Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2015
As the Moscow-Ankara standoff continues, the small countries in the pair's respective spheres of influence have tough choices to make.
"It is not enough that they kill, rape, imprison and make fun of Tajiks in Russia -- now the killing continues at home, on our own soil!"
Afghans are demanding an end to violence and a government that can take responsibility for the country's deteriorating security.
"This is the echo of the system that has been working for more than 20 years during recruitment periods in Tajikistan."
Iran’s ethnic minority communities are increasingly taking to the net to mobilise against racism and oppression
Lawyers prepared to represent beleaguered opposition figures in the Central Asian country are finding themselves following them into jail.
"When you see Rokhshana's stoning video you hate yourself as a man. You hate yourself as a human being."
Exiled autocrat Kurmanbek Bakiyev's book is missing a key word that could have turned it into a bestseller: Sorry.
Iran's Afghan refugee population nears 1 million, with an additional estimated 1.4 to 2 million unregistered refugees living and working in the country.
Sunday's election in Azerbaijan was not really an election and the new parliament is not really a parliament, but the ruling family cares little for such niceties.