Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from November, 2021
Ali Malikov, a high school senior, is boycotting his school after lack of action by the school administration and the Ministry of Education to address bullying and harassment.
A female Afghan writer has just released "The Mountains Have Witnessed: The Story of a Girl Who Dared for More", a book that tells the story of Afghan women.
The Uzbek government banned entry to a foreign journalist, while in Kazakhstan journalists and activists were targeted by state security services.
In Azerbaijan, though homosexuality is not legally considered a disease, when it comes to military service it is registered as either a neurological/psychological illness or a personality disorder.
On November 8, the Victory Day celebration, new annual holiday that commemorates Azerbaijan’s victory in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, a crowd in downtown Baku was filmed cheering as they burned Armenian flags.
Istanbul police conducted raids on waste collectors' depots last month, allegedly to address potential health hazards, public security concerns, and the employment of unregistered migrants.
Having undergone several renaming and transformation processes, Nur-Sultan has a unique and mixed identity, which in turn reflects Kazakhstan's. Architect Temirtas Iskakov explored the nuances in an interview.
Turkmen girls who overcome family pressure to prioritize family over education have to face pressure from the state if they want to study abroad.
In Georgia, hundreds of opposition supporters gathered on November 6, calling for an immediate release of former president Mikheil Saakashvilli from prison.
Recent promises of multi-billion-euro investments in Armenia by the European Union signal a deepening relationship between Yerevan and Brussels and renewed EU confidence in the legacy of the 2018 Armenian revolution.
Is it a tribute to the Armenian people or a religious reference? Historians are still debating.
The local elections were held in an environment of protracted political crisis since October 2020, when opposition groups contested the ruling Georgian Dream Party's victory in the parliamentary elections.
Rustamov is the latest Shia figure targeted by the authorities in an apparent roundup of prominent Shia figures in the country.
Tsitsi Chkheidze aka Indigo, Sandro "Manson," and Eka Mdzeluri, share their experiences living and working in a society where their nonconformist appearances have drawn criticism and judgment.