At least two Tajik servicemen have been killed in a gun battle with some 30 suspected drug smugglers who entered the country from Afghanistan last week.
Iran has begun transporting equipment to Tajikistan for the construction of a controversial hydropower plant.
Tajikistan says a polio epidemic last summer that led Russia temporarily to ban entry to Tajik children under the age of six is almost over.
Tajikistan's Education Ministry has ordered an Iranian school under supervision of the Iranian Embassy in Dushanbe to dismiss all Tajik and Afghan pupils.
Tajikistan's State National Security Committee has confirmed that four Tajik citizens have been extradited from Afghanistan, including two fugitives from a mass jailbreak four months ago.
A Tajik student has told of his kidnap ordeal at the hands of a group of Afghan drug smugglers in a suspected case of mistaken identity.
Tajikistan seems to be determined to meet a government deadline to return home all its students studying in unofficial foreign religious schools.
Tajik police and security forces have detained six suspected members of the banned Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) in the past two days.
A Dubai court has slashed the prison terms for two men convicted in the 2009 slaying of a former Chechen warlord from life to just three years in a surprise ruling.
Russia's Gazprom says it's found a significant volume of gas in Tajikistan -- not a large amount, but enough to change the country's fortunes and possibly the regional balance of power.
Tajikistan has rejected a new draft air-traffic agreement proposed by neighboring Uzbekistan.
Nepotism became a great danger for Kyrgyzstan, menacing its very integrity. And it's not alone in the region.