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Latest Tajikistan News

Putin: India, Pakistan Could Join SCO In 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held out the possibility that India and Pakistan could join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2017. More

SCO Leaders Meeting In Tashkent

Presidents of member states and countries with the status of observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) were in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, on June 23 for the start of a two-day summit. More

Germany Arrests Tajik IS Suspect

Germany says it has arrested a Tajik man suspected of joining the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in Syria. More

Kremlin: SCO To Discuss Afghanistan At Summit

Russia says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss a "very tense situation" in Afghanistan when the grouping holds its summit in Uzbekistan this week. More

Tajikistan Confiscates Thousands Of 'Hazardous' China-Made Toys

Tajikistan's consumer rights protection agency, Tajik Standard, has confiscated large amounts of counterfeit and low-quality toys from China over health and safety issues. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Audio Majlis Podcast: Confusion, Fighting In Northern Afghanistan

To get a better idea of what the situation is in northern Afghanistan and how this might be viewed from Central Asia, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, gathered a majlis, or panel, to discuss current events along the Afghan-Central Asian border. More

The Breaking Of A Tajik Defense Lawyer

Lawyer Ishoq Tabarov, who was known for defending Tajiks who most needed defending, died on June 12, officially of a heart attack. But there is a big difference between a heart attack and a broken heart, and some feel it was the latter that actually led to Tabarov's death on his 61st birthday. More
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Features & Commentary

In Unusual Move, Tajik Interior Ministry Seeks Victims Of Possible Police Abuse

Tajikistan's Interior Ministry is asking a group of young partygoers briefly detained and possibly roughed up by police last week to come forward with any complaint about alleged mistreatment.

Tension In A Tajik City After Authorities Hand Mosque To Homeless Family

A formerly homeless Tajik mother of two is at the center of a struggle between the government and citizens who pray in unregistered mosques that the state fears could be hotbeds of extremism. Savsan Jonova recently moved into a former prayer house that the authorities confiscated from residents of the southern city of Kulob -- and her neighbors are not happy.

Tajikistan Offers Morality Lessons To Sex Workers

Authorities in Tajikistan have introduced morality classes to move prostitutes away from the world's oldest profession.
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