Tajik human rights organizations have urged the government to thoroughly investigate the recent death of a convict.
Russian ground forces commander General Vladimir Churkin has the Ekho Moskvy radio station that a deal extending Russian forces' use of bases in Tajikistan would not be ready to sign until the first half of 2013.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to Dushanbe on October 5, which coincides with the 60th birthday of his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon.
On September 26, Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon urged his countrymen to store two years’ worth of food reserves in order to prepare for the upcoming harsh winter.
Tajikistan's Interior Minister Ramazon Rahimov says militants who give up their arms and cooperate with investigators will not face prosecution.
Officials say Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon had dinner prepared for 10,000 people in a restless region where dozens died in a security operation in July.
Relatives of an inmate who died this week in the central detention center in Dushanbe claim that 27-year-old Hamza Ikromzoda was tortured.
Russian Deputy Prime Minster Igor Shuvalov has arrived in Dushanbe to discuss issues with Tajik officials including a possible extension of a troop deployment in Tajikistan beyond 2014.
Russian troops have started tactical military exercises at Russia's Lyaur military test field near the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.
The rugged eastern region of Gorno-Badakhshan in Tajikistan has been the scene of violence in recent months, with about 70 people having been killed in a government operation lasting to late August.
Tajikistan's president, Emomali Rahmon, has started a working visit to the country's restive eastern region of Gorno-Badakhshan, weeks after a special operation there by security forces left some 70 people dead.
Joint military exercises of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are under way at Armenia's Marshal Baghramian training ground.