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The April 17 meeting in Dushanbe included secretaries of the Security Councils of SCO member states China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

SCO Discusses Afghan Withdrawal

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have met in the Tajik capital to discuss regional security in the wake of the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. More

Tajik President Announces 2014 Year Of Mass Football

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has signed a decree announcing 2014 the Year of Mass Football in the country. More

Migrants Federation Asks Putin For Permission To Serve In Russian Army

The leader of the Migrants Federation in Russia says he has written a letter to President Vladimir Putin asking permission for labor migrants in Russia to serve in the Russian Army. More

Two Alleged Tajik Islamists Go On Trial On Extortion Charges

Two alleged members of an Islamist group in Tajikistan's northern city of Khujand have gone on trial on money extortion charges. More

An employee walks inside TALCO's aluminium smelter complex in Tursunzade.

'Terrorist Act' At Tajik Aluminum Plant Prevented

Tajikistan's security services have reportedly prevented a terrorist act at the TALCO company, the largest aluminum plant in Central Asia. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Who Is Out To Get Tajikistan's Islamic Party?

It's only halfway through April and it's already been a tough year for the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, not just the sole officially registered Islamic party in Tajikistan, but the only officially registered Islamic party in all of Central Asia. More

Welcome To The Age Of Coal

Central Asia is known for many reasons but two things stand out in coverage of the region these days -- the geostrategic location in terms of security and its energy resources. More
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Features & Commentary

Afghans Criticize Government’s Handling Of International Norouz Event

The Afghan government has angered many Afghans by ditching a plan to hold an international Norouz festival in a multimillion-dollar castle specifically built for the event.

Central Asian Migrants Feel Pinch Of Kazakh Devaluation

The effects of Kazakhstan's currency devaluation reach far and wide, as migrant workers whose family members depend on remittances have come to find out.

Tajik Mullahs Set To Learn Marketable Skills

Tajik authorities have a message for mullahs: learn marketable skills, and get regular jobs.

Interview: 'The Tenge Follows The Ruble'

The devaluation of Kazakhstan's tenge comes close on the heels of the devaluation of another major regional currency, the ruble. Is there a connection? RFE/RL correspondent Charles Recknagel speaks with Alex Nice, a Central Asia expert at the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit.

Video A Closeted Life For Tajik Sexual Minorities

After 25 years spent hiding his true sexual identity, a Tajik man has decided to describe his closeted life in a country not known for its tolerance for sexual minorities.

Ticked 'Ov': Tajik Officials Unhappy Russian Surnames Back In Fashion

Just a few years ago Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov led a de-Russification trend when he lopped the '-ov' from his surname. Now Tajik officials are complaining that Russian-style names are back in fashion.
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