The majestic landscape surrounding the town of Chorkuh provided its name -- "Chorkuh" means "Four Mountains" in Tajik. It is home to 32,000 people who have collectively adopted Shari'a.
President Bakiev (file photo) (RFE/RL)
BISHKEK, May 15, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev today called for enhanced cooperation with neighboring Tajikistan in fighting alleged Islamic militants.
May 15, 2006 (RFE/RL) --Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov said today that more than 800 civil servants have been arrested over the past five years on drug-trafficking charges.
Tajik border guard (file photo) (ITAR-TASS)
May 15, 2006 -- Tajikistan today said additional security measures were being taken along its border with Kyrgyzstan, days after gunmen attacked border posts of both countries.
May 15, 2006 -- The foreign ministers of the six countries in the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are holding talks today in the
Chinese city that gave the group its name.
BISHKEK, May 12, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Kyrgyz authorities say that security forces have completed an operation against a group of gunmen who entered southern Kyrgyzstan from Tajikistan.
Unidentified gunmen have attacked Tajik and Kyrgyz border posts, killing a number of servicemen and
civilians, on the eve of the anniversary of a bloody crackdown last
year that Uzbek authorities laid at the feet of Islamic militants.
May 12, 2006 -- Kyrgyz and Tajik security forces clashed with gunmen who attacked border posts on both sides of their frontier today, killing five people.
May 11, 2006 -- France is set to deploy three fighter jets to Tajikistan and double its troop levels there in support of operations by the antiterrorist coalition in Afghanistan.
DUSHANBE, May 10, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The prosecutor's office in Dushanbe says three Tajik police officers have been taken into custody in connection with the death in custody of an opposition party activist.
May 8, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher, during a visit to Dushanbe today, said Washington is interested in expanding its security and economic cooperation with Tajikistan.
DUSHANBE, May 5, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRP) today reiterated that it does not accept that party member Sadullo Marufov killed himself by jumping from the third floor of a police building.