Concerned about the growth of certain religious groups, like the Jehovah's Witnesses, government and Muslim clerical leaders are working together to stop the trend. Officially, there is no persecution.
An agreement signed in Kyrgyzstan. Shared concerns over problems generated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan, Russia's war in Ukraine. Concerns also over internal separatist thrusts. Attention also on ecological issues.
Various Islamist organisations are strengthening their positions in southern Afghanistan. The Taliban and Islamic State Khorasan are vying for the revival of the Islamic caliphate. The danger would also affect Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.
The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.
President Zaparov has raised the issue again. As in Soviet times, the police remain a 'punitive' force. Money from international organisations is only spent on anti-riot activities. The officers are at the service of the potentate of the day. The first objective is to increase street patrols.