Iran can employ several tactics as it looks at ways to circumvent U.S. sanctions on its vital oil industry. Each has advantages and disadvantages.
An Afghan woman who secretly studied literature in Herat under the Taliban's rule fears the ongoing peace process with the militant group could open a floodgate for "radical Islamists."
A Czech man has received death threats since the country's Constitutional Court this week backed his right to subject Russian hotel guests to a political litmus test over Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Putin steps up pressure on Ukraine and Belarus, and Moscow’s man in Caracas holds on to power amid a standoff pitting the United States against Russia in the Western Hemisphere.
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Georgian political party's church ordains priests to allow them a way out of conscription.
A Jehovah's Witness who fled Russia and sought refuge in Germany says he won't return until he can freely practice his religion in Russia, something he doesn't think will happen soon.
In a video published online, a kindergarten principal is shown humiliating a 5-year-old for his lack of patriotism and forcing him to express his love for Russia.
State workers complain that Kazakhstan's relative wealth isn't trickling down, prompting some to turn to the marketplace -- or simply turn their office into one.
long with Nicaragua, Venezuela has served as sort of beachhead for Russian influence in the Western Hemisphere in recent years.
RFE/RL has discovered that official pictures of the new Kazakh leader have been dramatically altered with photo-editing software.
A move up to the stage put "Grandma Leyla" in the spotlight during the country's 2018 uprising.