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Kazakhstan's experts comment on Russian air strikes in Syria

Kazakhstan’s experts have commented on the air strikes made by Russian forces on Wednesday targeting the militants of the so-called Islamic State.

Kazakhstan's experts comment on Russian air strikes in Syria
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Number of people joining ISIS is decreasing: Kazakh political scientist Yerlan Karin

According to Kazakhstan’s political scientist Yerlan Karin, the number of fighters that the ISIS or Daish, its Arabic acronym, is luring has been decreasing.

Number of people joining ISIS is decreasing: Kazakh political scientist Yerlan Karin
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Terrorists destroyed in Bishkek - Kazakhstani citizens?

Reports circulating in the Kyrgyz media allege that the terrorists destroyed in Bishkek on July 16 were Kazakhstani citizens.

Terrorists destroyed in Bishkek - Kazakhstani citizens?
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300 Kazakhstanis joined Islamic State, half of them - women

National Security Committee of Kazakhstan has announced that 300 Kazakhstan nationals joined the ranks of the Islamic State. Half of them are women.

300 Kazakhstanis joined Islamic State, half of them - women
Islamic State recruits thousands from Central Asia: expert
Islamic State recruits thousands from Central Asia: expert

Canadian expert Rafal Rohozynsky claims that the Islamic State has already recruited thousands of Central Asian nationals.

Islamic State recruits thousands from Central Asia: expert
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Islamic State terrorists transporting nuclear weapons through Kazakhstan unlikely: Dr Dronzina

Member of the International Association for the Study of Terrorism comments on the statement of Russian military official, who said terrorists could use the terrotories of Central Asian countries to transport weapons of mass destruction.

Islamic State terrorists transporting nuclear weapons through Kazakhstan unlikely: Dr Dronzina
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Video of Kazakhstanis in Syria is a manipulation: political expert

Kazakh political analyst Yerlan Karin called the video purporting to show Kazakhstani citizens fighting in Syria an information manipulation.

Video of Kazakhstanis in Syria is a manipulation: political expert
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16 Kazakhstanis join militants of Islamic State of Iraq

At least 16 Kazakhstanis are know to have joined the extremist militants of the Islamic State of Iraq.

16 Kazakhstanis join militants of Islamic State of Iraq
Facing new flight, Turkish Kurds in Iraq long for home
Facing new flight, Turkish Kurds in Iraq long for home

Families who once fled a Turkish crackdown on Kurdish rebels in the 1990s after escaping from brutal jihadists, longing to return home.

Facing new flight, Turkish Kurds in Iraq long for home
Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire
Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire

Israel and Palestinian militants resumed fire across the Gaza border, sparking panic across the war-torn enclave and halting truce talks.

Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire
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Japanese man feared kidnapped by Syrian militants

Japan's government said it was investigating a video that appears to show a kidnapped Japanese man being interrogated by Syrian militants.

Japanese man feared kidnapped by Syrian militants
Preparation for Peace Mission 2014.Photo © Vladimir Prokopenko
Kazakh troops to participate in anti-terrorist Peace Mission drills in China

Kazakhstani Airmobile forces have departed for anti-terrorist military drills Peace Mission 2014 in China.

Kazakh troops to participate in anti-terrorist Peace Mission drills in China
Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid
Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid

Britain is to transport military supplies to Kurdish forces battling militants in northern Iraq and strengthen its aid mission there

Britain to transport arms to Kurds as it bolsters Iraq aid
Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police
Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of a senior Cameroonian minister and a traditional leader in attacks in the far north of the country that left at least six dead.

Suspected militants kidnap Cameroon minister's wife, kill 6: police
Political scientist Yerlan Karin. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
ISIS, geopolitics of Iraqi crisis and Central Asian militants: interview

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) is recruiting Kazakhstanis and other Central Asians amid its expansion in Iraq and the big geopolitical game in the Middle East.

ISIS, geopolitics of Iraqi crisis and Central Asian militants: interview
Kerry in Iraq as Sunni militants press western front
Kerry in Iraq as Sunni militants press western front

US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Baghdad Monday on a surprise trip to push for Iraqi unity and stability, as Sunni militants advanced in west Iraq after security forces retreated.

Kerry in Iraq as Sunni militants press western front
Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq crisis
Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq crisis

President Barack Obama has not decided how to respond to rampant Sunni militants grabbing swathes of Iraq, but is looking at every option short of sending US combat soldiers back to war.

Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq crisis
US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad
US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a jihadist offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the rebels.

US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad
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Iraq election candidate kidnapped as attacks kill 16

Militants kidnapped an Iraqi election candidate Sunday as attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed 16 people and officials prepared to announce the results of last month's vote.

Iraq election candidate kidnapped as attacks kill 16
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Militants kidnap, kill 20 Iraqi soldiers: officials

Militants attacked a military base in north Iraq, kidnapped 20 soldiers and later shot them dead, police and a morgue employee said.

Militants kidnap, kill 20 Iraqi soldiers: officials