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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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 ...



India fails to make AFC U-23 championship after defeat to Tajikistan - SportstarIndia fails to make AFC U-23 championship after defeat to Tajikistan  Sportstar

The Indian U-23 national team ended its AFC U-23 championship qualifiers campaign with a 2-0 loss to Tajikistan in its second match of the group stage at the ...



GE Renewable Energy to modernize Qairokkum hydropower station in Tajikistan - CompeloGE Renewable Energy to modernize Qairokkum hydropower station in Tajikistan  Compelo

GE Renewable Energy has received a hydropower contract from Barki Tojik, to refurbish the state-owned Qairokkum hydropower station in Tajikistan.



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 ...



China's Tajikistan military base eclipses India's Central Asian ambitions - East Asia ForumChina's Tajikistan military base eclipses India's Central Asian ambitions  East Asia Forum

The revelation that China's military is active in Tajikistan and Afghanistan is a setback for India's strategy in Central Asia.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Ensuring safe drinking-water – highlighting water safety plans in Tajikistan on World Water Day - Tajikistan - ReliefWebEnsuring safe drinking-water – highlighting water safety plans in Tajikistan on World Water Day - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

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



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 ...



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.



First phase launched for Nurek rehabilitation project, Tajikistan - International Water Power and Dam ConstructionFirst phase launched for Nurek rehabilitation project, Tajikistan  International Water Power and Dam Construction

The first phase of a project to rehabilitate the largest hydropower project in Tajikistan was officially launched yesterday.The Nurek plant, which has an installed ...



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 ...



HRW: Tajik Activist Was Kidnapped, Tortured Before Returning To Netherlands - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyHRW: Tajik Activist Was Kidnapped, Tortured Before Returning To Netherlands  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Human Rights Watch says a prominent Tajik opposition activist was kidnapped, beaten, and tortured in Russia and Tajikistan before he was allowed to return to ...



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: 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: 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'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.



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 ...



Tajikistan to increase transportation through Baku port - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideTajikistan to increase transportation through Baku port  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Tajikistan is considering the possibility of increasing the transportation of its goods through the Baku International Sea Trade Port. Minister of Economic.



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.



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: 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: 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, ...



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 ...



Growing public profile of Tajik president's eldest son indicates increasing likelihood of dynastic succession in 2020 - IHS Jane's 360Growing public profile of Tajik president's eldest son indicates increasing likelihood of dynastic succession in 2020  IHS Jane's 360

On 21 March 2019, the Dushanbe city government organised a street carnival, involving up to 25000 people, to begin nationwide celebrations of Nowruz, the ...



The Dream Bakery that Supports Returned Women Migrants in Tajikistan - Tajikistan - ReliefWebThe Dream Bakery that Supports Returned Women Migrants in Tajikistan - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Gorno Badakshan – Khursheda Ilchibekova has dreamed of having her own bakery since she was ten years old. She grew up in the beautiful but troubled ...



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

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



Activist forcibly returned from Russia to Tajikistan could face torture - IFEXActivist forcibly returned from Russia to Tajikistan could face torture  IFEX

Sharofiddin Gadoev has lived as a refugee in Holland since 2015; he was detained on a trip to Moscow and transported to Tajikistan where family members say ...



Majlis Podcast: China's Security Interests In Central Asia - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyMajlis Podcast: China's Security Interests In Central Asia  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

On this week's Majlis Podcast, our panel discusses Beijing's security interests in Central Asia and how far they might go.



IFRC Tajikistan Country Program Overview 2019 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebIFRC Tajikistan Country Program Overview 2019 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

COUNTRY PROGRAMME OVERVIEW. Tajikistan is a lower-middle-income, food-deficit country that is the second in the world in dependency on remittances ...



GIEWS Country Brief: Tajikistan 12-March-2019 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Tajikistan 12-March-2019 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Tajikistan about Agriculture and Food and Nutrition; published on 12 Mar 2019 by FAO.



World Bank Supports Access to Clean Water and Sanitation in Remote Regions of Tajikistan - Tajikistan - ReliefWebWorld Bank Supports Access to Clean Water and Sanitation in Remote Regions of Tajikistan - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

DUSHANBE, February 28, 2019 – Households, schools and health clinics in the poorest regions of southern Tajikistan will gain access to improved water supply ...



TAJIKISTAN: Jailed, awaiting trial on "incitement" charges - 20 March 2019 - Forum 18TAJIKISTAN: Jailed, awaiting trial on "incitement" charges - 20 March 2019  Forum 18

By Mushfig Bayram, Forum 18. Despite recent surgery, retired widower, Jehovah's Witness Shamil Khakimov, is in pre-trial detention in Khujand under criminal ...



Cabinet apprised of pact with Tajikistan for cooperation in renewable energy - Business StandardCabinet apprised of pact with Tajikistan for cooperation in renewable energy  Business Standard

Read more about Cabinet apprised of pact with Tajikistan for cooperation in renewable energy on Business Standard. The Cabinet was Thursday apprised of a ...



IFRC Country Cluster Support Team Central Asia Programme Overview – 2019 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebIFRC Country Cluster Support Team Central Asia Programme Overview – 2019 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

Central Asia consists of five states: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Their collective size is about ten per cent of the Eurasian ...



Tajikistan wants to take bilateral trade with Pakistan to $500m - The Express TribuneTajikistan wants to take bilateral trade with Pakistan to $500m  The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Tajikistan investors and businessmen have expressed interest in taking advantage of incentives offered by Prime Minister Imran Khan, which will ...



Tajikistan intends to enhance trade volume with Pakistan - The NationTajikistan intends to enhance trade volume with Pakistan  The Nation

Tajikistani investors and business community will take full advantage of excellent package of incentives offered to foreign investors by Prime Minister Imran ...



AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers, Rival Watch: How India's opponents Tajikistan and Uzbekistan prepared themselves for the tournament - SportskeedaAFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers, Rival Watch: How India's opponents Tajikistan and Uzbekistan prepared themselves for the tournament  Sportskeeda

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will pose a tough challenge in India's quest to break their AFC U23 Championship Qualifiers jinx (Image Credits- AIFF Media).



Investor FOMO is driving Lyft's valuation sky high - AxiosInvestor FOMO is driving Lyft's valuation sky high  Axios

Not only is Lyft not profitable now and losing $911 million a year, the company has said it's not sure how it ever will be profitable. But investors don't care. Driving ...



Majlis Podcast: Another Tajik Government Narrative Falls Apart - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyMajlis Podcast: Another Tajik Government Narrative Falls Apart  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RFE/RL's Media-Relations Manager Muhammad Tahir moderated a discussion on Gadoev's case -- and on previous situations where the accounts of the Tajik ...



Kazakhstan, Tajikistan to increase airline flight frequency - Astana TimesKazakhstan, Tajikistan to increase airline flight frequency  Astana Times

ASTANA – The number of flights between Kazakhstan and Tajikistan will increase from 18 to 32 per week this year, reports the Kazakh Ministry for Investment ...



Tajikistan: Children barred from attending church, 5000 Bible verse calendars burned - The Christian PostTajikistan: Children barred from attending church, 5000 Bible verse calendars burned  The Christian Post

Tajik authorities implementing a new religion law are barring children from attending religious services and have burned thousands of calendars with Bible ...



Kyrgyz-Tajik Negotiators Reach Agreement, Reopen Border Crossing After Deadly Clashes - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyKyrgyz-Tajik Negotiators Reach Agreement, Reopen Border Crossing After Deadly Clashes  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

A disputed section of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan reopened on March 18 following the successful conclusion of four days of bilateral talks.



IFRC Moldova Country Program Overview 2019 - Tajikistan - ReliefWebIFRC Moldova Country Program Overview 2019 - Tajikistan  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Tajikistan about Disaster Management, Health and more; published on 04 Mar 2019 by IFRC.



Georgia, Tajikistan Sign Draft Agreement on International Road Transport - Georgia TodayGeorgia, Tajikistan Sign Draft Agreement on International Road Transport  Georgia Today

Georgia and Tajikistan signed a draft agreement on International Road Transport which will facilitate the growth of the passenger and freight traffic flow between ...



China Opens New Military Base In Tajikistan - Eurasia ReviewChina Opens New Military Base In Tajikistan  Eurasia Review

Western media outlets recently announced China has built military facilities on the Tajik side of the Tajik-Chinese border. The move is significant as it is first ...



Wapda to import electricity from Tajikistan to overcome electricity shortfall - Business RecorderWapda to import electricity from Tajikistan to overcome electricity shortfall  Business Recorder

HARIPUR: Federal Minister for Water and Power Omer Ayub Khan Monday said Wapda would import electricity from Tajikistan to overcome electricity shortfall in ...



Tajikistan to take advantage of PM's incentives package | Business Recorder - Business RecorderTajikistan to take advantage of PM's incentives package | Business Recorder  Business Recorder

Tajikistani investors and business community will take full advantage of excellent package of incentives offered to foreign investors by Prime Minister Imran.



'WAPDA will import electricity from Tajikistan to overcome shortfall' - Profit by Pakistan Today'WAPDA will import electricity from Tajikistan to overcome shortfall'  Profit by Pakistan Today

HARIPUR: Federal Water and Power Minister Omer Ayub Khan said on Monday that the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) would import ...



Tajikistan's apple production grew by 21.4% in 2018 - FreshPlaza.comTajikistan's apple production grew by 21.4% in 2018  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza, portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.



AFC U-23 Championship: India gear up to tackle the qualifiers - Goal.comAFC U-23 Championship: India gear up to tackle the qualifiers  Goal.com

The qualifiers for the AFC U-23 Championship is set to commence on March 22 as India travel to Uzbekistan to book their slot in the 16-team tournament that will ...



Rohit Danu - Playing in the I-League one of the best things to happen to me - Goal.comRohit Danu - Playing in the I-League one of the best things to happen to me  Goal.com

After taking the I-league by storm, Danu wants an opportunity to showcase his talent at the international stage...



Mondli Makhanya: How will South Africans' (un)happiness affect the election? - News24Mondli Makhanya: How will South Africans' (un)happiness affect the election?  News24

Your initial reaction when you see South Africa's ranking on the World Happiness Index is that it is bulldust because, at number 106, we rank below nations that ...



16:20 Secretary of Security Council of Tajikistan retires - AKIpress16:20 Secretary of Security Council of Tajikistan retires  AKIpress

AKIPRESS.COM - President of Tajikistan dismissed Abdurahim Kahharov as the Secretary of the Security Council of Tajikistan due to his retirement... To Read ...



Nowruz Celebration - Business RecorderNowruz Celebration  Business Recorder

Artists performing traditional dance during Nowruz Celebration organized by Serena Hotel in collaboration with the Diplomatic Missions of Afghanistan,



Pentagon identifies Colorado man as one of the soldiers killed in Afghanistan - FOX 31 DenverPentagon identifies Colorado man as one of the soldiers killed in Afghanistan  FOX 31 Denver

WASHINGTON — The two soldiers were identified as Spc. Joseph Collette of Lancaster, Ohio, 29, and Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay, 33, of Cortez, Colorado.



Global community can benefit from experience of Pakistan: Arif Alvi - PakTribune.comGlobal community can benefit from experience of Pakistan: Arif Alvi  PakTribune.com

President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that after successfully addressing the challenge of terrorism, the country is on the threshold of change. He expressed these views ...



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 ...



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.



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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?



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 ...



Ancient Nawruz was celebrated in Egypt - EIN NewsAncient Nawruz was celebrated in Egypt  EIN News

On March 20, 2019 in one of the hotels of the Egyptian capital overlooking the eternal river Nile, the Embassy of Tajikistan hosted an official reception on the.



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'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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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: 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 ...



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.



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



ISIS Says It Killed 4 Cyclists in Tajikistan - The New York TimesISIS Says It Killed 4 Cyclists in Tajikistan  The New York Times

MOSCOW — A car ran down a group of touring cyclists in the Central Asian state of Tajikistan over the weekend, killing four people from the United States, the ...



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?



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 ...



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.



Over Rs1.5 billion contributed by overseas Pakistanis for dams since July - The News InternationalOver Rs1.5 billion contributed by overseas Pakistanis for dams since July  The News International

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis have so far contributed around over Rs 1.5 billion while local residents as well as institutions have donated some Rs 8.64 ...



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 ...



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."



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



More support for Salman from Central Asia as Al Mohannadi stays in the race, for now - Inside World FootballMore support for Salman from Central Asia as Al Mohannadi stays in the race, for now  Inside World Football

March 25 – The surge in support for AFC President Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa for his re-election campaign to the Asian Football Confederation ...



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 ...



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.



'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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...