Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from January, 2018
"Uyat in Kazakhstan...can be creative and destructive. In the first instance, it is to educate children. In the latter, it is about harassment and aggression."
"People have to look for jobs in other countries because we have not created conditions for them."
"Australian NGOs have denounced this 'Indonesian Solution', arguing that their government is paying Jakarta “hundreds of millions of dollars to detain and warehouse asylum seekers."
"A cowardly and heinous attack by a bunch of terrorists on a humanitarian organization that serves the Afghan children."
Once asked why the government was raising a tax on mobile phone companies, the tax chief responded: "Now even barefooted ones have a mobile phone."
“I regret that the National Unity Government talks about good governance while appointing a minister who lacks primary literacy.”
Legal reforms restricting online speech seem to threaten everyone but the ruling elite of Azerbaijan.