Rustam Emomali, the 24-year-old eldest son of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, has been appointed a member of the development committee of FIFA, the world football governing body.
A Russian journalist who went missing in Syria 10 days ago is reportedly alive and well.
The U.S.-based rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) says fears that pro-democracy uprisings across the Arab world might spread to Central Asia fueled a crackdown on dissent in that region last year.
Tajikistan has arrested several high-ranking antidrug officials for their alleged involvement in narcotics trafficking.
Tajik lawmaker Saodat Amirshoeva told RFE/RL's Tajik Service that some parents forge the documents of their daughters in order to make it appear that the girls are 18 years old and eligible for marriage.
Tajik Interior Minister Ramazon Rakhimov says Tajik investigators would assist Russian officials in investigating an attack against a well-known Tajik dissident in Moscow.
At least six people have been attacked by wolves in southeastern Tajikistan in the last several weeks.
Tajik officials say they will allow Chinese farmers to rent hundreds of hectares of land in southern Tajikistan.
Police in the Russian capital have launched an investigation into the stabbing of a prominent figure within Tajikistan's opposition, activist and journalist Dodojon Atovulloev.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov is being urged by Uzbek and Tajik businesspeople to resolve the problems blocking rail traffic along the Tajik-Uzbek border.
Abdukarim Ergashev says it was a twist of fate that led him to Guantanamo in the first place.
The whereabouts of a Tajik citizen detained by the Uzbek military last month remains unknown.