The autocratic government of Turkmenistan now requires state employees to subscribe to Turkmen Dili and other papers.
The reelected president wants integrate the region under Moscow's leadership, but he's not the first Russian leader to over-reach.
A growing number of Uzbekistani women who marry men from across the border in Kyrgyzstan are ending up citizens of neither, meaning they have officially ceased to exist.
The Russian leader is struggling to balance some of his country's most powerful social and historic forces.
Widespread homophobia and open police persecution can make life dangerous in or out of the closet.
The tiny nation found $1 trillion in mineral deposits. Now, Mongolian leaders are studying the lessons of other resource-rich countries
The government of Uzbekistan is finally opening up internet access -- but they're also using it to snoop on citizens