Tajik Families in Shock as Sons Die for Islamic State

Parents struggle to understand why young men went off to fight in faraway war.

As more and more young Tajiks go off to fight for Islamic State, families back home are having to come to terms with news that their sons have died far away in Syria and Iraq.

Getting Afghan Officials to Engage With the Public

Meeting the people can be scary if you never have to do it.

A series of public debates in Afghanistan has given audience members opportunities to see their leaders in the flesh and put tough questions to them. These frank exchanges are unusual, and for officials who make an appearance, somewhat intimidating.

#accountability #afghanistan #media

Water Deal to Help Georgian, Ossetian Farmers

Officials agree to clear waterways and give communities on both sides the water they need for their crops.


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