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Video Tajik Government Says No Accreditation For Rossia Segodnya

Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov has said journalists from the Russian state media conglomerate Rossia Segodnya (Russia Today) have not been given permission to operate in his country. More

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon (center) with his son Rustami Emomali (left) in December

Tajik President Clears Path For Son

Tajikistan's Constitutional Court has found legal the amendments to the country's constitution that could enable President Emomali Rahmon to establish a presidential dynasty. More

Tajik Fortune-Tellers Face Uncertain Future

Tajik officials have given a list of nearly 200 fortune-tellers to police for investigation as parliament readies for debate tougher punishments for fortune telling, which already is criminalized. More

In Tajikistan, Hundreds Face Fines, Trials For 'Illegal' Hard-Currency Exchanges

Hundreds of people in Tajikistan are facing fines or even possible jail time for “illegal hard-currency exchanges.” More

China Executes Tajik For Drug Trafficking

Chinese authorities have executed a Tajik national convicted of drug trafficking. More

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Bad Time In Central Asia

The writing has been on the wall for Central Asia for months now -- an economic crisis was coming to Central Asia and there was no way of avoiding it. To discuss this new reality of Central Asia, today and for the foreseeable future, RFE/RL's Turkmen Service assembled a panel discussion. More

The Beard-Busters And Scarf-Snatchers Of Khatlon

Tajikistan's Khatlon region police held a press conference on January 19 to review their progress combating "foreign" influences in 2015. More
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Features & Commentary

Cash Crunch, Stretched Military Spur Russian Troop Cuts Near Afghan Frontier

Money troubles and a military stretched by war in Syria and Ukraine have prompted Russia to reverse plans to send more troops to Tajikistan -- despite what Kremlin officials say is a growing threat from Islamic militants across the border in Afghanistan.

Tajik Name-Change Craze Targets Turkic Words

In his quest to see Persian-rooted names affixed to everything from towns and villages to historical sites and newborns, Tajikistan's president has turned to renaming locations with Turkic-based names.

The Islamic Party, The Reporter, And The Virginity Test

A woman's unrequited love for the leader of the banned Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan has earned her a virginity test.

After Fleeing IS Recruiters, A Precarious Limbo In Moscow

Abdusami says he was tricked into traveling to Syria to join Islamic State (IS) militants, but escaped to Moscow -- and now lives in fear of arrest in Russia, deportation to his native Tajikistan, or retribution at the hands of the men he claims lured him to the Middle East.

Tajikistan Tightens Up On SIM Cards As Security Measure

Tajikistan is to reregister millions of SIM cards as part of efforts to tighten security across the country.

Video As Tajikistan Limits Islam, Does It Risk Destabilization?

Dushanbe is increasing its control over how Tajiks practice Islam amid claims hundreds have joined Islamic State in Syria. But are the measures stabilizing or destabilizing Tajikistan, where Islamists and secularists fought a civil war just 20 years ago?
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