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SCO Foreign Ministry Officials Convene In Dushanbe

Foreign ministry officials from six member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are meeting in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe. More

Moscow Court Sentences Four Members Of Hizb Ut-Tahrir

A Russian court has handed down sentences to four members of a banned Islamic group. More

Tajik Opposition Leader Jailed For Inciting Hatred

The leader of the Party of Tajikistan's Islamic Renaissance (HNIT)'s local branch in Gorno-Badakhshan province, Saodatsho Adolatov, has been sentenced to five years in jail. More

Lavrov: Tajiks Welcome In Eurasian Union

Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Tajikistan is welcome to join the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan that comes into being in January. More

Tajik Troubles For Russian Social Network is worried about an ongoing block of its social-media site in Tajikistan. More

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Russia's In The Driver's Seat, But China's Buying The Car

While Russia does maintain a series of levers in Central Asia -- cultural, economic, militaristic -- these levers will not remain in perpetuity. China doesn't yet dictate Central Asia's direction and sway, but it seems to be just a matter of time before it does.. More

Central Asia: Regionally Dysfunctional In Face Of Common Threats

Recent violence along the Turkmen-Afghan border reminds Central Asian governments that the clock is ticking to the end of this year, when the bulk of foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan. That was the topic of a roundtable discussion hosted by RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, Azatlyk. 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.

Explainer: What's Going On In Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan?

Tajik authorities say they are looking into gunfights that sparked antigovernment protests in the remote Gorno-Badakhshan Province. The government blames the violence on local drug dealers. Protest leaders, however, say the latest crisis has much deeper roots in the region that was the scene of deadly clashes in 2012.

Tajik Mullah's Remarks On Jihad Spark War Of Words

A prominent Tajik mullah's criticism of those heading to Syria to fight alongside Islamist rebels has prompted an angry response from a purported Tajik jihadist.

Yelena Ryabinina, Advocate For Central Asian Refugees, Mourned By Friends And Colleagues

One of Russia's most prominent defenders of Central Asian refugees, Yelena Ryabinina, dies after a long battle with cancer.
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