Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus
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.
10 May 2016
Dilbar Gurgova was ostracised and driven into poverty after her husband was detained on extremism charges. Compatriots working in Russia were eager to help.
8 May 2016
7 May 2016
The club is helping to develop local football from the ground up while also extending help to players that fell victim to trafficking scams.
6 May 2016
3 May 2016
From sword-wielding nomads through commandos toting automatic rifles, women have played their part in defending the country's borders.
1 May 2016
"The aim of these lessons is preventing the spread of prostitution among women and ensuring their moral education."