Tuesday 23 April 2019
March 07, 2019
Drugged And Attacked: A Kyrgyz Transgender Woman's Painful Story
A Kyrgyz woman has described how she was drugged and attacked by a group of men after they learned she was transgender. The first gender-reassigment surgery was performed in Kyrgyzstan in 2014, and Kyrgyz citizens can now change their legal gender, provided they have undergone surgery.
March 04, 2019
Dramatic Rescues As Deadly Floods Hit Afghanistan
At least 32 people, including children, have been killed in flooding in Afghanistan's southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand. According to the United Nations, 20 people died in Kandahar, with 10 people missing, and 2,000 homes destroyed.
March 01, 2019
Pilot Shot Down By Pakistan Returns To India
An Indian pilot captured by Pakistani forces on February 27 after his warplane was shot down in the disputed region of Kashmir has returned to India after being freed by Islamabad in a "peace gesture." Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman crossing into India on March 1. (PTV via Reuters)
February 27, 2019
Pakistani Protesters Denounce India As Tensions Soar
Dozens of protesters rallied in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, on February 27, calling on their leaders to go to war with India amid escalating tensions over Kashmir. Both countries reported having shot down the other's warplanes over the disputed region.
February 19, 2019
Pakistan Fighters Escort Saudi Crown Prince Into Islamabad
Pakistan sent fighter jets to greet the plane of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman ahead of a high-profile visit on February 17. After arrival in Islamabad, the prince said Saudi Arabia had signed investment agreements totaling more than $20 billion with Pakistan.
February 08, 2019
In Pictures: Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution
Forty years ago, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini spearheaded an Islamic Revolution that deposed Iran's shah. The country's authoritarian monarchy was replaced by a repressive theocracy, and almost overnight, Iran was transformed from a crucial U.S. ally to bitter foe.
February 04, 2019
Fire Kills Five Children In Astana
A house fire in the Kazakh capital, Astana, killed five children from a single family. Officials said on February 4 that flames engulfed the house overnight, killing five girls aged between three months and 13 years. Emergency service officials told RFE/RL that the girls' parents were at work at the
February 01, 2019
Afghanistan's Air Force: Soaring Costs, Low Expectations
The Afghan Air Force says it's ready to take on more responsibility as the U.S. looks to scale back its military operations in the country. Critics say the small fleet of light helicopters and turboprop planes is ill-prepared to fill the void left if foreign troops and equipment are withdrawn.