leadership succession plans, especially in light of recent reports of Ayman al-Zawahiri's failing health.

Headlines

Kazakh parliament speaker warns of religious extremism Kazakhstan, US sign statement on minimising use of highly enriched uranium US donates radiation detection equipment to Uzbekistan Uzbek, US security officials discuss co-operation in military education Ashgabat hosts international electricity forum Kyrgyz lawmaker proposes switch to Latin script from Cyrillic Kazakh, UN officials discuss regional security in Nur-Sultan Kyrgyz security personnel undergo counter terrorist financing training