China winning new central Asia foothold, edging U.S. out of Russian bastion
"The Central Asian countries have made up their mind...that the fate of the region is in the hands of Russia and China," Niva Yau tells Newsweek.
Migrants digging trenches for Russia in Ukraine complain of mistreatment
The workers had been in the occupied Zaporizhzhia region, according to Radio Free Europe.
U.S. and Russia tussle for "neutrals" with dueling visits
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to Central Asia as Russia's Ukraine invasion shakes Moscow's traditional dominance in the region.
Himalayan plateau is about to fall apart due to thawing permafrost
Researchers have found huge swathes of infrastructure across the 970,000 square mile area will be at risk by 2050.
Putin confronted by frustrated Tajik president demanding respect: Video
Tajikistan, which declared independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, has demanded that Russia treat it with more respect than it currently does.
Putin steps in to mediate border dispute between two other nations
"There certainly aren't many countries who, like Russia, would take on the task of facilitating efforts to resolve the situation and ease tensions," the Kremlin said.
Russia Says It's Ready to Assist to Ensure Stability at Kyrgyz-Tajik Border
Top news stories on Russia's Channel One from September 11 to September 18, 2022, covering the war in Ukraine and other international affairs.
Risk of War Rises as Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Fighting Leaves 20-plus Dead
Both countries host Russian military bases and President Vladimir Putin's government has offered to mediate the dispute.
Mired in Ukraine, Russia Sees Clashes Involving Ex-Soviet Sphere Allies
As the Russia-led CSTO alliance agreed to send a mission to Armenia amid its latest clash with Azerbaijan, violence erupted between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Cracks Are Emerging in Putin's Alliance Against the West
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) met in Moscow on Monday but only Belarus's leader showed support for the Ukraine war.
China, Russia Bring Iran, Pakistan Into Fold to Face Afghanistan Crisis
Russia's top diplomat says he and his Chinese, Iranian and Pakistani counterparts "can make a difference in the region in helping the Afghan people to get out of the crisis created after the 20 years of the war, launched by the United States and NATO."
What Afghanistan's Neighbors Have to Say About New Taliban Government
The most senior working diplomats of China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took part in their first-ever virtual summit to discuss a common approach to Afghanistan's new Islamic Emirate.
Which Countries Are Taking in Afghan Refugees and Which Aren't?
Many Afghans are desperately trying to flee their homeland after the Taliban quickly took control of Afghanistan earlier this month.
U.S., Russia Compete Among Afghanistan's Central Asia Neighbors
"Afghanistan and the wider Central Asian region constitute part of Russia's 'southern underbelly,' a term that underscores the sense of vulnerability it feels along its southern border," Tracey German of the Defence Studies Department at King's College London told Newsweek.
Mass Brawl Breaks Out Between Over 50 People Outside Subway Station
Police in Moscow broke up the fight outside Kuzminki metro station, southeast of the Russian capital, with "most participants" from "Central Asian countries."
Russia Closes Consulate as Taliban Takes Over Multiple Districts
Other countries have closed their consulates after a surge of Taliban victories in northern Afghanistan.
Tajikistan Ramming Attack: ISIS Claims Responsibility
Tajik officials said a detained suspect admitted links to the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan.
Two American Tourists Among Dead in Ramming Attack
A Swiss citizen and a Dutch tourist were also killed in the collision.
Tajikistan Officials Forbid Loud Crying at Funerals
The Tajikistan government has put a ban on wailing at funerals.
Why Extremism Is on the Rise in Central Asia
The St. Petersburg and Sweden attacks are two of the latest with suspects from Central Asia.
Putin's Tour Through Central Asia Tips Moscow's Goals
Could Russia benefit from U.S. attention waning or will China step in?
Tajikistan's President Picks Son For Capital's Mayor
The 29-year-old will soon be eligible to succeed his father.
I Dissolved the Soviet Union With the Stroke of a Pen
Stanislav Shushkevich explains how he signed the treaty that ended the USSR.
How Putin Is Restoring the Fallen Soviet Empire
Putin uses cultural, economic and linguistic tools to shape his Russian compatriots' perceptions.
Who Are the Strongmen Leaders of Central Asia?
After the death of Uzbekistan's president, his peers must think about succession in their republics.
Tajikistan Shaved The Beards of 13,000 Men in 2015
Tajik police also prevented 1,700 from wearing headscarves in a battle against radical Islam.
Freakishly High Temperatures Trigger Tajikistan Floods
Rising temperatures have caused an environmental disaster, according to the IOM.
Russia Plans to Send Tajikistan Military Aid to Combat ISIS
The $1.23 billion in aid will include communication systems, small arms, ammunition for aircraft and more.