The repatriation is the latest by Central Asian countries for their citizens in the Middle East.
Observers say Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could pay a high price for nominating Abu Abdullah Qardash, as the move likely demonstrates the IS leader's distrust of his other commanders.
The public should know about terrorist activities in the country and across the region to be prepared for possible risks, say specialists.
One of the key causes of radicalisation is a sense of injustice, researchers say.
With parks, saunas and churches, Russian soldiers are set to stay in Syria indefinitely, all the while many Syrians face what could be the century's worst humanitarian crisis.
International and Kurdish authorities have repeatedly called for the foreigners they hold -- including orphans -- to be repatriated, a request that largely has encountered resistance.
Operation Koknar is aimed at identifying drug trafficking routes and preventing the collection, processing and distribution of cannabis in the Shu Valley.
The storyline in the play follows Kazakhs who died fighting in Syria.
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.
A number of violent incidents at Al-Hol camp in Syria highlights the ongoing threat the group's ideology presents the international community.