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Latest Tajikistan News

Dushanbe: 300 Tajik Jihadists In Syria

The deputy chairman of Tajikistan's State Committee for National Security, Akram Amonov, says some 300 Tajik nationals are fighting alongside militants in Syria including the Islamic state group. More

Court Drops Kremlin-Linked Tajik Maid Case

An immigrant maid from Tajikistan, who is the girlfriend of the son of top Kremlin adviser and nationalist Sergei Glazyev, has been freed from custody. More

Western Firms Help C. Asia States Spy

A report by a privacy watchdog group says U.S. and Israeli companies have supplied Central Asian states with sophisticated surveillance technology that gives them extensive power to monitor the communications of government opponents and other citizens. More

Tajik NGOs Fear Limits On Foreign Grants Could Force Closures

Nongovernmental organizations in Tajikistan are concerned over new legislation that restricts their access to foreign grants. More

Tajikistan Asks Yemeni Help To Free Doctor

Tajikistan's Foreign Ministry has asked Yemeni authorities to secure the release of a female Tajik doctor kidnapped last month in Yemen's Marib province. More

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Latest Blog Posts

'Complex Factors' Pushing Kazakh Men, Women To Join IS

A complex set of social, economic and cultural factors are behind the decisions of Kazakh men and women who join Islamic State (IS) in Syria, according to Tatyana Dronzina, an expert in terrorism from Sofia State University in Bulgaria. More

IS In Central Asia: Existential Threat Or Convenient Enemy?

To what extent are recent measures designed to deal with the threat of the Islamic State group, and how much is the threat of IS being wielded as a "useful enemy" to allow Central Asian states to implement tighter controls on religious freedoms? More
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Features & Commentary

Tajik Mullahs Raise Funds For Ruling Party HQ

Following a number of scandals that got the attention of the authorities, mosques and mullahs in southern Tajikistan are raising funds to construct a local headquarters for the president's political party.

Scandal Rocks Kremlin Adviser's Family

An immigrant maid finds herself at the center of a scandal when she falls in love with the son of her employer -- who happens to be a nationalist and top Kremlin adviser.

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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