Special forces arrested Aslam Farooqi, leader of the IS Khorasan branch, and 19 other fighters of the group in a 'complex operation' in Kandahar Province.
The Kazakh army is setting up biological protection units to perform disinfecting operations, while the police are helping to maintain preventive measures and order amid the emergency.
A new policy document stresses safeguarding the country's territorial integrity, strengthening global and regional security systems and creating a broad counter-terrorism coalition.
Observers speak of increased co-ordination between Turkmenistan’s military and law enforcement agencies.
Authorities seized 11 Russian-made Makarov pistols and more than 1,300 rounds of ammunition from the suspected smugglers.
Former Uzbek officials speak out about how the days of Uzbekistan being a Kremlin 'satellite' are over.
The International Atomic Energy Agency wants access to a secret facility where traces of uranium were found last year. Tehran has refused.
Combined military training prepares partner forces to operate together when needed, according to the US embassy in Uzbekistan.
The updated accord, originally signed five years ago, establishes a 'new era of partnership,' officials say.
The latest move comes amid Moscow's efforts to expand its military presence in Kyrgyzstan -- much to the annoyance and skepticism of Kyrgyz civilians.