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Tens of Thousands Attend Bangladesh Islamist Leader’s Funeral

DHAKA, BANGLADESH – Tens of thousands of people gathered to mourn the leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist group as his funeral was held Saturday in a rural southeastern town, police said. Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi, who had led the hardline...
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Observers Remain Skeptical as Uzbek Government Says Religious Extremism Rising

WASHINGTON – Uzbekistan’s State Security Service says there is a revival of religious extremist activities in the Central Asian country, but the government’s history of alleging extremism accusations to target political opposition has led some observ...
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Majlis Podcast: The Oxus Society Ready To Open A New Forum For Central Asian Studies

On September 28, the Oxus Society, a new Washington-based nonprofit organization, will launch its website, opening a new forum for those interested in Central Asia to connect, exchange ideas, and post material on a variety of topics having to do with...
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