Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Latest Tajikistan News

Russia Imprisons Three Tajiks From Banned Islamic Group

A court in Russia's Far East has convicted three Tajik nationals of membership in a "terrorist" group. More

SCO Backs Ukraine Peace Plan, China Pledges $5 Billion

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has backed a cease-fire deal agreed for eastern Ukraine last week and called for talks to continue until the conflict is resolved. More

Kyrgyz Detain 'Jihadist' En Route To Mideast

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have detained a Tajik national they say intended to join militants in the Palestinian territories. More

Putin Discusses Pipeline With China

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and expressed hope that a new gas pipeline connecting Siberia with China will be built swiftly. More

Several regional leaders have gathered in have gathered in Dushanbe for the summit.

Shanghai Cooperation Summit Opens

The presidents of member states China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are all due to attend the summit, which comes at a time when the Kremlin has sharpened its focus on Asia while its ties with the West have become severely strained by the Ukraine crisis. More

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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.
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