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Latest Tajikistan News

Tajik Barber Jailed For Life For Killing Warden Who Wanted Haircut

A jailed barber in Tajikistan has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a warden to death with scissors. More

Russian Soldiers Suspected Of Killing Taxi Driver In Tajikistan

Police in Tajikistan have detained two Russian servicemen on suspicion of killing a taxi driver in the Central Asian nation. More

Tensions along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border have been high   following some shooting incidents earlier this year.

Tajik-Kyrgyz Border Talks In Bishkek

Talks between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on border issues have resumed, a day after a shooting left two Tajiks dead and five injured. More

Tajik-Kyrgyz Border Shooting Incident

Kyrgyz border guards have reportedly fired at a group of Tajik villagers protesting Kyrgyz plans to build a highway and a bridge in a disputed area, wounding four of them. More

Big Shanghai Cooperation Organization Military Drills Held in China

Around 7,000 servicemen from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan are participating in military exercises that Russian and Chinese media say are the largest ever held by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). More

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Latest Blog Posts

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.
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