The long war against ISIL

View online Fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) scored another key victory in Iraq this week, overtaking the city of Heet in Anbar province as hundreds of local troops withdrew. Meanwhile, ISIL fighters have continued … Continue reading

Student’s arrest sparks outcry

View online Alexander Sodiqov started his day with a telephone call to one of Tajikistan’s most prominent civil-society activists, Alim Sherzamonov. Shortly before noon on the morning of June 16, the pair met at a central park in Khorog, the … Continue reading