Education

12 Mar 14
Archaeological treasures in Nangarhar province left to decay as officials say they lack the resources to preserve them.
Tents provide the classrooms for this school in Afghanistan's Khost province. (Photo: Ahmad Shah)
5 Mar 14
Large numbers enrolled in school as old prejudices fall away.
Gagik Yeganyan, head of Armenia's migration agency. (Photo: Photolure agency)
14 Feb 14
Foreign nationals without extended residence rights restricted to staying three months out of six in Russia.
Armenian officer cadets. The government suspects that many less willing recruits go abroad to study instead. (Photo: Photolure agency)
7 Feb 14
Officials say refundable payment will deter those going abroad merely to escape army service.
One of the protesting parents, Muhizin Omerovic, holds up a school timetable based on the Serb curriculum. (Photo: Ajdin Kamber)
5 Feb 14
Children stay off school for months in dispute over language, history and other subjects.
Girls study under canvas at a school in Balkh province. (Photo: Isaf media) IWPR Handbooks. One of the protesting parents, Muhizin Omerovic, holds up a school timetable based on the Serb curriculum. (Photo: Ajdin Kamber) Adnan Sami and Sajjad Mubarak, participants in IWPR’s Open Minds youth journalism project. The Iraqi educations ministry said an IWPR on the school curriculum supported its goal of producing non-sectarian textbooks. A school in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (Photo: Gol Ahmad Ehsan)
Students from all over the world study Shia theology at the Imam Khomeini institute in Qom. (Photo: Javad Montazeri) A student protest against higher university fees in Armenia. (Photo: Hetq online) Yerevan State University. (Photo: Vahe Harutyunyan) Many gypsy children do not go to school at all. (Photo: Shorena Latatia)

Tamerlane astride his horse in central Tashkent. The medieval Central Asian warlord has found himself appropriated as a symbol of power by the modern Uzbek regime. (Photo: Ehedaya/Wiki Commons) A monument to Ibn Sina (Avicenna) in Tehran. (Photo: Siavash Marzban)