Society

2018-02-19
2018-02-19

Afghanistan's ethnic Kyrgyz trapped on the 'roof of the world'

For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains. Today a handful of them are stuck on the "roof of the world".


2018-01-10
2018-01-10

Russian attempts to justify Stalin's Great Terror re-open old wounds in Central Asia

Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian Federal Security Service, said in a recent interview the executions during the 1930s 'had an objective side to them'.


2017-11-30
2017-11-30

Calls grow for creation of 'Islamic State' crimes museum

A memorial museum would ensure the dark era of the group's rule over parts of the Middle East will not be forgotten and serve as a testimony of its crimes for generations to come.


2017-10-23
2017-10-23

'I want to see America,' says Tajik grandmother

A Tajik grandmother in her 70s dreams of travelling to the United States.


2017-05-02
2017-05-02

Jazz unites diverse cultures in Uzbekistan

The sounds of jazz brought together diverse crowds in four cities in a month-long event.


2017-03-02
2017-03-02

Kazakhstani NGOs take leading role in countering extremism

The government is soliciting public input on its 2017-2020 anti-terrorism programme.


2016-06-06
2016-06-06

Uzbekistan popularises use of Uzbek language

The government is trying to break away from the Soviet-era preference for fluency in Russian.