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28 Nov 15
Government hopes that devolving revenue collection will help curb tax evasion. It may, but only among the poor.
Some families still live in the containers provided as emergency accommodation after the 1988 earthquake. (Photo: Armine Martirosyan)
11 Nov 15
President pledges that rehousing programme in country’s second city will be complete by late 2016.
22 Oct 15
In Khost province, one community agrees to limit the price of getting married.
2 Oct 15
Obstacles remain to a scheme aimed at boosting both security and electoral transparency.
Marina Poghosyan (second from right) with members of the Chplakhyan family, whom she is defending. (Photo: Arman Gharibyan)
24 Jul 15
Borrowers typically have to sign over their homes as security for high-interest loans.
Defending Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan presents huge challenges, not least because of the steep terrain. This river marks the frontier. (Photo: Citt/Flickr)
13 Jul 15
Government think-tank says 8,000 militants are operating in parts of Afghanistan near to the Tajik frontier.
View across the water as "Flame Towers" are lit up in Baku. August 6, 2014. (Photo: Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
5 Jun 15
Traffic and other restrictions seen as excessive.
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.
Arman Sahakyan (right) in court with his lawyer Maro Khachaturyan. (Photo: Nor Serund)
15 May 15
Current laws ban racist and similar remarks, but not verbal attacks on LGBTI people.