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· October, 2015

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from October, 2015

‘Tajikistan's Aylan': A Migrant Child Dies in the Arms of the Russian Authorities

"Umar! Your death is the symbol of feebleness and dishonesty, Be my nation's pure herald before God."

Armenian President's Fake Twitter Account Parodies Azerbaijani President's Real One

'We hear warmongering every day, every day we hear threats and attempts to scare us... We don't want war and never wanted, but.....continued.'

Deadly 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake Jolts South Asia

More than 260 people have been reported dead in the region.

Sex Never Stops Selling. Even in Conservative Tajikistan

"To avoid arrest sex workers and their clients will look for remote places, which will in turn endanger these women."

He Crossed Nine Countries to Flee War—and He Was Just 12 Years Old

Gulwari Passarlay was only 12 when his mother sent him away from Afghanistan because she feared for his safety in the UK. He's written a book about his journey.

Kyrgyz Civil Society Forces Parliament's Hand in #120Seats Campaign

Kyrgyzstan's new MPs did not even have time to take their seats before the public got on their backs.

Tajiks Angry at Government Re-Formatting Their Quaint Capital

"Rohat teahouse is not only a beautiful national building, but a memory from more sincere, humane and affordable times."

Kabul Taxi Is Blocked on Facebook. Long Live Kabul Taxi!

Facebook and the government of Afghanistan combined to put the breaks on a popular online vehicle for political satire. But public demand for more is insatiable.

Kyrgyzstan's Youth ‘Against All’ on the Eve of Elections

As noisy electoral campaigns draw to a close many young Kyrgyzstanis have no interest in the October 4 parliamentary vote in their country.

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