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CIS Security Council Secretaries discuss regional security

The acting secretary of Kazakhstan's Security Council Adilbek Dzhaksybekov has taken part in the meeting of the CIS Security Council's Secretaries in Moscow.

CIS Security Council Secretaries discuss regional security
Militants from Central Asia forming new ethnic groups in Syria: political expert
Militants from Central Asia forming new ethnic groups in Syria: political expert

According to some open Syrian sources, the Islamists troops comprise around 250 Kazakhstan-born, 100 Kyrgyzstan-born, 190 Tajikistan-born, 500 Uzbekistan-born and around 360 Turkmenistan-born militants.

Militants from Central Asia forming new ethnic groups in Syria: political expert
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Portrait of Kazakhstani terrorist

Kazakhstan’s political scientist Yerlan Karin studied the problem of terrorism in Kazakhstan and provided a detailed socio-demographic portrait of a typical local terrorist.

Portrait of Kazakhstani terrorist
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Legislative amendments: Participation in foreign armed conflicts is criminal offence in Kazakhstan

Participation in foreign armed conflicts has become a criminal offence in Kazakhstan.

Legislative amendments: Participation in foreign armed conflicts is criminal offence in Kazakhstan
Grace church case: Extremism charges dropped

The Prosecutor General's Office has withdrawn several most grave charges from Grace church pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev.

Grace church case: Extremism charges dropped
Australia fears domestic extremism from Syria conflict
Australia fears domestic extremism from Syria conflict

The conflict in Syria poses new risks of homegrown extremism in Australia, with citizens returning radicalised after fighting there.

Australia fears domestic extremism from Syria conflict
Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev. Photo courtesy of ©azattyq.org
Grace church pastor on trial for extremism in Astana

Grace church pastor Bakhytzhan Kashkumbayev charged by Kazakhstan authorities with extremism has had his first hearing in Astana.

Grace church pastor on trial for extremism in Astana
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Muslim clergy to teach Religious studies at schools?

Member of the Majilis Talgat Yergaliev proposed engaging members of the Muslim clergy in teaching Religious Studies at schools.

Muslim clergy to teach Religious studies at schools?
FBI Director invited to Kazakhstan
FBI Director invited to Kazakhstan

Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Akshat Daulbayev invited Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey to Kazakhstan.

FBI Director invited to Kazakhstan
Photo cortesy of the Office of the Public Prosecutor of Kazakhstan
John Ordway discusses terrorism in Kazakhstan

Prosecutor General Askhat Daulbaev discussed fighting against extremism and terrorism with US Charge d'Affaires in Kazakhstan John Ordway.

John Ordway discusses terrorism in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan adopts program for countering terrorism and extremism

The state program for countering religious extremism and terrorism for 2013-2017 has been adopted in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan adopts program for countering terrorism and extremism
Police clash with vandals in Sao Paulo
Police clash with vandals in Sao Paulo

Brazilian riot police fired tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse extremist protesters who ransacked bank branches, shops and a car dealership in central Sao Paulo.

Police clash with vandals in Sao Paulo
Yemenis battle for mosques in Sunni-Shiite divide
Yemenis battle for mosques in Sunni-Shiite divide

Sunni Muslim extremists and Shiite Zaidi rebels in Yemen are waging a battle for the control of mosques, in a spillover of the sectarian face-off rattling the Middle East.

Yemenis battle for mosques in Sunni-Shiite divide
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Oil trafficking funds Kazakhstan's religious extremists

Illicit trafficking in oil and oil products fuels Kazakhstan's shadow economy and provides funding to organized criminal groups, including radical religious movements: official.

Oil trafficking funds Kazakhstan's religious extremists
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Kazakhstan to spend additional $1.3 billion on countering religious extremism

These are the additional funds. The actual spending on this program exceeds the above amounts: Kazakhstan official.

Kazakhstan to spend additional $1.3 billion on countering religious extremism
Kazakhstan special forces during anti-terrorist operation. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan National Security Commission neutralizes 42 extremist groups in 2 years

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan law-enforcement authorities failed to prevent 18 violations of extremist nature.

Kazakhstan National Security Commission neutralizes 42 extremist groups in 2 years
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Kazakhstan Army to be used against swinging situation inside the country

President Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed to study the existing capacities of the country's Armed Forces and set several tasks to the law-enforcement authorities.

Kazakhstan Army to be used against swinging situation inside the country
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Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan may have negative effect on Central Asia: Expert

Afghan militants may come to Central Asia after withdrawal of the international coalition troops from Afghanistan: Asseylbek Mendygaliyev.

Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan may have negative effect on Central Asia: Expert
Berkut special purpose officers. Free source photo
Anti-terrorist website launched in Kaznet

A special website aimed at countering terrorism opened in Kazakhstan Internet segment.

Anti-terrorist website launched in Kaznet
Kazakhstan’s riot police. © RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan to develop a State Program to Counteract Religious Extremism and Terrorism

At the same time President warned that “measures to counteract extremism should not transform into witch-hunt and shouldn’t grow into moves to counteract religion”.

Kazakhstan to develop a State Program to Counteract Religious Extremism and Terrorism