Afghan boys in rural areas are often impelled to marry because of long-held local or tribal traditions — customs on the inheritance rights of widows, the settlement of blood feuds, or prearranged agreements between families to exchange their children for marriage
Authorities in Dushanbe believe Shafiev and his associates are training their Tajik recruits in Afghanistan and sending them back to Tajikistan to create a terrorist sleeper cell
Each candidate has entered the race on tickets that include first- and second- vice presidential running mates. These are often the result of political horse-trading that can forge unlikely unions
Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev was detained on August 8 after an earlier police operation to seize him ended in failure and resulted in the death of a member of the security forces. Atambaev has been accused of corruption and abuse of power while in office
Special police forces have stormed the residential compound of former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev and reportedly arrested him following a night of violent clashes. Video footage purports to show Atambaev being taken away by security services in a vehicle
“We have debts to several grocery stores,” says 10-year-old Turdubek. He and his neighbor Aizirek spoke to us about their hard, impoverished lives in the slums of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek
A secretly filmed video report about sex workers in the Tajik capital has landed its authors in hot water as authorities accuse them of breaching privacy laws.
Black banners on the streets, crying men in dark clothing beating their bodies, somber parades, orators exhorting crowds to wail at the horrors the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson suffered before being killed some 1,400 years ago