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Central Asians Reported Among Militants Killed In Afghanistan

Afghan officials say Russian-speaking Central Asians were among dozens of militants killed in southern Afghanistan on March 4. More

Russia Says Worried By IS 'Units' In CSTO Countries

Russia's Defense Ministry says it has seen an increase of activity by "Islamic State (IS) units" in countries belonging to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). More

Kyrgyz Legislation Would 'De-Russify' Names

A Kyrgyz lawmaker has initiated legislation on the "de-Russification" of Kyrgyz names. More

Tsarnaev's Lawyer Admits He Planted 2013 Boston Marathon Bombs

Gruesome details of injuries sustained by victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings were recounted to jurors in Boston on March 4 as lawyers for the ethnic Chechen on trial for the attack admitted he carried out the assault. More

Kyrgyzstan Legalizes Firearms Use For Self-Defense

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has endorsed amendments to the country's Criminal Code allowing individuals to use firearms in self-defense. More

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RFE/RL Blocked In Kazakhstan After Reporting On Kazakh IS Video

RFE/RL's Kazakh Service has been blocked in Kazakhstan after reporting on a video showing Kazakh militants calling for others to join the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. More

Kyrgyzstan Could Designate IS As Terror Group

Kyrgyzstan could be set to designate the Islamic State (IS) group as a terrorist organization. More
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Kyrgyz Medical Academy Scandal Widens After Staff Jostle RFE/RL Journalists

A corruption scandal involving a Kyrgyz medical academy has widened after staff jostled with an RFE/RL camera crew.

Kyrgyzstan's Anti-Vaccination Movement

It's a world away from Disneyland. But Kyrgyzstan is in the midst of its own measles outbreak, spurred by a mix of bad information, conspiracy theories, and religion.

Russia's Foreign Legion Of Doubt

If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.
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