Thursday 14 June 2018
June 08, 2018
The First Afghan Women's Demining Team
Fifteen Afghan women are receiving training in land mine removal and disposal, putting them on track to become the first female deminers in the country. The initiative is led by the Danish Demining Group and funded by the United Nations Mine Action Services (UNMAS).
January 19, 2018
Siberia's 'Pole Of Cold'
After a recent cold snap in Siberia, global interest has surged in the Russian village of Oymyakon, the coldest inhabited place on Earth. Photographer Amos Chapple has revisited the images he took on a journey to the village in 2012. Many are published here for the first time.
December 08, 2017
Life In The Trenches On The Outskirts Of Donetsk
November 29, 2017
Photo Gallery: Mostar, Then And Now
In 1993, The Old Bridge in Mostar, built in 1566 during the Ottoman Empire, was destroyed by shells fired by Croatian gunners amid fierce fighting with Bosnian Muslims. In 2004, nine years after the end of the conflict, a new bridge built largely from the original stones was unveiled in Mostar.
November 22, 2017
Life On The Iranian Side Of Astara
The mirrored cities of Astara, on Iran's border with Azerbaijan, have been divided since 1828 when the Russian and Persian empires signed a peace treaty to end a two-year war. The Astara River separates the current Iranian and Azerbajani cities. During the Soviet period, relatives on either side could not visit each other, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and Azerbaijan's emergence as a sovereign country, many family ties have been restored. Iran allows Azerbaijani citizens visa-free visits for 15 days. Photographer Famil Mahmudbeyli visited Iranian Astara to get a sense of life in and around the city.
November 13, 2017
Circus School Brings Hope To Afghan Children
A Kabul circus school is helping hundreds of Afghan children overcome trauma caused by years of war and poverty. By teaching skills like juggling and acrobatics, the Mobile Mini Circus For Children builds self-confidence and teaches teamwork in the deeply divided country. Many of the 300 students are internal refugees or orphans, and the school has been so popular it now runs centers in seven Afghan provinces.
October 09, 2017
Voices From Catalonia
Passions are running high in Catalonia, amid an ongoing crisis over efforts to achieve independence from Spain. Some people who opposed independence declined to have their photographs taken. These interviews were conducted in Barcelona during and after the referendum. (RFE/RL's Belarus Service)
September 05, 2017
"We Love Freedom" - Bashkir women talk about family values
In recent years, Russian authorities have stressed the need to protect family values. In Bashkortostan, a multinational republic within the Russian Federation, it became even more difficult to have a dialogue about the role of women in a modern world. However, the comparison of traditional and modern values is key to understanding the existing problems. Bashkir women shared their thoughts on today's life in a system still dictated by society and family, where they are expected to retain their traditional roles. (Photos by RFE/RL's Sergey Poteryaev/Tatar-Bashkir Service)