For Pakistan's most celebrated tea seller, 2016 was a thing of beauty. Now "Chaiwala" is preparing to make his debut on the silver screen.
Niloofar Rahmani, a celebrated Afghan female pilot who was awarded a "Women of Courage" prize by the U.S. State Department, has touched off a heated debate in Afghanistan by applying for asylum in the United States.
In Pakistan, Santa's little helpers carry automatic weapons just in case... on a special ''Christmas train" touring the country.
Rafia Qaseem Baig's special kind of courage and steady nerves are helping her to break down another gender barrier in Pakistan. She's set to become the country's first female bomb disposal officer. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
An embattled Tajik defense lawyer could have four years tacked onto his already lengthy prison sentence for reading out a classic poem during his trial.
Kyrgyzstan appears set to define marriage in an attempt to bar same-sex marriages.
People living with disabilities in the Pakistani city of Peshawar demanded access to better services ahead of the International Day of People with Disabilities. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
More than 20 teams competed in a soccer tournament in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal district. It's the second straight year that the competition took place in the territory once held by Taliban militants. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
The proposed railway line from Turkmenistan to Tajikistan, via Afghanistan, marked a milestone on November 28 when the first station on the Afghan side of the Turkmen border opened.
Women’s rights campaigners in Ghor say dozens of forced and child marriages take place every year.
Dissidents who run afoul of the authorities in Central Asia face two choices: wait until they come for you, or run. But even if these people manage to flee their homeland, many will still not be left in peace abroad.