Authorities in northern Tajikistan have dismantled what's believed to be the largest Lenin monument in Central Asia.
Officials in the Tajik city of Khujand have taken down a 23-meter-tall statue of Vladimir Lenin, the largest monument to the revolutionary leader in Central Asia.
Tajiks living near the border with Afghanistan say armed Afghan drug smugglers routinely kidnap Tajiks for ransom and steal livestock.
Some former United Tajik Opposition fighters say they have again been offered, and have accepted, employment in the Interior Ministry forces.
The world became slightly less peaceful in the past year, punctuated by violent uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, but also marked by successes in countries like Slovenia and Georgia.
A new flagpole erected in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, this week looks set to enter the Guinness Book of Records.
A prominent Tajik religious and political figure has criticized authorities for restricting access to his religious website, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.
A defeated candidate in a recent Tajik by-election has filed a complaint to demand the revision of the results, which he says were rigged.
A new flagpole erected in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, this week will likely enter the Guinness Book of Records. The 30-meter-wide, three-color flag is raised to a height of 60 meters.
Local lawmakers in Tajikistan have found a new way to serve their constituents -- with a lawsuit.
Residents of Tajikistan's southern Kulob region say attacks by wolves on livestock are becoming more frequent.
The British Embassy in Tajikistan has issued a press release saying that the United Kingdom would soon open an embassy in Kyrgyzstan.