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22 May 15
Once a husband decides to make his temporary stay abroad more permanent, there is little that wives can do to secure maintenance.
21 May 15
Prostitution abroad and "labour enslavement" at home are the commonest forms.
21 May 15
Fewer people are paying in so the pension age is going up.
On a see-saw at the SOS Children's Village. (Photo: Jibek Karakeeva. Picture published with kind permission of SOS's Oksana Orozbaeva)
20 May 15
Experts say contrast between care of children in state and private homes has huge impact on their prospects.
President Nursultan Nazarbaev. (Photo: Serik Kovlanbaev)
18 May 15
Keeping everyone guessing helps ensure President Nazarbaev’s position is unassailable.
President Almazbek Atambaev meets the speaker of Kyrgyzstan's parliament and leaders of the five main parties. (Photo: Kyrgyz president's press service)
14 May 15
Political elites shouldn’t change the rules to suit themselves, experts say.
Protesters covered the Uzbek embassy in London in red paint after the Andijan killings. May 17, 2005. (Photo: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
Comment
13 May 15
After shooting down protesters in 2005, Uzbekistan’s government concluded that repression works, that historical truth can be suppressed, and that no one will really care in the long run.
8 May 15
President denounces "alien" forms of clothing and his police follow up by issuing warnings to women wearing hijab.
6 May 15
Legal system has been slow to enforce payment orders on wayward ex-husbands.
Islamic University in Dushanbe, where women can wear Muslim headscarves. (Photo: Humairo Bakhtiyor)
1 May 15
The idea that banning Islamic forms of dress will eliminate extremism is facile, experts say.

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