Saturday 31 July 2021
28 July 2021
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Rank As Standouts In Pegasus Spyware Investigation
Out of Current Time’s coverage zone, two countries, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, feature prominently in the findings of the Forbidden Stories-Amnesty International investigation into alleged surveillance by Israeli NSO Group's Pegasus spyware.
27 July 2021
'I Had To Say Something': Horrific Child Murder Prompts Tajik Animated Film
An animated film has been made in Tajikistan reflecting on the controversial case of a 5-year-old girl who was raped and killed near Moscow. Filmmaker Lolisanam Ulugova says she was moved to create the movie after seeing the girl's father in tears.
16 July 2021
'I Spent My Youth Terrified': Afghanistan Residents Remember Life Under The Taliban
Current Time spoke with three adult residents of Afghanistan who recall the disruption that occurred when the Taliban came to power in 1996, and fear what the consequences may be if they manage to return to rule Afghanistan now, after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops.
09 July 2021
Facing ‘A Death Sentence’: Why Afghan Interpreters For The U.S. Want To Leave Afghanistan
U.S. President Joe Biden pledged on July 8 to grant visas to Afghan interpreters who have worked for the United States and to evacuate them out of the country. One interpreter and a former senior Afghan intelligence official emphasized the risks the Taliban poses to these individuals.
08 July 2021
Afghan Civilians Fleeing Taliban Complain Officials ‘Just Forget About The Families’
As the Taliban advance broadens throughout northern Afghanistan, the Afghan capital, Kabul, is becoming a last-hope sanctuary for many of the thousands of Kunduz Province residents who have fled the area. But those who make it to Kabul find their struggle far from over.
29 June 2021
Putin's Promises: A History Of Empty Assurances
On June 30, Russia's president is holding his annual televised call-in show. In previous years, he's used the program to lay out plans for the country's future. Here's a look back at some of the promises Putin has made to the Russian public but which he has failed to deliver on.
22 June 2021
Can't Leave, Can't Stay: The Belarusians In Limbo At Sweden's Minsk Embassy
A father and son are holed up in the Swedish Embassy in Minsk, where they took refuge in September 2020 from Belarusian security forces after joining pro-democracy protests. The Swedish authorities say the two men cannot claim political asylum at the embassy.
18 June 2021
Disturbing Video Shows Police Seizing Chechen Woman From Shelter
A newly released video shows police breaking into a safe house in Daghestan, southern Russia, and seizing Khalimat Taramova. The Chechen woman had fled there with a person said to be her girlfriend after what she described as beatings and threats at home.