Concerns that militant and drug-trafficking threats might rise after NATO-led forces leave Afghanistan.
Government scales back recovery predictions for an already struggling economy.
Ex-soldier says weapons were found in humanitarian shipments for besieged city.
For most, Islam is a uniting force in an alien society, though some experts warn of Islamic radicalisation risk.
Mix of local irregulars, volunteers and some troops may not be enough to secure the win Moscow wants.
Anar Mammadli's group said election giving president 85 per cent win could not count as "free and democratic”.
As opposition considers whether to field one candidate or several, many Abkhaz are alarmed at the precedent set by ousting leaders, even unpopular ones.
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In Kazakstan, ArcelorMittal Temirtau, the country's largest mining company, enjoyed state support for decades. But the death of 46 miners in October brought this backing to an end. Meanwhile, in Uzbekistan, Tajik nationals serving sentences on espionage charges in Uzbek prisons ask for a review of their cases.
Elsewhere, CABAR gets a unique insight into two of the eight Catholic nunneries still operating in northern Kazakstan.
Journalists need training and support to properly cover war crimes trials.
Some women face Adana's male-dominated traffic chaos for a living.
Recent murder highlights widespread discrimination and violence against LGBTI people.