August 1, 2006 -- A regional court in Tajikistan has sentenced 16 defendants to additional jail time for triggering a prison riot in the southwestern town of Qorghan-Teppa in 2005.
DUSHANBE, July 31, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- France's Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said today in Tajikistan that the overall security situation in neighboring Afghanistan is improving.
Observers are warning that harsh repression could prompt Hizb ut-Tahrir's youngest members to take up arms.
Some U.S. officials are worried that China and Russia are trying to isolate the United States from Central Asia.
Karzai (left) with Rakhmonov in Dushanbe today (RFE/RL)
DUSHANBE, July 27, 2006 (RFE/RL) - The presidents of Afghanistan and Tajikistan today called on the global community to help suppress illicit drug production.
The presidents of Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan found their summit agenda hijacked by the crisis in Lebanon.
DUSHANBE, July 26, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The presidents of Tajikistan and Iran, Imomali Rakhmonov and Mahmud Ahmadinejad, today inaugurated an Iranian-built road tunnel north of Dushanbe.
Iran's president has ratcheted up the rhetoric by warning that a "hurricane is just around the corner" in the Middle East.
July 26, 2006 -- A U.S. State Department official has said the United States should not be overly concerned about the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
July 25, 2006 -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad arrived in the Tajik capital today, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports, but his stern warning on developments in the Middle East appeared to overshadow his Central Asian agenda.
The presidents of these three Persian-speaking countries are expected to discuss regional security issues, as well as trade and development.
July 24, 2006 -- Tajikistan's Transport Minister Abdurakhim Ashurov today said construction of two major Chinese-funded road tunnels would start next month.