Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus
23 June 2016
"While taxpayers ultimately foot the bill for this, two privileged citizens have been massively enriched by the games: the president’s daughters."
22 June 2016
21 June 2016
"A massive information attack has begun against the Prime Minister launched by forever fickle MPs, and those affiliated with different oligarchic groups."
17 June 2016
"I left, because now there is no place for love there. I left, because there was no use in staying there. I left, because oppression and pain crossed all lines."
16 June 2016
"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."
11 June 2016
10 June 2016
"America is mother of Daesh [ISIS] and the grandmother of the Taliban. It supports Daesh by injecting Dollars. It supports the Taliban by injecting Pakistani Rupees."
9 June 2016
"Football and show business were the only areas where criticism was allowed and tolerated. And now even here they are choking the voice of the public."
2 June 2016
"If you really do not understand then why are you here? To polish your backsides on these chairs?"
"Our political system is a model of the European political system," claimed the Twitter feed of Azerbaijan's strongman President Ilham Aliyev.
"Those who share the bloody pictures of victims not only irritate [victims'] families but also unintentionally assist the Taliban in their propaganda."
1 June 2016
30 May 2016
28 May 2016
27 May 2016
15 May 2016
14 May 2016
It's been a long, dangerous journey, so Ali Jaffari first thought it was a scam when a Greek friend offered his family a room at a three-star hotel in Athens.