A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said.
At least 40 Iraqi citizens have been killed, and more than 120 wounded, following a twin bomb attack in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Iraq’s government has said.
At least six people are understood to have been killed, and a further eight wounded, following a series of attacks by suspected Islamist militants, in the Kazakh city of Almaty.
At least three police officers and a civilian have been killed, after gunmen attacked a police station, in the country’s commercial capital, Almaty.
At least six people have been killed, following attacks by suspected Islamist militants, in northwestern Kazakhstan.
A total of 1.4 tonnes of seized Afghan drugs were burnt by Uzbek drug enforcement officers, seized as Uzbekistan tries to crackdown on flow of narcotics from Afghanistan to Russia, and onto Europe.
The commander of an elite Tajik police force, who received training from US forces, has defected to the Islamic State militant group.
A vocal critic of the Tajik president, who has lived in exile in a number of countries, most recently Turkey, was shot dead by an unknown assailant in a street in Istanbul.
Three people have been arrested in New York City for plotting to travel to Syria and conspiring to join and support the Islamic State terrorist group.