Thursday, November 20, 2014

Latest Tajikistan News

Western Firms Help C. Asia States Spy

A report by a privacy watchdog group says U.S. and Israeli companies have supplied Central Asian states with sophisticated surveillance technology that gives them extensive power to monitor the communications of government opponents and other citizens. More

Tajik NGOs Fear Limits On Foreign Grants Could Force Closures

Nongovernmental organizations in Tajikistan are concerned over new legislation that restricts their access to foreign grants. More

Tajikistan Asks Yemeni Help To Free Doctor

Tajikistan's Foreign Ministry has asked Yemeni authorities to secure the release of a female Tajik doctor kidnapped last month in Yemen's Marib province. More

Tajik football player Khurshed Beknazarov

Tajik Soccer Player Banned For Two Years For Doping At Asian Games

A soccer player from Tajikistan has been banned for two years by the Asian Football Confederation after testing positive for a performance-enhancing stimulant during the men’s football competition at the Asian Games. More

Tajikistan Arrests 12 Suspected Of Recruiting For Syria Conflict

Authorities in Tajikistan have arrested 12 men suspected of recruiting residents of the northern province of Sughd to fight alongside Islamic militants in Syria. More

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Latest Blog Posts

'Complex Factors' Pushing Kazakh Men, Women To Join IS

A complex set of social, economic and cultural factors are behind the decisions of Kazakh men and women who join Islamic State (IS) in Syria, according to Tatyana Dronzina, an expert in terrorism from Sofia State University in Bulgaria. More

IS In Central Asia: Existential Threat Or Convenient Enemy?

To what extent are recent measures designed to deal with the threat of the Islamic State group, and how much is the threat of IS being wielded as a "useful enemy" to allow Central Asian states to implement tighter controls on religious freedoms? More
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Features & Commentary

Tajik Mullahs Raise Funds For Ruling Party HQ

Following a number of scandals that got the attention of the authorities, mosques and mullahs in southern Tajikistan are raising funds to construct a local headquarters for the president's political party.

Scandal Rocks Kremlin Adviser's Family

An immigrant maid finds herself at the center of a scandal when she falls in love with the son of her employer -- who happens to be a nationalist and top Kremlin adviser.

Tajikistan's 'Jihadist' Village On The Defensive

A small village in northern Tajikistan has come under scrutiny after it was revealed that it was home to a number of suspected jihadists.
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