On this week's Majlis podcast, a discussion on water supplies and water use in Central Asia.
A top U.S. sanctions official is in Asia to push efforts to increase pressure on Iran, saying Washington was intent on making Tehran "radioactive to the international community."
Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) have signed $10 billion worth of agreements on cooperation in investment and finance, renewable energy, industry and infrastructure development, agriculture, and other fields.
Reports of an alleged kidnapping and religious conversion of two Hindu teenage sisters to Islam in mostly Muslim Pakistan last week has triggered a spat between the country and its neighbor India.
A Turkmen correspondent for RFE/RL has left Turkmenistan after serving a three-year prison term on drug charges that human rights groups and a UN panel denounced as politically motivated.
For the first time, Tehran city officials have honored the contribution of Afghan migrants, many of whom work menial jobs and face widespread discrimination in the country.
Human Rights Watch and eight other rights groups have urged the Tajik government to immediately release a gravely ill political activist who claims to have been tortured.
The author and academic Barnett Rubin believes that Afghanistan and the United States will weather this current low in relations after disagreements over how to talk with the Taliban insurgents.
Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has been sworn in as Kazakhstan’s acting president, ending the nearly 30-year rule of Nursultan Nazarbaev, who has resigned but is still expected to maintain powerful influence in the country.
Iran's missile program is destabilizing the Middle East and raising the risk of a "regional arms race," a senior U.S. arms control official has said.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has abruptly resigned after nearly 30 years in office, but will continue to head the ruling party and keep his lifetime post as chairman of the influential Security Council.
The fact that a small group of LGBT supporters joined a Women's Day march in Bishkek has unleashed a storm of anger, with one lawmaker warning against turning Kyrgyzstan into "Gayistan."