Dozens of ethnic Kazakh families are desperate for news about family members who have have been detained and sent to reeducation camps in China.
Gulzira Mogdin says she was among several ethnic Kazakh women in China who were forced to have abortions.
A deal to draw a new border between Chechnya and Ingushetia has led to mass protests, gunfire, and arrests. The two north Caucasus republics are both parts of the Russian Federation, but have a long-standing border dispute.
Although she had been told that her place was in the kitchen, a sports journalist in Kosovo has become the first woman to provide play-by-play broadcasts of soccer on the country's national radio station.
France paid a national homage to the late singer and actor Charles Aznavour – a Frenchman of Armenian descent – in Paris on October 5, following his passing earlier this month at the age of 94. (Reuters, AFP)
Thousands of people protested in Magas, Ingushetia, against an agreement for an exchange of territory between Ingushetia and Chechnya.
Mixed martial arts fans around the world will be watching the return of Irish star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas this weekend, but his opponent is already a hero in his home village in Daghestan.
A group of Kazakhs gathered outside the German consulate in Almaty, seeking help to win the release of family members being held in China.
A gay novelist and bar owner says "we will suffer," ahead of a referendum in Romania on banning same-sex marriage. He has received threats and hate messages after making a viral post about the vote on social media.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out at former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, calling him a "scumbag" and "traitor to his homeland."
Thousands of Armenians heeded the call of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian who has demanded early parliamentary elections after May's peaceful revolution.
American football has a small but loyal following in Central Asia, and the sport is slowly growing in popularity.