In a career filled with complexity and contradiction, Massoud was lionised as the ‘good Muslim’ during the insurgencies of the 1980s and 1990s, an expediency that would reek of Western dissonance post-2001.
There are some worrying signs coming from France, which seeks to limit academic freedom in the name of defending national interests and preventing foreign interference.
Observers are worried that Russian lawmakers’ recent statements are paving the way for an actual annexation of Kazakhstan.
The region's ruling elites fear Islamisation of public life, so they have adopted draconian measures to even suppress the revival of Muslim traditions.
If the mission is completed as planned, it would make China the third nation to have retrieved lunar samples after the United States and the Soviet Union.
The spiritual leader of the Catholic world recently criticised capitalism, suggested he found the free market system inadequate when it comes to meeting basic human needs.
Dissent has been systematically squashed out leaving a trail of dead opposition figures, critics and journalists for decades.
After 101 years of Afghan freedom, TRT World spoke to young, middle-aged and elderly Afghans who all still yearn for peace and equality.
Since leaving for neighbouring Lithuania last week, under pressure from the government according to her allies, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has been calling for demonstrations and justice for a brutal police crackdown on protesters.
China previously made a Mars bid in 2011 with Russia, but the Russian spacecraft carrying the probe failed to exit the Earth's orbit and disintegrated over the Pacific Ocean.
Moscow has played a significant role in propelling the conflict between the two neighbours by creating autonomous regions in Azerbaijan and drawing controversial borders.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have shared hostilities over various ethnic, religious and political reasons - but the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is the biggest hurdle that exists between the two.
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