Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from March, 2019
"There is a point after which you just can’t take it anymore."
Crossfire, improvised explosive devices, assassinations, bombings, nighttime raids on homes of suspected insurgents and airstrikes have been blamed for high civilian casualty numbers.
Keeping it in the family: Kazakhstani president Nazarbayev resigns, but leaves little hope for real reform
Despite the surprise transition, all signs suggest that the new regime will look very much like the old one.
Kazakhstan's government is nervous about what Seikjan Bilash does, as well as what he might do if allowed to grow more popular.
The students speak about their lives in a foreign land and their expectations for the future, when they return to Armenia.
"Peace does not just mean an end to the war. No country can be successful in its national programs without the participation of women."
“I have one issue – and that issue is Xinjiang.”
A nationalist vigilante group had pledged to break up the rally but the event went ahead without interruption.
Out of the 21 women interviewed by QWNC, eight knew someone among their friends, relatives, or neighbours killed by their male family members for behaviour that "humiliated the family."
“Everyone there was telling Shukria that she would not able to walk, but I was telling her that she had to walk.”
The schools are among the best in Kyrgyzstan but have powerful enemies, including Turkey, and a reputation for secrecy.