Despite official denials that anything is amiss, steps taken by Tajik authorities in recent weeks to placate public sentiment hint at some nervousness in Dushanbe in the wake of North African and Mideast unrest.
Tajik special forces today launched a search in a village some 135 kilometers east of Dushanbe for militant leader Abdullo Rahimov (aka Mullo Abdullo).
A Tajik prosecutor's aide says that during the first three months of 2011, eight criminal cases of violating the law on religious freedom and worship went to court and 10 people were sentenced.
Tajikstan's lower chamber of parliament has voted to improve prison conditions for convicts serving life sentences.
A United Tajik Opposition (UTO) field commander during Tajikistan's civil war has been given an Interior Ministry post in a volatile eastern part of the country.
A massive fire today destroyed much of Khujand University's Arts Faculty and the headquarters of a traditional music ensemble.
Russia's Federal Migration Directorate is investigating recent clashes between Uzbek and Kyrgyz migrant workers in the central city of Yekaterinburg.
The Afghan Foreign Ministry and the country's Chamber of Commerce and Industry have asked Tajikistan to reconsider its increase in transit tariffs for cargo bound for Afghanistan.
Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry says an investigation has been launched into the beating of a Kazakh diplomat in Tajikistan.
Tajikistan's Council of Ulema is set to issue a fatwa banning a so-called SMS-divorce, the state religious committee announced today.
Tajik Interior Minister Abdurahim Qahhorov said a new draft law on the police would officially rename the "militsia" as "police."
Internet users in Dushanbe have staged Tajikistan's first-known flash mob in order to protest the state electricity provider's inability to provide uninterrupted power supplies.