Tajikistan

Country Tajikistan
Capital Dushanbe
Continent Asia
Currency Somoni(TJS)
Languages Tajik & Russian

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Introduction

The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bolshevik control of the area was fiercely contested and not fully reestablished until 1925. Much of present-day Sughd province was transferred from the Uzbek SSR to the newly formed Tajik SSR in 1929. Ethnic Uzbeks form a substantial minority in Sughd province. Tajikistan became independent in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union, and experienced a civil war between regional factions from 1992-97. There have been no major security incidents in recent years, although the country remains the poorest in the former Soviet sphere. Attention by the international community since the beginning of the NATO intervention in Afghanistan has brought increased economic development and security assistance, which could create jobs and strengthen stability in the long term. Tajikistan is in the early stages of seeking World Trade Organization membership and has joined NATO's Partnership for Peace.

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Avalanches Claim Five Lives In Tajikistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyAvalanches Claim Five Lives In Tajikistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

At least five people have been killed in snow avalanches in Tajikistan this week, officials said.



Tajikistan's only ski resort: Safed Dara - Aljazeera.comTajikistan's only ski resort: Safed Dara  Aljazeera.com

In a country with an abundance of snow, a lone ski resort 70km north of Dushanbe trains local young people with hopes of becoming downhill champions.



Fears of renewed violence in Tajikistan after protests in Khorog - Aljazeera.comFears of renewed violence in Tajikistan after protests in Khorog  Aljazeera.com

The army was sent in after protests broke out in September about neglect and intimidation by the predominantly Sunni Muslim government.



The Last Jews Of Tajikistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyThe Last Jews Of Tajikistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan's once thriving Jewish population has dwindled to an estimated 50 people. Most left for Israel in the 1990s to escape the country's civil war. But one ...



Tajikistan poverty takes violent toll on domestic life - Aljazeera.comTajikistan poverty takes violent toll on domestic life  Aljazeera.com

Unemployment, alcoholism and violence against women are common problems for men.



Tajikistan offers cheap electricity to Pakistan - DAWN.comTajikistan offers cheap electricity to Pakistan  DAWN.com

RAWALPINDI: Tajik Ambassador Sherali S. Jononov on Friday offered electricity to Pakistan and also expressed desire to increase the trade volume between ...



Tajikistan's GDP per capita increases - AzerNewsTajikistan's GDP per capita increases  AzerNews

Tajikistan's GDP per capita over the last year increased by 725 somoni, Trend reports via Tajik media.



Tajikistan: Authorities double down on jihadist link to prison riot - EurasiaNetTajikistan: Authorities double down on jihadist link to prison riot  EurasiaNet

Tajikistan's authorities are still stonewalling over the prison riot in November in which dozens are believed to have died. But they are using the media to double ...



Tajikistan's troubled national carrier Tajik Air ceases operations - www.rusaviainsider.comTajikistan's troubled national carrier Tajik Air ceases operations  www.rusaviainsider.com

Tajik Air, the national air carrier of Tajikistan has ceased operations after failing to cope with financial difficulties.



Kazakhstan is Tajikistan's main export partner in 2018 - AzerNewsKazakhstan is Tajikistan's main export partner in 2018  AzerNews

By Abdul Kerimkhanov. Tajikistan's main export partners are Kazakhstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, Tajik media reports. In the export of goods, ...



How Russia used Facebook to expand the Kremlin's messaging - ABC NewsHow Russia used Facebook to expand the Kremlin's messaging  ABC News

Facebook removed more than 250 pages on Thursday for “coordinated inauthentic behavior" masquerading as special interest groups when they were actually ...



Tajikistan plans to increase GDP more than twice by 2030 - AzerNewsTajikistan plans to increase GDP more than twice by 2030  AzerNews

Tajikistan is going to increase gross domestic product (GDP) by 2.6 times by 2030, Tajik media reports.



Agroforestry helps Tajikistan farmers overcome resource pressures - Mongabay.comAgroforestry helps Tajikistan farmers overcome resource pressures  Mongabay.com

Tajikistan is a dry and mountainous country where agroforestry is helping to stabilize soils degraded by decades of monoculture farming during the Soviet era, ...



UNDP Brings Disaster Preparedness Officials from Tajikistan and Afghanistan together to advance cooperation - Afghanistan - ReliefWebUNDP Brings Disaster Preparedness Officials from Tajikistan and Afghanistan together to advance cooperation - Afghanistan  ReliefWeb

Dushanbe, 25 December 2018 – UNDP holds technical meeting today to bring officials from the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the ...



Macedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts - Seymour TribuneMacedonia seeks help in catching safe deposit box thefts  Seymour Tribune

Macedonian authorities are seeking cross-border help to gather evidence on a 1.7-million euro theft from local bank safe deposit boxes by an international gang ...



Previously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison - The DiplomatPreviously Jailed Tajik Journalist Ordered Back to Prison  The Diplomat

Nearly five months after being released from custody, Tajik journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov has been ordered back to jail. On January 11, the Khujand City Court ...



Human Rights Day Shines Unwelcome Spotlight On Tajikistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyHuman Rights Day Shines Unwelcome Spotlight On Tajikistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

As the world marked the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, Tajikistan's government attracted unwanted ...



Collective Punishment: Payback Hellish For Family Members Of Bicyclist Attackers In Tajikistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyCollective Punishment: Payback Hellish For Family Members Of Bicyclist Attackers In Tajikistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Family members of the four slain men linked to a terrorist attack on foreign cyclists in Tajikistan say they face pressure from the government and society.



Edward Lemon on Tajikistan's Trajectory - The DiplomatEdward Lemon on Tajikistan's Trajectory  The Diplomat

Tajikistan, one of Central Asia's poorest states, rarely breaks into the international new cycle. This summer, as a car attack claimed by the Islamic State killed four ...



Tragedy In Tajikistan: Most Humans 'Are Warm, Friendly People Who Wish Us No Harm' - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTragedy In Tajikistan: Most Humans 'Are Warm, Friendly People Who Wish Us No Harm'  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Four foreign cyclists were killed and three injured in an attack in Tajikistan that was claimed by Islamic State extremists. Here's a look at those killed and the ...



Were the American cyclists killed in Tajikistan naive for traveling there? - Washington PostWere the American cyclists killed in Tajikistan naive for traveling there?  Washington Post

On July 29, five terrorists in Tajikistan rammed a car into a group of seven Western cyclists, then set upon them with knives. Four of the cyclists were killed: two ...



Tajikistan Inaugurates Mega-Dam - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Inaugurates Mega-Dam  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon inaugurated a new $3.9 billion mega-dam on November 16. He hopes it will solve the Central Asian country's energy needs ...



Tajikistan's Unconquerable Gorno-Badakhshan Region - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan's Unconquerable Gorno-Badakhshan Region  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan's president has warned local officials in the eastern Gorno-Badakhshan region to bring order to the area, but that might be a tall order.



Inside Tajikistan: A history of music and storytelling - Aljazeera.comInside Tajikistan: A history of music and storytelling  Aljazeera.com

We meet Tajik musicians holding on to their musical roots as they try to keep their centuries-old tradition alive.



Tajikistan - OZYTajikistan  OZY

The Central Asian republic depends on remittances from migrants for almost half of its GDP. Mountains cover 90 percent of the country's territory, and Tajikistan ...



A Military Crackdown in Tajikistan Could Draw in Bigger Powers - STRATFORA Military Crackdown in Tajikistan Could Draw in Bigger Powers  STRATFOR

Tajikistan appears set for a military operation in its restive eastern region – and that could soon attract the attentions of Russia and China.



Tajikistan attack: Four cyclists mown down are identified - BBC NewsTajikistan attack: Four cyclists mown down are identified  BBC News

Authorities have identified four cyclists who were killed while riding in Tajikistan in an attack that has been claimed by the IS terror group. The victims had all kept ...



Majlis Podcast: Tajikistan's Perplexing Response To An Act Of Terrorism - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyMajlis Podcast: Tajikistan's Perplexing Response To An Act Of Terrorism  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The deadly attack on a group of foreign tourists cycling through Tajikistan has left the government in Dushanbe scrambling to explain what happened on July 29 ...



Tajik Police Appear To Keep Lid On Reporting About Suspects In Deadly Attack On Cyclists - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajik Police Appear To Keep Lid On Reporting About Suspects In Deadly Attack On Cyclists  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

With Tajiks and the international community eager to learn more about possible motives in the Islamic State-claimed attack that killed four foreigners, officials in ...



'It's a miracle': the scheme ending abuse against women in Tajikistan - The Guardian'It's a miracle': the scheme ending abuse against women in Tajikistan  The Guardian

For 22 years, Rano Mahmurodova was violently abused by her husband. A groundbreaking new project changed everything.



Can Social Media Help Deliver Justice In Tajikistan? - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyCan Social Media Help Deliver Justice In Tajikistan?  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A Tajik court this week hears the appeal of independent journalist Hairullo Mirsaidov. Verdicts are rarely overturned in Tajikistan, but Mirsaidov's case has ...



Sushma Swaraj Reaches Tajikistan For Shanghai Organisation Conclave - NDTV NewsSushma Swaraj Reaches Tajikistan For Shanghai Organisation Conclave  NDTV News

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Tajikistan capital Dushanbe on Thursday to attend a two-day conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation ...



Tajikistan: Shots fired in Khorog, rallies planned - EurasiaNetTajikistan: Shots fired in Khorog, rallies planned  EurasiaNet

Unease in Tajikistan's Pamir region appears to have spilled over into actual violence at the weekend after a prominent local police officer allegedly fired ...



Mother Of Tajikistan Cyclist-Attack Suspect Douses Self With Gasoline In Protest - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyMother Of Tajikistan Cyclist-Attack Suspect Douses Self With Gasoline In Protest  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The mother of a Tajik man who is suspected of carrying out a fatal attack against a group of foreign cyclists in the Central Asian country in July poured gasoline ...



At least 27 killed in Tajikistan prison riot: security sources - ReutersAt least 27 killed in Tajikistan prison riot: security sources  Reuters

At least 25 inmates and two security officers have been killed after a riot broke out at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, three security sources said on Thursday.



Five die in Tajik mountains helicopter crash but 13 survive - BBC NewsFive die in Tajik mountains helicopter crash but 13 survive  BBC News

The aircraft was carrying mainly Russian climbers when it crash landed in the Tajik mountains.



Jagged peaks, rough roads in Tajikistan, roof of the world - South China Morning PostJagged peaks, rough roads in Tajikistan, roof of the world  South China Morning Post

The road to Iskander Kul is a switchback of rough stones and corrugated holes that makes the four-wheel drive judder as I make wildly swerving progress, ...



Tajikistan's Roghun Dam, Which For Years Generated Only Controversy, Begins Producing Electricity - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan's Roghun Dam, Which For Years Generated Only Controversy, Begins Producing Electricity  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

It took more than 40 years, billions of dollars, and countless tons of concrete, but Tajikistan's Roghun hydropower plant is starting to deliver on a small part of its ...



Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid - The DiplomatTajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid  The Diplomat

The ADB approved a $35 million grant to reconnect Tajikistan's electricity system to the once-unified Central Asian power grid via Uzbekistan.



President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Tajikistan from October 7-9 - Economic TimesPresident Ram Nath Kovind to visit Tajikistan from October 7-9  Economic Times

President Ram Nath Kovind will Sunday embark on a three-day visit to Tajikistan during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of the country to ...



Inside Tajikistan: The front line of the war on drugs - Aljazeera.comInside Tajikistan: The front line of the war on drugs  Aljazeera.com

While Tajikistan says it has been able to control the situation, the UN drug agency accuses it of not doing enough.



Trial Starts for Suspect in Tourist Killings in Tajikistan - VOA NewsTrial Starts for Suspect in Tourist Killings in Tajikistan  VOA News

A man who swore allegiance to the Islamic State militant group before killing four foreign cyclists in ex-Soviet Tajikistan went on trial Tuesday in a process closed ...



After deaths of American cyclists, is traveling to Tajikistan safe? - Chicago TribuneAfter deaths of American cyclists, is traveling to Tajikistan safe?  Chicago Tribune

On July 29, five terrorists in Tajikistan rammed a car into a group of seven Western cyclists, then set upon them with knives.



Since Tajikistan's President Asked... - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySince Tajikistan's President Asked...  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has asked the media to stop praising authorities so much and offer some criticism -- so that the government can avoid ...



What Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan? - The DiplomatWhat Really Happened at Khujand Prison in Tajikistan?  The Diplomat

It's likely to never be clear, but claims by the Islamic State to be behind the riot make the question critical.



In Tajikistan, They Build Statues to Poets - OZYIn Tajikistan, They Build Statues to Poets  OZY

For 17 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin and a poet fought each other in the streets and parks of Tajikistan's capital, Dushanbe. First, Lenin ...



Airstrike Near Tajikistan Border Kills Taliban, Afghans Say - New York TimesAirstrike Near Tajikistan Border Kills Taliban, Afghans Say  New York Times

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — An airstrike killed six Taliban insurgents along the border of Tajikistan and Afghanistan, an area where cross-border attacks ...



Putin In Tajikistan For CIS Summit - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyPutin In Tajikistan For CIS Summit  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Tajikistan's capital, Dushanbe, where he will attend a summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) ...



Tajikistan Arrests Five, Seeks Others In Russia, In Probe Of Foreign Cyclist Attack - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Arrests Five, Seeks Others In Russia, In Probe Of Foreign Cyclist Attack  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajik authorities say they have arrested five men in connection with the July 29 attack that killed four foreign cyclists, as Dushanbe widened its investigation.



Tajikistan Makes First Comments About Prison Riot - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Makes First Comments About Prison Riot  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan's top diplomat says 25 people have been killed in a recent prison riot in the city of Khujand in the first public comment by Tajik authorities about the ...



American Cyclists Speak Of Happiness Before Deadly Attack In Tajikistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyAmerican Cyclists Speak Of Happiness Before Deadly Attack In Tajikistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

An exciting global cycling adventure for a couple from Washington ended in a deadly attack claimed by Islamic militants in Tajikistan. The pair were full of joy the ...



Western Diplomats Concerned Over 'Periodic Blockage' Of Websites In Tajikistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyWestern Diplomats Concerned Over 'Periodic Blockage' Of Websites In Tajikistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Western diplomats have expressed concern over the “periodic blockage” of news and social-media websites in Tajikistan. In a joint statement issued on ...



#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind - The Diplomat#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind  The Diplomat

What can we learn from the recent release of jailed Tajik journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov?



Why an Attack by Grassroots Jihadists in Tajikistan Matters - STRATFORWhy an Attack by Grassroots Jihadists in Tajikistan Matters  STRATFOR

With Russian support, the government in Tajikistan has kept a lid on militancy, but poverty and a growing youth population could upset that balance.



English Teacher, Students Jailed On Terrorism Charges In Tajikistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyEnglish Teacher, Students Jailed On Terrorism Charges In Tajikistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A 22-year-old English-language teacher, his four students, and five other young men have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms on terrorism charges in ...



After Ram Nath Kovind’s Tajikistan trip, India hopes to expand strategic presence at Ayni base - Times of IndiaAfter Ram Nath Kovind’s Tajikistan trip, India hopes to expand strategic presence at Ayni base  Times of India

India, Russia and Tajikistan agreed in 2002 to operate Ayni on a rotational basis once construction work at the air base was completed.



15th International Zhautykov Olympiad - https://kazakh-tv.kz/15th International Zhautykov Olympiad  https://kazakh-tv.kz/

The 15th International Zhautykov Olympiad was held in Almaty with over 500 students from 18 countries worldwide competing for the title of the most talented in ...



Protesters In Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Region Demand Probe Of Police Shooting - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyProtesters In Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Region Demand Probe Of Police Shooting  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

KHORUGH, Tajikistan -- At least 100 people in Tajikistan's restive Gorno-Badakhshan region have rallied in the provincial capital, demanding an investigation ...



Tajikistan: Internet censorship surges amid unrest and tax-break reports - EurasiaNetTajikistan: Internet censorship surges amid unrest and tax-break reports  EurasiaNet

Security-related incidents and reporting on alleged tax breaks for businesspeople within Tajikistan's ruling family have triggered a *fresh* wave of internet ...



Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations - The DiplomatTajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations  The Diplomat

While only 75 of its intended 335 meters have been built, the first turbine at Rogun has gone into operation with much fanfare.



Dreams Of Change Deferred: Activists Can't Work In Tajikistan, Can't Live Outside It - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyDreams Of Change Deferred: Activists Can't Work In Tajikistan, Can't Live Outside It  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Faizullo Safarov always dreamed of changing the world, or at least the world around him. For Safarov, who grew up in a small village in Tajikistan's southern ...



Tajikistan: Pamir gun amnesty masks underlying unease - EurasiaNetTajikistan: Pamir gun amnesty masks underlying unease  EurasiaNet

Police in the Pamir region of eastern Tajikistan say that the handover of illegally owned weapons ordered as part of an ongoing security sweep is proceeding ...



Tajikistan: Rally in Pamirs ups the ante in confrontation with government - EurasiaNetTajikistan: Rally in Pamirs ups the ante in confrontation with government  EurasiaNet

A crowd of residents in the largest town in Tajikistan's Pamir region gathered for a rare protest rally to voice their anger over security operations initiated by the ...



President Ram Nath Kovind reaches Tajikistan on three-day visit; bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation on the agenda - All India RadioPresident Ram Nath Kovind reaches Tajikistan on three-day visit; bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation on the agenda  All India Radio

President Ram Nath Kovind has reached Tajikistan on a three-day visit to Central Asian Country. After arrival at state capital Dushanbe this afternoon, the ...



Where to go in 2019: an insiders’ guide - Financial TimesWhere to go in 2019: an insiders’ guide  Financial Times

From the deserts of the Empty Quarter to the beaches of Belize, a panel of travel industry leaders pick the hottest destinations for the coming year.



CJCSC attends NATO meeting in Brussels – Daily Pakistan Observer – - Pakistan ObserverCJCSC attends NATO meeting in Brussels – Daily Pakistan Observer –  Pakistan Observer

Observer Report. Brussels. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Wednesday attended the 180th Nato Military ...



Tajikistan's Banned Islamic Party Claims Former Members Hit By 'Wave Of Arrests' - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan's Banned Islamic Party Claims Former Members Hit By 'Wave Of Arrests'  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The banned Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan says the government continues to persecute its former members and their relatives despite the party ended ...



ADB to finance project on modernizing Turkmenistan's energy network Oil&Gas 15:31 - Trend News AgencyADB to finance project on modernizing Turkmenistan's energy network Oil&Gas 15:31  Trend News Agency

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan. 18. By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: The State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan signed an agreement with the ...



Tajikistan: Is rumored amnesty for real or a bluff? - EurasiaNetTajikistan: Is rumored amnesty for real or a bluff?  EurasiaNet

It is a deeply confusing time for anybody trying to understand what Tajikistan's official line on the opposition is these days. One moment, there is talk of mass ...



Tajikistan and Uzbekistan: a welcome but fragile thaw - The InterpreterTajikistan and Uzbekistan: a welcome but fragile thaw  The Interpreter

The signs of warming relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are built on the friendship between two authoritarian rulers.



AFC U-19 Championship: Malaysia, Tajikistan play out bad-tempered draw - FOX Sports AsiaAFC U-19 Championship: Malaysia, Tajikistan play out bad-tempered draw  FOX Sports Asia

Malaysia remain in with a slim chance of reaching the AFC U-19 Championship quarter-finals following a 2-2 Group D draw with Tajikistan on Tuesday.



Tajikistan Lets Activists' Families Reunite, But HRW Says Crisis Continues - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Lets Activists' Families Reunite, But HRW Says Crisis Continues  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has welcomed recent decisions by Tajik authorities to allow two children of exiled dissidents to leave the country and reunite with ...



Central Asia: Want Investment? Protect Rights - Human Rights WatchCentral Asia: Want Investment? Protect Rights  Human Rights Watch

Central Asian leaders who are seeking greater regional cooperation and international investment to bolster economic growth should place human rights at the ...



IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Tajikistan - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Concludes Visit to Tajikistan  International Monetary Fund

May 29, 2018. End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views ...



EAM Sushma Swaraj meets her Tajikistan counterpart - Economic TimesEAM Sushma Swaraj meets her Tajikistan counterpart  Economic Times

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin in Dushanbe today.



Tajikistan: Afghans Refugees Feel Secure - But Poor - Institute for War and Peace ReportingTajikistan: Afghans Refugees Feel Secure - But Poor  Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan refugees in Tajikistan say that while they are grateful for the warm welcome they have received in the neighbouring country, they still struggle to find work ...



Who's Behind The Mysterious Airstrike On The Afghan-Tajikistan Border? - Task & PurposeWho's Behind The Mysterious Airstrike On The Afghan-Tajikistan Border?  Task & Purpose

Armed clashes erupted at the Afghan-Tajikistan border on Monday, though questions remain about who exactly was involved in the skirmish and in what ...



Tajikistan: What is going on in the Pamirs? - EurasiaNetTajikistan: What is going on in the Pamirs?  EurasiaNet

For around a week, reports have been trickling out of Tajikistan's remote eastern Pamir region of a looming security crackdown by government forces. The first ...



A glimpse at the grape capital of Tajikistan - EurasiaNetA glimpse at the grape capital of Tajikistan  EurasiaNet

The popular nickname for Tursunzoda, a town some 50 kilometers west of the capital city, is “grape capital of Tajikistan.” Even as one approaches by car, laden ...



Tajik mosques repair Lenin statue - BBC NewsTajik mosques repair Lenin statue  BBC News

Muslim preachers in Tajikistan have funded repairs to a statue of Lenin.



Feature: Chinese language craze catches on in Tajikistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Chinese language craze catches on in Tajikistan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

DUSHANBE, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- "I have always wanted to learn Chinese. I plan to study in China after graduation," said Qodirova Sayora, a senior university ...



Strengthening human resources for rehabilitation in Tajikistan - World Health OrganizationStrengthening human resources for rehabilitation in Tajikistan  World Health Organization

WHO is collaborating with the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) to strengthen ...



Tajikistan struck by mortar fire, possibly from Afghanistan - EurasiaNetTajikistan struck by mortar fire, possibly from Afghanistan  EurasiaNet

Police in southern Tajikistan say that two people were killed by mortar fire on Sunday in an area near Afghanistan. It is not yet clear where the firing came from.



Uzbekistan, Tajikistan talk up new era of amity - EurasiaNetUzbekistan, Tajikistan talk up new era of amity  EurasiaNet

For the first time since coming to power in the early 1990s, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon traveled to Uzbekistan on a state visit. The occasion was ...



Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan - The DiplomatTajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan  The Diplomat

The streets of Samarkand were lined with Tajik and Uzbek flags flying tall during the days ahead of Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon's visit to Uzbekistan.



Iran Protests 'False' Claims Over Tajikistan Attack On Cyclists - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyIran Protests 'False' Claims Over Tajikistan Attack On Cyclists  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The Iranian government has summoned the Tajik ambassador to Tehran to protest allegations linking Iran to an attack that killed four foreign cyclists in Tajikistan ...



Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist - The DiplomatTajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist  The Diplomat

On July 11, Tajik journalist and comedian Khayrullo Mirsaidov was sentenced to 12 years in prison after a court in Khujand convicted him of embezzlement, ...



What To Wear: A Style Guideline For Tajik Women - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyWhat To Wear: A Style Guideline For Tajik Women  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

What's a Tajik woman to do? She wants to step out, but is unsure if her dress is too long -- or too short. She wants to wear a head scarf, but what type? And it's ...



For Tajikistan, the Belt and Road Is Paved with Good Intentions - The National Interest OnlineFor Tajikistan, the Belt and Road Is Paved with Good Intentions  The National Interest Online

Chinese investments are laying the groundwork for global economic development, but perilous obstacles remain. Of the fifteen independent states formed after ...



Killings in Tajikistan send chill through tourism business - EurasiaNetKillings in Tajikistan send chill through tourism business  EurasiaNet

The murder of four foreign cyclists in Tajikistan this week has already had a palpable dampening effect on the country's tourism industry – a cruel blow in a year ...



Tajikistan: Lift Travel Ban on Critically Ill Child - Human Rights WatchTajikistan: Lift Travel Ban on Critically Ill Child  Human Rights Watch

Tajik authorities should immediately lift a politically motivated travel ban and allow a critically ill child to receive lifesaving medical treatment abroad, Human ...



Joint Letter to the EU Regarding the Human Rights Situation in Tajikistan - Human Rights WatchJoint Letter to the EU Regarding the Human Rights Situation in Tajikistan  Human Rights Watch

23 July 2018. Federica Mogherini. High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. European Commission. Berlaymont 1049.



Agroforestry saves soil and boosts livelihoods in Tajikistan - Mongabay.comAgroforestry saves soil and boosts livelihoods in Tajikistan  Mongabay.com

Tajikistan is a dry and mountainous country where agroforestry is increasingly stabilizing soils degraded by decades of overgrazing, while growing food and ...



Tajikistan Allows Another Family to Reunite - Human Rights WatchTajikistan Allows Another Family to Reunite  Human Rights Watch

For the second time this month, Tajikistan's government has allowed a child of exiled dissidents to leave the country and reunite with their family living abroad.



Iran factor seen in Tajikistan's stranded trucks - EurasiaNetIran factor seen in Tajikistan's stranded trucks  EurasiaNet

For the last two weeks, around 50 trucks traveling to or from Tajikistan have lain stranded on the northern and southern borders of Turkmenistan in a standoff that ...



How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian - The DiplomatHow the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian  The Diplomat

Counternarcotics assistance to Tajikistan is one area in which the U.S. might rightfully rethink its approach.



DPR Korea 1 Tajikistan 1 (p. 2-4): Tajikistan complete stunning turnaround to reach semis and World Cup - Goal IndiaDPR Korea 1 Tajikistan 1 (p. 2-4): Tajikistan complete stunning turnaround to reach semis and World Cup  Goal India

Despite having lost to Malaysia 6-2 in their opening match, Tajikistan have now reached the AFC U-16 Championship semis and the U-17 World Cup.



Tajikistan Faces Epidemic Of Childhood Malnutrition - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Faces Epidemic Of Childhood Malnutrition  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A recent UN report finds that Tajikistan has the highest rate of malnutrition in the former Soviet states. One in four Tajik children suffers from stunted growth ...



Remembering The D.C. Couple Killed In Tajikistan - NPRRemembering The D.C. Couple Killed In Tajikistan  NPR

We remember two cyclists, Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin, killed in Tajikistan Sunday.



Khayrullo Mirsaidov: the journalist from Tajikistan who received 12 years in prison for his honesty and courage - Open DemocracyKhayrullo Mirsaidov: the journalist from Tajikistan who received 12 years in prison for his honesty and courage  Open Democracy

The west cannot preach democracy and free media in Tajikistan while leaving the locals who implement these principles to fend for themselves. RU. Khayrullo ...