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Azerbaijan + 1 more

Karabakh: De-mining Continues Amid Rising Tension

by Stephen M. Bland At 7 AM on a recent Monday morning, the staff of the HALO Trust gathered at their compound in Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh. This summer, tension has been running...

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: Trapped Between a Landslide and Poverty

From a vantage point upon a hill, the recovery workers in the southern Kyrgyzstan settlement of Ayuu looked like burrowing ants. Beneath them lay the bodies of 24 people — some only toddlers — buried...

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Rainy Season Causes Major Floods

April 21, 2017 - 10:11am, by Aktan Rysaliev Areas of northern and central Kazakhstan has been hit by intense floods caused by heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers, forcing thousands to flee their...

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Tajikistan

Tajikistan: Climate Change Imperils Mountain Dwellers

One day in mid-July, Nazim brought a truckload of clothes and food to his home in Barsem, a village in the Pamir Mountains of east Tajikistan, in preparation for his wedding later in the summer. The...

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Kyrgyzstan + 2 more

Central Asia Hurting as Russia’s Ruble Sinks

by David Trilling and Timur Toktonaliev Pensioner Jyparkul Karaseyitova says she cannot afford meat anymore. At her local bazaar in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, the price for beef has jumped 9...

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s Glacial Floods a Growing Risk

Adriane Lochner It is a tough climb to the weather station: The trail leads across snow-covered boulder fields and steep, icy slopes. But for four researchers from Kyrgyzstan’s Geology and Mineral...

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Georgia + 1 more

Syrian Refugees Grapple with Adapting to Life in Abkhazia

Paul Rimple In 2013, as Syria’s civil war raged, 23-year-old Samar Abaza opted, like hundreds of thousands of his countrymen, to flee his home for safety abroad. Yet unlike most of the estimated 2.5...

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Kyrgyzstan + 1 more

Uzbeks Dropping Out of School at Alarming Rate

The hardships of the recent past are taking a toll on ethnic Uzbeks in southern Kyrgyzstan. Anecdotal evidence indicates Kyrgyz Uzbeks’ educational aspirations are shriveling. Life for many Uzbeks...

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Kyrgyzstan + 1 more

Clash Reported on Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Border

By RFE/RL January 07, 2013 Tensions between the main ethnic groups of the Ferghana Valley flared again over the weekend, rekindling memories of clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan between Uzbeks and...

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Armenia + 2 more

Destination Karabakh for Armenian-Syrian refugees?

As reported earlier by EurasiaNet.org, the arrival in Armenia of Armenian-Syrian refugees is creating some friction. Now, some politicians from both Armenia proper and Nagorno-Karabakh are floating a...

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