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Latest Tajikistan News

Central Asian States Seek To Stem Military Draft Evasion

Central Asian governments are trying to prevent young men from evading mandatory military service during autumn conscription campaigns that began on October 1. More

Antigay activists trample on a rainbow flag during a protest by gay-rights activists in Moscow in 2013.

Russia: 14 Killed In Xenophobic Attacks In '14

A Moscow-based think tank that monitors xenophobia and extremism says 14 people have been killed and 77 injured in ethnically motivated attacks across Russia since the beginning of the year. More

Two Ethnic Uzbek Taliban Fighters From Tajikistan Sentenced

A court in Dushanbe has sentenced two ethnic Uzbeks from Tajikistan's southern Khatlon province to nine years in jail for fighting in Afghanistan as Taliban members. More

Tajik Clerics' Fatwa Sparks Concerns

Tajik nongovernmental organizations and independent journalists have voiced concern with a fatwa by Tajikistan's Ulemas (Islamic clerics) Council barring Muslims from "cooperation with destabilizing media outlets" and criticizing the government. More

Tajikistan's chief mufti Saidmukarram Abdulkodirzoda

Fatwa Issued Against Tajik Gov't Critics

Tajikistan's top Muslim cleric has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, against criticizing the regime of President Emomali Rahmon. More

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Central Asia Prepares For Afghan 'Threat' (Part 2)

As foreign forces in Afghanistan prepare to complete their drawdown at the end of this year, and responsibility for security falls entirely on Afghan government forces, the governments in Central Asia have been worrying and taking measures to prevent Afghanistan’s problems from becoming Central Asia’s problems also. More

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
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Features & Commentary

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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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.
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