A group of Central Asian militants from the predominantly Uzbek faction Katibat al-Imam Bukhari have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Kyrgyzstan's State Registration Ministry says that as of January 1, 2015, Kyrgyz citizens will no longer be able to enter the Russian Federation using their national identification documents.
Three women have been detained in Kyrgyzstan on suspected involvement in the stabbing of the father-in-law of the jailed former chief of Kazakhstan’s national nuclear company, KazAtomProm.
Kyrgyzstan has stepped up punishment for blocking roads, a common form of protest in the Central Asian nation.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev says his country must join the Russia-led Customs Union "despite possible price hikes."
The father-in-law of the jailed former chief of Kazakhstan’s KazAtomProm national nuclear company, KazAtomProm, has been stabbed in an attack in his native Kyrgyzstan.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has discussed gas pipelines to China, allocation of water in Central Asia, and the situation in Afghanistan during a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in Ashgabat.
A Kyrgyz delegation was due to arrive in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, to discuss electricity exports.
Kyrgyzstan announced it will open an embassy in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the Kyrgyz government "to refrain from passing draft legislation" against sexual minorities.
As if there were not enough militant problems for Central Asia already, some sources suggest the Islamic militant group currently dominating world headlines is also Central Asia’s greatest extremist challenge.
The son of former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has been sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for embezzling millions of dollars of state funds.