Kazakhstan Works to Quash Extremism

February 03, 2017 10:28 AM
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Kazakhstan hosted January's Syrian peace talks that saw agreement on reinforcing a ceasefire. Those talks, however, did not include Islamist militant groups. Hosting the talks is about more than just prestige for Kazakhstan, as the country looks to prevent the spreading influence of Islamist extremism at home. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Astana.