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Latest Tajikistan News

Bishkek, Dushanbe Move Victory Parades

Kyrgyzstan has moved its military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II from May 9 to May 7. More

Tajiks Kill Alleged Radical Russian Muslim From Chelyabinsk

Police in Tajikistan's southern city of Panj on the Afghan border have killed a Russian citizen suspected in being a radical Muslim. More

Russia Accuses Tajik Man Of Propagating Islamic Extremism

Authorities in northwestern Russia have detained a citizen of Tajikistan on suspicion of propagating Islamic extremism. More

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Holds Military Drills In Kyrgyzstan

Special forces from Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states are holding joint military maneuvers in Kyrgyzstan. More

Well-Known Russian Film Director Of Tajik Origin Dies In Berlin

Tajik-Russian director Bakhtiyor Khudoinazarov has died in a clinic in the German capital, Berlin. More

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Latest Blog Posts

How An IS Militant Wooed A Tajik Woman Online

Reports have emerged about young Chechen women who met North Caucasus militants online and traveled to Syria to join them. More

Video The People Of Two Lands: The Kyrgyz Of Jerge-Tal (Part 3)

In another from Janyl Jusupjan's series of short films about the lives of ethnic Kyrgyz in the town of Jerge-Tal in northern Tajikistan, we meet Latofat, the only female singer in her village, whose mother was Kyrgyz and father was Tajik. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Tajiks Weigh Ban On 'Bad Names'

In the latest round of Tajikistan's effort to influence what its citizens name their children, authorities are set to ban names they deem insulting, demeaning, or foreign to Tajik culture.

Video Tajik Man Told To 'Kill Everyone Brutally' During Training To Join Islamic State

A Tajik man has surrendered himself to authorities after allegedly undergoing "jihadi training" at a Turkish mosque as a potential Islamic State recruit. Parviz Nabiev spoke to RFE/RL's Tajik Service about his experience and ultimate disillusionment.

Central Asia Medical Workers Struggle To Escape Yemen Violence

The conflict in Yemen has left hundreds of Central Asian medical workers struggling to find a way out.

New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

China's decision to establish a new China-led development bank for Asia is causing major headaches in Washington. As countries -- including, now, Russia -- rush in to join the bank before a March 31 deadline, the United States looks increasingly isolated.

Video In Tajikistan, Too Much Cousin Love Could Be Causing Birth Defects

Tajikistan is considering a ban on marriages between first cousins, a long-standing tradition that doctors believe is the cause of many birth defects in the country.

U.S. Reassesses Central Asia Strategy

The State Department says it has completed a review of U.S. policy toward Central Asia at a time of economic and political uncertainty in the region.

Video Tajik Prostitutes Seek Protection In The Hijab

The fear of insults and attacks has prompted some Tajik street prostitutes to literally go undercover; that is, under the Islamic hijab.

The Wrong Qayumov: A Tajik Killing And A Case Of Mistaken Identity

A Tajik man whose name is the same as a suspect in the slaying of an opposition figure has been forced take evasive action after receiving death threats.

Slaying Of Tajik Opposition Leader Draws Nemtsov Comparisons

Following the killing of a wanted Tajik opposition leader on the streets of Istanbul, it didn't take long for fellow oppositionists to draw comparisons to the recent assassination of Boris Nemtsov in Russia.

Tajikistan's Islamic Renaissance Party On Life Support

A resounding election defeat in Tajikistan's parliamentary elections has Central Asia's only Islamic party on the ropes.
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