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Latest Tajikistan News

Uzbek President Heading To China

Uzbek President Islam Karimov is traveling to China on August 19 for an official visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. More

Tajikistan Sentences 'Terrorists' Over Alleged Plot

Tajikistan's top court has handed down lengthy prison sentences for seven men found guilty of plotting a terrorist act on TALCO, the largest aluminum plant in Central Asia. More

Tajiks, Kyrgyz Discuss Border Shooting

Kyrgyz and Tajik officials are meeting over the killing of a Kyrgyz citizen in a Tajik district near the border between the two countries. More

Rossia Segodnya Expected To Open Bureau In Tajikistan

Rossiya Segodnya, a massive state-run media conglomerate, is expected to open a bureau in Dushanbe. More

Afghanistan Detains Tajik, Kyrgyz Citizens As Suspected Terrorists

Security officials in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Badakhshan say they have detained citizens of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan -- together with two Afghan police officers -- on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities. More

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A Pipeline From A Land Of Water To A Land Of Oil

Iran is looking for more water and some Iranian officials believe the place to get it is from Tajikistan. The problem is how to get the water from Tajikistan's mountains to Iran, several hundred kilometers away. More

Central Asia Prepares For Afghan 'Threat'

Central Asia's governments have been dreading January 2015, for some time. Many remember the last half of the 1990s, when the Taliban was stretching its rule along Afghanistan's northern border and the problems of the country seeped into Central Asia. More
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Features & Commentary

Interview: Russia As A 'Chance For Survival' For Tajik Migrants

Ksenia Diodorova, a Russian photographer and graphic designer, talks about her photo essay "In The Cold," which looks at the lives of Tajik labor migrants and their families back home in Tajikistan's mountainous Gorno-Badakhshan province.

Video World's Oldest Profession Up For Discussion In Tajikistan

Amid an apparent rise in the number of sex workers, the world's oldest profession is becoming a topic of open debate in Tajikistan.

Explainer: What's Going On In Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan?

Tajik authorities say they are looking into gunfights that sparked antigovernment protests in the remote Gorno-Badakhshan Province. The government blames the violence on local drug dealers. Protest leaders, however, say the latest crisis has much deeper roots in the region that was the scene of deadly clashes in 2012.

Tajik Mullah's Remarks On Jihad Spark War Of Words

A prominent Tajik mullah's criticism of those heading to Syria to fight alongside Islamist rebels has prompted an angry response from a purported Tajik jihadist.
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