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· March, 2014

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from March, 2014

31 March 2014

Afghanistan: ‘My Best Weapon to Fight the Taliban is My Voter Card’

Afghanistan's voters are in a defiant mood as they ready themselves for the polls, ignoring an intensification of civillian-focused attacks by "desperate" Taliban insurgents.

18 March 2014

Tajik MP Comes Out Against Cousin Marriage

Saodat Amirshoeva, a female MP in Tajikistan, has a passion for trying to regulate marriage. She is now urging the parliament to ban cousin marriage.

6 March 2014

Attack Leaves Three Turkmen Border Guards Killed. But Who Killed Them?

A recent attack on a border patrol along the Afghan frontier left three Turkmen border guards dead. Netizens in the country argue about who attacked the border guards and why.

5 March 2014

Tajik Human Rights Activist Named a Woman of Courage

Oinikhol Bobonazarova of Tajikistan wins the International Women of Courage Award.

4 March 2014

Kazakhstan: Devaluation, Demonstrations, and Lacy Underwear

"I came out in my last pair of lacy panties, which will be banned in our country as of July 2014."

“Hands Off Russian-Language Press” in Tajikistan

Is Russian-language print media in Tajikistan a "threat" or is it "under threat"?

Winter in Tajik Capital, the “Worst City in Asia”

3 March 2014

Expensive Plants for a Poor Country: Tajikistan Spends Millions on Belgian Trees

Tajikistan where more than a third of the population is poor has spent 4,5 million US dollars on chestnut trees for the capital city.

1 March 2014

Ukraine's Capital After Yanukovich, Through a Kyrgyz Blogger's Eyes

A Kyrgyz blogger writes about his three-day trip to Kyiv observing everyday life in the city after the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovich.