As the Russian economy starts to slow down because of Western sanctions, migrant workers from Central Asia, who often work low-wage jobs in Russia, have been some of the first to feel the war’s economic impact.
The mission of the World Nomad Games is the revival and preservation of nomadic people's historical cultural heritage.
The saiga, antelopes that have migrated across the Central Asian steppe since the days of the woolly mammoth, are suddenly dying by the hundreds of thousands. Some researchers suspect that bacteria reacting to the effects of climate change may be to blame for this catastrophic event.
By day, Somali-American Mohamed Ahmed runs a gas station in the Twin Cities. By night, he's "Average Mohamed," a cartoon character trying to keeping young people from joining ISIS.
It’s just a month since the flag came down on US combat operations in Afghanistan. But even with most American troops leaving, the war is far from over. Can Afghanistan stay intact?
The CIA's recently-released torture report has sparked a national conversation about the perceived horrors of torture — as well as its potential merits. But how do Americans who have served on the front lines feel about torture tactics? We asked veterans to weigh in.
Afghanistan is a country where the culture does not allow women to ride bikes. So the Afghan Women's National Cycling Team has a huge hill to climb, especially if they are to have any chance of making it to the Olympics.
In some scattered areas of Afghanistan, like the district of Gizab, coalition forces were able to claim victories over the Taliban, driving them out with the help of locals. But as international troops leave, those alleged successes are becoming far more fragile.