Violent clashes between Gonabadi dervishes and Iranian security forces follow years of tensions and persecution of dervishes whose houses of worship have been destroyed and members detained.
An RFE/RL journalist traveled deep into the heart of Russia to learn more about a man who is believed to have been killed while fighting as a mercenary in Syria.
The Russian government is planning to increase the subsidy paid to attract people to settle in the Far East to 1 million rubles, plus other perks. But locals eking out a tough living think more should be done for them.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has accused his country's powerful security service of committing atrocities that exceeded those of Stalin's Great Terror.
Sharp and often fierce rhetoric permeated this year's Munich Security Conference, which asked participants if the world could manage to step back from the brink.
Crimean Tatars say the firm picked by Russia-appointed authorities on annexed Crimea is causing irreparable damage to a 16th-century palace on the Ukrainian Peninsula.
One of the most recognized symbols of Iran's pre-Islamic past is at the center of a debate about seemingly ubiquitous Shi'ite shrines.
Russian laws ban using minors in election campaigns, but that hasn’t stopped a school in Daghestan from posting photos of children holding pro-Putin posters.
A state commission in Serbia is trying to reverse a decades-long population decline with a slogan campaign. But critics, including the country’s female prime minister, say the campaign wrongly blames women for the problem.
That Russian mercenaries are helping Kremlin war efforts isn't new. But a mounting death toll in Syria could force Russia's hand on acknowledging, and regulating, such undertakings.
Our photographer meets three Russians who labor through Siberia's brutal winters.
As Europe's newest state celebrates 10 years of independence, a stalemate over lyrics to Kosovo's national anthem highlights simmering ethnic tensions.