Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus
11 March 2016
"It was not he who gave us this autonomy, so he cannot repeal it. They tried to bring Badakhshan to its knees in 2012, but they could not."
8 March 2016
Tajikistan celebrates Mother's Day, a rebranded version of International Women's Day, on March 8.
From cycling teams to volunteers treating drug addicted men, Afghan women are carving out roles in a country wracked by violence and insecurity.
2 March 2016
29 February 2016
In the former Yugoslavia and former USSR, "from kindergarten to university, generations of children and students grow up learning about corruption from their own experiences."
25 February 2016
"Freedom means having voice. @TOLOnews & @TOLO_TV gave us a voice and a #FreedomOfExpression. We stand with MOBY & condemn the attack."
23 February 2016
Imagine teaching for 23 years in a small Afghan refugee camp, and then, one day, learning that Stephen Hawking himself has lauded you and your work
21 February 2016
The obscure Organisation of Eurasian Cyber-Security says an open internet can spur 'colour revolutions' of the sort already witnessed in the ex-Soviet region.
19 February 2016
16 February 2016
14 February 2016
Journalist Khadija Ismayilova's sentencing to seven-and-a-half years in prison in Azerbaijan has enraged rights activists all over the world, including in Latin America.
Things are getting bumpy in Tajikistan, which means it is time to hold a referendum.
10 February 2016
5 February 2016
"We do not have any personal desires but what we expect is opportunities for our children to have a better future."
4 February 2016
3 February 2016
"It seems it is time to start exporting organic fertiliser. This is a particularly promising direction, given we are now fairly deep in shit."