Kyrgyz authorities say that one Tajik citizen was killed during an antidrug operation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border.
Tajikistan has begun its spring draft, with authorities seeking to reassure young men and their families that oft-criticized conditions for conscripts have improved.
The trial of nine men recaptured after a high-profile jailbreak in Tajikistan last year has started at the Supreme Court in Dushanbe.
The prison terms of the sons of slain Tajik Emergency Situations Minister and former opposition commander Mirzo Ziyoev have been reduced by half to 15 years by an appeals court.
The presidents of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan have held separate talks with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Tehran.
Only 60 of the some 1,200 Tajik students who recently abandoned their studies at Islamic universities and madrasahs abroad and returned to Tajikistan have been admitted to Tajik universities.
Russia says it has decided to increase tariffs for oil and oil products exported to Tajikistan.
Tajikistan today opened a festival showcasing Iranian culture that will continue through March 27.
About 350 firearms have been confiscated or surrendered to the Tajik Interior Ministry so far this year under an ongoing weapons collection program.
Tajikistan's state energy supplier has reintroduced electricity rationing on the eve of a major national holiday.
The U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan has said the United States is working with Russia and the European Union to strengthen control over Tajikistan's southern border with Afghanistan.
The head of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) said the ongoing instability in Afghanistan poses a serious threat to Central Asia and foreign troops need to stay in that country.