What exists in Tajikistan is not secularism where religion and non-religion are treated on an equal basis, but a secularism where certain forms of religion and non-religion are prioritized while others are suppressed.
A senior Russian military official says Moscow wants to strengthen the Tajik army as "an outpost of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Central Asia."
Libyan officials say three Tajik citizens were among seven victims killed during a terrorist attack on a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in Tripoli.
A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68.
Protesters in Afghanistan march against depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Pakistan announces a new strategy to eradicate polio, and a Tajik Islamic school cracks down on poorly performing students.
The United States says it is giving 328 advanced military vehicles to Uzbekistan to be used for counterterrorism and counternarcotics operations.
A new criminal case against a jailed Tajik opposition businessman has been sent to a court in Dushanbe.
The Crisis Group (ICG) says the five Central Asian countries need to develop a credible, coordinated action plan to counter the threats posed by Islamic State militants and "growing radicalism" in the region.
A Tajik border guard was wounded in an exchange of fire with an armed group trying to cross from Afghanistan on January 18
If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.
Kyrgyzstan's State Border Guard Service has reported one of its guards was killed and two wounded in an attack on a border post near the frontier with Tajikistan