Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from February, 2015
Mass public participation is not just desirable in Tajik President Emomali Rahmon's heavily-managed democracy, it is mandatory.
Happy endings are rare in Tajikistan, so when they happen, they should be celebrated.
Living next to Russia and being dependent on oil have made life difficult for Kazakhstan, which is about to re-elect its 74-year-old leader ahead of schedule.
Afghanistan competed in its first ever game in the Cricket World Cup against Bangladesh, also comparatively new to the international sporting competition.
In a republic often lacking electricity during the freezing months, Emomali Rahmon is 'the sun that turned the cold winter of the nation into a green spring.'
The Afghan national team is preparing for its first ever Cricket World Cup, an event that is being treasured by the country's diverse population.
Seven wives, twenty kids and tens of disciples: Sheikh Temur reportedly claimed to be God's messenger, but his Judgement Day came sooner than he may have expected.