Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from April, 2019
Afghanistan's dwindling Sikh and Hindu communities turn towards the exits
A recent survey found that 60.7% of respondents would emigrate if they were given opportunity.”
Will Kyrgyzstan call time on uranium mining?
The government says it has revoked the license of a company planning to mine in the Issyk-Kul region that is a beloved tourism spot.
A conversation with the creator of FindyourB, a podcast for soul-searching Kazakh millennials
A podcast that examines identity and value systems is attracting young people in Kazakhstan.
In the mountains of northern Azerbaijan, football has become a goal for girls
Impoverished Shaki is a conservative place, but the town's talented girls' football team is emerging as a national powerhouse.
‘I keep silent and put up with it’: Surviving domestic violence in Armenia
"He would throw me against the walls like a ball."
Teenager's tragic death at Baku school directs anger towards Azerbaijan's broken system
A disgraced school director, a local official and hospital staff have all come under fire over Elina Hajiyeva's tragic death.
How Uzbeks learned to love (and live on) the Telegram messenger app
The service whose growth in the country at one point felt almost accidental is now a mirror to a nation on the move.
Iran faces backlash from its Azeri citizens over Armenia and the Karabakh question
Far more Azeris live in Iran than in Azerbaijan. When Armenia's PM visited Tehran earlier this year, they made their voices heard.
Moscow human rights activists sue a Russian far eastern republic over ban on migrant workers
Human rights activists will have to fight Yasen Nikolayev’s act on purely legalistic grounds, arguing that regulating the local labor market in Yakutia is not actually required.