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Latest Tajikistan News

Tajik Border Official Arrested On Drug Trafficking Charges

A high-ranking border services officer has reportedly been arrested in Tajikistan in connection with drug trafficking. More

Tajikistan To Pardon 10,000 Prisoners

Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon has submitted to the parliament a draft law on amnesty granting freedom for some 10,000 prisoners. More

Tajik Islamists 'Plotted Attacks'

Police in Tajikistan have reportedly arrested 20 alleged Islamist militants for plotting to blow up two road tunnels. More

Russian Security Chief Meets Rakhmon

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Tajikistan's president to discuss measures to improve security on the Central Asian nation's border with Afghanistan. More

Militant Leader Killed In North Afghanistan

A leader of the Jundullah militant group has reportedly been killed in northern Afghanistan More

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In Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Rumors Of Instability Abound As Fears Of IS Grow

Media outlets in the Central Asian former Soviet republics of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have expressed concern over the rise of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. They have also expressed concerns about possible threats posed by the group in the region. More

Central Asia Turning To Civilian Militias To Shore Up Border Security

Two Central Asian countries are taking an extreme step to strengthen security along their borders, but the move is more likely to add to tensions already present along their ill-defined common frontiers, particularly in the Ferghana Valley. More
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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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