The U.S. State Department says in its annual human rights report that many governments worldwide continued to perpetrate grave rights violations.
Gender quotas exist throughout Central Asia, where women enjoyed equal rights and opportunities with men during the Soviet past. But not everyone is convinced this is a good thing.
One of the most prestigious libraries in Central Asia has been forced to move, potentially endangering some of its ancient and rare documents.
An Uzbek citizen has been shot dead near the Airybaz checkpoint on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
The Kara-Suu checkpoint on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan has been closed.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has sacked the country's top education officials.
Kyrgyz human rights activist Nematillo Botakoziev has been reported missing in Dushanbe.
Evidence has emerged that an anti-AIDS campaigner in Uzbekistan was sentenced to seven years in prison after authorities deemed his brochure incompatible with local traditions.
U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke flew to Georgia today after ending a tour of Central Asian countries aimed at strengthening regional assistance in stabilizing Afghanistan.
Of the more than 6,700 languages spoken in the world, half are in danger of disappearing before the century ends. But what is lost when a language dies and why does the process occur?
Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama's special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, is set to make a quick but thorough swing through Central Asia this weekend.
Authorities in parts of Uzbekistan's eastern Andijon region have started telling people how much food they should eat.