Turkey's hard-headed prime minister bans YouTube, as a divided country votes on his increasingly autocratic rule.
Intimate images from Crimea's referendum on independence. Most of the world condemned the vote as illegitimate.
Life imitates art in Crimea, where nothing seems real anymore except the tears and the vodka.
The motley Tatar self-defense units of Crimea anxiously patrol a homeland they fear will be ripped from them once again.
The last stand of Crimea’s pro-Ukraine movement.
The angry Russian pensioners of Simferopol would rather have the old Soviet dictatorship than European democracy.
In Indonesia and the Philippines, abortions take place underground. The social costs of these women's secrets can be crushing.
A recent attack on a restaurant favored by foreigners in Afghanistan represents a strategic error for the Taliban.
With elections set to determine who will lead Afghanistan after foreign troops withdraw, the government had a plan to ensure legitimacy. Read about how it's been undone by a technicality.
An Afghan drug counselor: The sixth in a series of oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will leave the country.
This month Putin surprised even the biggest Russia experts: he pardoned his biggest enemy and critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. There were some surprises for Putin too from crises regions.
People in a mono-town Asbest are more afraid of anti-asbestos campaign than of asbestos. But now authorities give citizens of Russian mono-towns a chance to escape dependence on a single industry.