Tajikistan

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

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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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FSB plane arrived in Tajikistan after riot of convicted Islamic State supporters - https://en.crimerussia.com/
  1. FSB plane arrived in Tajikistan after riot of convicted Islamic State supporters  https://en.crimerussia.com/
  2. Tajikistan prison riot kills prominent opposition members  Al Jazeera English
  3. Tajik Opposition Party Accuses Authorities Of Concealing Truth About Deadly Prison Riot  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
  4. Isis prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead  Eurasia Times
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Violence Involving ISIS Prisoners Leaves Dozens Dead in Tajikistan - The New York Times
  1. Violence Involving ISIS Prisoners Leaves Dozens Dead in Tajikistan  The New York Times
  2. 'IS members kill dozens' in Tajikistan prison riot  BBC News
  3. Dozens killed in riot at Tajikistan prison holding Isis militants  The Guardian
  4. Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead  FRANCE 24
  5. Tajikistan blames Islamic State for prison riot, 32 killed  Reuters
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Tajikistan: Opposition party accuses government of prison bloodshed coverup - EurasianetTajikistan: Opposition party accuses government of prison bloodshed coverup  Eurasianet

A banned opposition party in Tajikistan says that the government may be trying to cover up evidence that there is more to this past weekend's bloodshed at a ...



More than 30 killed in Tajikistan prison riot blamed on Isis - The Irish TimesMore than 30 killed in Tajikistan prison riot blamed on Isis  The Irish Times

Riot started late on Sunday by militants armed with knives in Vakhdat prison.



China, Tajikistan agree to strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Tajikistan agree to strengthen comprehensive strategic partnership - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

DUSHANBE, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday agreed to ...



32 dead in Tajikistan prison riot: Official - Times of India32 dead in Tajikistan prison riot: Official  Times of India

DUSHANBE: A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards, authorities said ...



Daesh Militants Riot In Tajikistan Prison, 32 Killed - TOLOnewsDaesh Militants Riot In Tajikistan Prison, 32 Killed  TOLOnews

Three prison guards and 29 inmates have been killed in a high-security prison in Tajikistan after convicted Daesh militants started a riot, the Central Asian ...



Breaking the cycle: Paediatric DR-TB detection, care and treatment in Tajikistan - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) InternationalBreaking the cycle: Paediatric DR-TB detection, care and treatment in Tajikistan  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

The Tajik Ministry of Health and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began a comprehensive paediatric tuberculosis (TB) care programme in 2011. The paediatric ...



Tajikistan: Opposition figures pass through prison revolving doors - EurasianetTajikistan: Opposition figures pass through prison revolving doors  Eurasianet

Authorities in Tajikistan are playing revolving doors with a banned opposition party, releasing some imprisoned activists, while sentencing others to long terms ...



Tajikistan caves to public pressure on internet price rise, sparking glee - EurasianetTajikistan caves to public pressure on internet price rise, sparking glee  Eurasianet

Authorities in Tajikistan have caved to a vocal grassroots campaign and dropped plans to drastically hike prices for mobile internet connections. This surprise ...



What is Tajikistan's revenue from electricity export? - MENAFN.COMWhat is Tajikistan's revenue from electricity export?  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Abdul KerimkhanovThe production and export of electric energy in Tajikistan remains the key industry for budget replenis.



Tajikistan Repatriates Dozens Of Islamic State Children From Iraq - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Repatriates Dozens Of Islamic State Children From Iraq  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan has repatriated 84 minors from Iraq, where their Tajik mothers have been imprisoned under charges of belonging to the extremist group Islamic state ...



Thirty-two dead in Tajikistan prison riot - Business RecorderThirty-two dead in Tajikistan prison riot  Business Recorder

At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 19 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards, authorities said.



Not The Last Laugh: Rare Hyena Spotted In Tajikistan - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyNot The Last Laugh: Rare Hyena Spotted In Tajikistan  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Conservationists have captured images of a striped hyena in Tajikistan. It's a rare sighting of a species at risk of extinction.



Japan, Tajikistan to boost ties - NHK WORLDJapan, Tajikistan to boost ties  NHK WORLD

The foreign ministers of Japan and Tajikistan have agreed to boost bilateral relations in a wide range of fields. Their meeting comes at a time when China is ...



Turkey, Tajikistan eye $1B trade volume - Anadolu AgencyTurkey, Tajikistan eye $1B trade volume  Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. Turkey's foreign minister said Monday that Turkey and Tajikistan enjoyed close political and commercial relations and want to double trade volume.



More than 80 children of IS members returned to Tajikistan - SBS NewsMore than 80 children of IS members returned to Tajikistan  SBS News

Tajikistan's foreign ministry says 84 children have returned to the country from Iraq, where their parents were sentenced for joining IS.



AIFF announces Intercontinental Cup opponents, but not before Tajikistan FA - Business StandardAIFF announces Intercontinental Cup opponents, but not before Tajikistan FA  Business Standard

Read more about AIFF announces Intercontinental Cup opponents, but not before Tajikistan FA on Business Standard. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) ...



Tajikistan's ruler-in-waiting rides out Ramadan grumbling with handouts - EurasianetTajikistan's ruler-in-waiting rides out Ramadan grumbling with handouts  Eurasianet

Across swaths of the Islamic world, the holy month of Ramadan means discounts on food. In Tajikistan, prices usually go up.



WFP Tajikistan Country Brief, March 2019 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebWFP Tajikistan Country Brief, March 2019 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Tajikistan about Agriculture, Education, Children, Women and more; published on 31 Mar 2019 by WFP.



Tajikistan: Plant-pickers demo forces rethink on pay - EurasianetTajikistan: Plant-pickers demo forces rethink on pay  Eurasianet

A rare demonstration in Tajikistan appears to have forced a company closely linked to the president's family to backtrack on cutting pay to pickers of a plant used ...



Tajik President Cancels Government Move To Increase Internet Rates - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajik President Cancels Government Move To Increase Internet Rates  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

DUSHANBE -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has canceled a government decision to increase Internet fees in the Central Asian country in the face of online ...



Tajikistan ready for breakthrough with the help of FIFA Forward - FIFA.comTajikistan ready for breakthrough with the help of FIFA Forward  FIFA.com

The Tajikistan Football Federation will continue with their TFF Academy project, with the funds secured via the FIFA Forward 2.0 programme. The TFF project ...



China, Tajikistan pledge to deepen cooperation - CGTNChina, Tajikistan pledge to deepen cooperation  CGTN

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday voiced his support for Tajikistan's domestic and foreign policies and said China is willing to enhance cooperation with ...



ISIS Being Shifted To Afghanistan To Target Central Asian Nations: Tajikistan President - EurAsian TimesISIS Being Shifted To Afghanistan To Target Central Asian Nations: Tajikistan President  EurAsian Times

International terrorist organisations like ISIS want to turn the republics of Central Asia into religious states, trying by all means to seize power. This was stated by ...



National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Tajikistan Meets to Introduce Priorities for the Upcoming Decade - Tajikistan - ReliefWebNational Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Tajikistan Meets to Introduce Priorities for the Upcoming Decade - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Dushanbe, April 30, 2018 – Gender sensitivity has been identified among other challenges listed in the National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy for 2019-2030 ...



Laos hit Tajikistan for 6 - The Daily StarLaos hit Tajikistan for 6  The Daily Star

Laos announced their credentials as one of the contenders for the title of the Bangamata U-19 Women's International Gold Cup with a 6-0 thrashing of Tajikistan ...



Photo essay | Tajikistan's Pamirs, ignored at “the roof of the world” - EurasianetPhoto essay | Tajikistan's Pamirs, ignored at “the roof of the world”  Eurasianet

Many believe Tajikistan's government ignores the Pamir region because the people practice a different faith and speak different languages. Come and see:



Tensions on Kyrgyz-Tajik border flare again resulting in brief kidnapping incident - bne IntelliNewsTensions on Kyrgyz-Tajik border flare again resulting in brief kidnapping incident  bne IntelliNews

Yet another standoff over disputed segments of the Kyrgyz-Tajik border has intensified tensions among locals, various media outlets reported on April 23.



Tajikistan set to supply cheap power to Pakistan - The Express TribuneTajikistan set to supply cheap power to Pakistan  The Express Tribune

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan is facing energy shortage and Tajikistan is set to supply inexpensive electricity to Islamabad in order to meet its potential energy needs, ...



China's military base in Tajikistan: What does it mean? - Times of Central AsiaChina's military base in Tajikistan: What does it mean?  Times of Central Asia

DUSHANBE (TCA) — China is the largest foreign investor in Tajikistan — and all of Central Asia — and Beijing's growing economic expansion in the region is ...



Xi Jinping Meets with President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan - MFA ChinaXi Jinping Meets with President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan  MFA China

On April 28, 2019, President Xi Jinping met with President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan at the Great Hall of the People. Xi Jinping pointed out that the Chinese ...



Mongolia beat Tajikistan 3-0 - Dhaka TribuneMongolia beat Tajikistan 3-0  Dhaka Tribune

Mongolia made a brilliant start in the Bangamata U-19 Women's Gold Cup as they beat Tajikistan 3-0 in their Group A encounter at the Bangabandhu National ...



Marcello Lippi's return: China warm-up against Tajikistan for 2022 World Cup - CGTNMarcello Lippi's return: China warm-up against Tajikistan for 2022 World Cup  CGTN

Last time when Italian coach Marcello Lippi offered a national team contract, China was struggling in 2018 World Cup qualifying as they achieved only one point ...



Afghanistan Drops Bombshell on Pakistan; Denies Access To Tajikistan Unless Indian Route Is Opened - EurAsian TimesAfghanistan Drops Bombshell on Pakistan; Denies Access To Tajikistan Unless Indian Route Is Opened  EurAsian Times

Afghanistan has demanded to allow its trucks to pass through the Wagah-Attari border as a pre-condition open ambitious Pakistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Trade ...



Iranians, Afghans Plead With Amazon For Self-Publishing In Persian - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyIranians, Afghans Plead With Amazon For Self-Publishing In Persian  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

If you write a book in Manx Gaelic, a Celtic language thought dead until recently, you can use Amazon's self-publishing *service* to get your book to the estimated ...



When Soviets met Stans: the tower blocks of central Asia – in pictures - The GuardianWhen Soviets met Stans: the tower blocks of central Asia – in pictures  The Guardian

Two Italian photographers, Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego, documented Soviet-era buildings in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.



Tajikistan: Release Gravely Ill Activist - Human Rights WatchTajikistan: Release Gravely Ill Activist  Human Rights Watch

The Tajik government should immediately and unconditionally release a seriously ill political activist who says he has been tortured, nine human rights groups ...



OUTLOOK 2019 Tajikistan - bne IntelliNewsOUTLOOK 2019 Tajikistan  bne IntelliNews

As Emomali Rahmon attempts to establish dynasty, ailing banking sector, restive region and search for capital trouble poor nation.



Refugee escapes Tajikistan after YouTube video plea for help - Human Rights WatchRefugee escapes Tajikistan after YouTube video plea for help  Human Rights Watch

Sharofiddin Gadoev, a 33-year-old political activist who had fled repression in Tajikistan, was kidnapped by Russian officials during a visit to Moscow. He was ...



In Tajikistan, America's beacon for a free press may have been corrupted - Columbia Journalism ReviewIn Tajikistan, America's beacon for a free press may have been corrupted  Columbia Journalism Review

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a network of radio stations funded by the US government to counter misinformation abroad, pledges to provide “fair and ...



Tajikistan: Activist Forcibly Returned from Russia - Human Rights WatchTajikistan: Activist Forcibly Returned from Russia  Human Rights Watch

Tajik and Russian officials arbitrarily detained and forcibly returned to Tajikistan a peaceful opposition activist while he was visiting Moscow, the Association of ...



In Central Asia’s forbidding highlands, a quiet newcomer: Chinese troops - The Washington PostIn Central Asia’s forbidding highlands, a quiet newcomer: Chinese troops  The Washington Post

NEAR SHAYMAK, Tajikistan — Two miles above sea level in the inhospitable highlands of Central Asia, there's a new power watching over an old passage into ...



Ensuring safe drinking-water – highlighting water safety plans in Tajikistan on World Water Day - World Health OrganizationEnsuring safe drinking-water – highlighting water safety plans in Tajikistan on World Water Day  World Health Organization

While some people in the WHO European Region take clean drinking-water for granted, many communities throughout the Region – and the world – still suffer ...



US-Funded Broadcaster under Scrutiny for Enabling Tajikistan's Strongman Rule - LobeLogUS-Funded Broadcaster under Scrutiny for Enabling Tajikistan's Strongman Rule  LobeLog

by Peter Leonard. Since its founding at the outset of the Cold War, U.S.-funded news broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has sought to promote press ...



Tajikistan's Troubled Pamir Region - The DiplomatTajikistan's Troubled Pamir Region  The Diplomat

Conflict in the Pamirs is rooted in both nation-building and everyday life.



Why Tajikistan Is Fighting To Bring Its Islamic State Widows Back Home - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyWhy Tajikistan Is Fighting To Bring Its Islamic State Widows Back Home  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan says it will take back Tajik women and children -- the family members of Islamic State fighters stranded in Syria and Iraq.



Will Rustam Emomali Become The Next President Of Tajikistan? - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyWill Rustam Emomali Become The Next President Of Tajikistan?  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A Tajik activist says government officials abducted him and pressured him to support President Emomali Rahmon's eldest son, Rustam, in the 2020 election.



Tajikistan: Rahmon pleads with Putin for amnesty on deported migrants - EurasianetTajikistan: Rahmon pleads with Putin for amnesty on deported migrants  Eurasianet

Labor migration is a near-existential issue for Tajikistan, and yet hundreds of thousands are banned from going to Russia, the main market for employment.



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 ...



Two killed in clashes on Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan border - EurasianetTwo killed in clashes on Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan border  Eurasianet

At least two people have been killed in days of clashes along the border of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Communities in the area have long been at loggerheads ...



No IS Kids Left Behind: Tajikistan To Repatriate Dozens Of Islamic State Children From Iraq - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyNo IS Kids Left Behind: Tajikistan To Repatriate Dozens Of Islamic State Children From Iraq  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan says it soon plans to repatriate more than 70 children born under the banner of Islamic State in hopes of preventing their future radicalization.



Tajikistan: Internet just got way more expensive - EurasianetTajikistan: Internet just got way more expensive  Eurasianet

The internet in Tajikistan is not just bad now — it is also becoming very expensive. The state anti-monopoly agency announced this week that as of March 27, ...



Tajikistan: Report confirms significant Chinese security presence in Pamirs - EurasianetTajikistan: Report confirms significant Chinese security presence in Pamirs  Eurasianet

A newspaper has confirmed in new and extensive detail just how large China's security presence in Tajikistan truly is. But what is Beijing doing there?



Try If You Want To, But Tajikistan Says No Big Birthday Parties - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTry If You Want To, But Tajikistan Says No Big Birthday Parties  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

It might be your birthday, but as a local Tajik celebrity was just reminded, Tajikistan can spoil the party. After video emerged of Firuza Hafizova celebrating her ...



Kazakhstan supplies Tajikistan with arms to bolster border defenses - EurasianetKazakhstan supplies Tajikistan with arms to bolster border defenses  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan is helping Tajikistan bolster its border defenses with a one-off allocation of military aid.



Report: Tajikistan postponing next stage of Roghun dam project - EurasianetReport: Tajikistan postponing next stage of Roghun dam project  Eurasianet

Government sources in Tajikistan have revealed that the next stage of the giant Roghun hydropower dam has been postponed in a *fresh* indication that not all is ...



Tajikistan Claims Opposition Leader 'Voluntarily' Returned From Self-Imposed Exile - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Claims Opposition Leader 'Voluntarily' Returned From Self-Imposed Exile  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan's Interior Ministry says prominent opposition figure Sharodiddin Gadoev has returned to the Central Asian country from abroad and "is sorry for his ...



Tajikistan: Sources say Russia connived in abducting opposition activist - EurasianetTajikistan: Sources say Russia connived in abducting opposition activist  Eurasianet

A coalition of international rights groups has claimed that the Russian security services connived with Tajikistan to abduct a Tajik opposition activist in Moscow ...



Tajikistan Mulls Reopening, Building New Mosques - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Mulls Reopening, Building New Mosques  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Tajikistan has set up a special commission to assess whether the country needs to build new mosques and reopen some of the places of worship that had been ...



Tajikistan: Plight of fake government critic highlights dangers of credulity - EurasianetTajikistan: Plight of fake government critic highlights dangers of credulity  Eurasianet

A would-be activist from Tajikistan generated considerable online sympathy when he revealed he was being investigated by police after criticizing a government ...



Tajikistan resorts to desperate measures to avert deficits - EurasianetTajikistan resorts to desperate measures to avert deficits  Eurasianet

Tajikistan is broke. The government is desperately reaching into Tajiks' wallets. And this risks further undermining the economy.



Tajikistan: Opposition activist reveals details of state-ordered kidnapping - EurasianetTajikistan: Opposition activist reveals details of state-ordered kidnapping  Eurasianet

In an exclusive interview, the opposition leader kidnapped, renditioned to Tajikistan, and then released spoke about his ordeal with Eurasianet – and made ...



Wolves Kill Two Women In Tajikistan After Villagers' Hunting Rifles Confiscated - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyWolves Kill Two Women In Tajikistan After Villagers' Hunting Rifles Confiscated  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Wolves have killed two women in eastern Tajikistan, prompting complaints from residents that they have been unable to defend themselves against wolf attacks ...



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 ...



Tajikistan causes diplomatic bungle with forced return of government critic - EurasianetTajikistan causes diplomatic bungle with forced return of government critic  Eurasianet

Some days ago, an exiled dissident from Tajikistan warned in a video appeal that he might be kidnapped and forcibly taken back to his home country.



Beijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan? - The DiplomatBeijing on the Border: What's China Doing in Tajikistan?  The Diplomat

Last week's dynamite story by the Washington Post's Gerry Shih provides the strongest evidence yet of a Chinese military presence in eastern Tajikistan. Backed ...



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.



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.



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 and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad internet - EurasianetTajikistan and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad internet  Eurasianet

Tajikistan's internet continues to get slower, ranking among the worst in the world. The state's censors and their self-dealing seem to be the cause.



Tajikistan: building a new health strategy for the next 10 years - World Health OrganizationTajikistan: building a new health strategy for the next 10 years  World Health Organization

The National Health Strategy of the Republic of Tajikistan for 2010–2020 (NHS 2020), approved by the Tajik government in 2010, became a milestone in the ...



Tajikistan Urged To Lift Ban On Opposition Group 24, Leader Suspects Pressure - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Urged To Lift Ban On Opposition Group 24, Leader Suspects Pressure  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Several former members of the Tajik opposition movement Group 24 have called on the country's Supreme Court to remove it from the list of banned extremist ...



Tajikistan: The mysterious case of the would-be repentant dissident - EurasianetTajikistan: The mysterious case of the would-be repentant dissident  Eurasianet

An exiled dissident from Tajikistan reappeared mysteriously in his native country, claiming to have returned voluntarily. The awkward choreography around the ...



An Ingenious Autodidact in the Mountains of Tajikistan - The AtlanticAn Ingenious Autodidact in the Mountains of Tajikistan  The Atlantic

A botanist in remote Central Asia sustains his community with a litany of inventions.



Confronting Tajikistan's HIV Crisis - The DiplomatConfronting Tajikistan's HIV Crisis  The Diplomat

In 2016, the UN estimated that 14000 Tajiks were HIV-positive -- since then, that number has surely grown.



Tajikistan: Opposition comes on, internet goes off - EurasianetTajikistan: Opposition comes on, internet goes off  Eurasianet

When opposition activists from Tajikistan go online to speak, the internet suddenly stops working. Authorities go to extremes to make sure people do not hear the ...



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 ...



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.



Lavrov Calls Russian Military Base In Tajikistan 'Important Security Factor' - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyLavrov Calls Russian Military Base In Tajikistan 'Important Security Factor'  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called a Russian military base in Tajikistan "an important factor for Tajikistan's security."



Hisor Fort – Hisor, Tajikistan - Atlas ObscuraHisor Fort – Hisor, Tajikistan  Atlas Obscura

Discover Hisor Fort in Hisor, Tajikistan: The first version of this stalwart construction appeared around 3000 years ago.



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.



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.



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.



The Deeper Meaning of China's Base in Tajikistan - besacenter.orgThe Deeper Meaning of China's Base in Tajikistan  besacenter.org

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,129, April 2, 2019. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: It is au courant among analysts and scholars to compare modern-day China ...



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: Abducted opposition activist allowed to leave country - EurasianetTajikistan: Abducted opposition activist allowed to leave country  Eurasianet

In a striking departure from custom, Tajikistan allowed an opposition activist whose abduction it engineered two weeks ago to leave the country and return to the ...



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.



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

Who better to represent a country's cultural history and legacy than its literary giants?



Tajik Activist Says He Was Pressed To Back President’s Son In 2020 Election - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajik Activist Says He Was Pressed To Back President’s Son In 2020 Election  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A prominent opposition activist who claims to have been abducted and tortured by Tajik officials last month says he was pressed to back President Emomali ...



Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year - The DiplomatTajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year  The Diplomat

Tajikistan is scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections sometime in 2020. No date has been set, and the outcome, at this juncture, ...



IS video shows 'Tajikistan foreign cyclist killers' pledging allegiance - BBC NewsIS video shows 'Tajikistan foreign cyclist killers' pledging allegiance  BBC News

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video purporting to show a group of men who killed four foreign cyclists in Tajikistan on Sunday pledging allegiance ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Tajikistan Urged To Release 'Seriously Ill' Activist Who Says Guards Beat Him - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyTajikistan Urged To Release 'Seriously Ill' Activist Who Says Guards Beat Him  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Human Rights Watch and eight other rights groups have urged the Tajik government to immediately release a gravely ill political activist who claims to have ...



Tajikistan: Blackouts return as Roghun sputters - EurasianetTajikistan: Blackouts return as Roghun sputters  Eurasianet

Tajikistan thought the days of electricity rationing were in the past. But the last two weeks have seen a regular schedule of blackouts across much of the country.



Tajikistan: New arrest threatens stability in the Pamirs - EurasiaNetTajikistan: New arrest threatens stability in the Pamirs  EurasiaNet

Authorities in Tajikistan have hazarded fomenting *fresh* tensions in the country's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region by arresting the younger brother of an ...



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 ...