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.
Combined military training prepares partner forces to operate together when needed, according to the US embassy in Uzbekistan.
The International Atomic Energy Agency wants access to a secret facility where traces of uranium were found last year. Tehran has refused.
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.
The ongoing trial of a political analyst and a number of military personnel for spying for Moscow is part of Uzbekistan's revamped principle of independence, say observers.