Tajikistan's parliament has set November 6 as the date for the country's next presidential elections.
A Tajik court has handed down short-term jail sentences to family members and supporters of a detained opposition figure a day after they organized a rally calling for his freedom.
London-based rights group Amnesty International is expressing concern over the fate of a Tajik citizen reportedly detained in Uzbekistan.
Georgian authorities have released opposition Tajik journalist Dodojon Atovulloev. Atovulloev was detained on August 20 upon arrving at Tbilisi's airport.
Some 900 representatives from more than 100 countries and international organizations have gathered in Tajikistan's capital for a two-day international conference on water cooperation.
Tajikistan has temporarily closed the border it shares with Afghanistan's province of Badakhshan amid reports of a cholera outbreak there.
A prominent Tajik opposition journalist has been detained in Georgia. Dodojon Atovulloev told RFE/RL by phone that he was stopped at passport control on August 20 and is being held in Tbilisi's airport after arriving from the Czech Republic.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has offered conciliatory words regarding his country's controversial hydropower construction program.
For generations, left-handed children in the Soviet Union and elsewhere were frowned upon. Today, as the world marks International Left Handers Day, psychologists say "lefties" should be celebrated, not shunned.
Against a backdrop of Russian sweeps to detain labor migrants, Uzbek, Tajik, and Kyrgyz workers talk of being detained despite having legal status as well as beatings, starvation, and extortion.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon said his country's parliament will ratify an agreement that extends Russia's military presence in Tajikistan until 2042.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has helped launch a new oil refinery as his country continues to try to alleviate its chronic energy shortages.