Former Tajik Industry Minister Arrested
A Tajik businessman and former industry minister who recently announced he would create a new opposition party has been detained at the Dushanbe airport upon return from a trip abroad.
Sun May 12, 2013
Tajik Opposition Figure Accused Of Theft, Polygamy
Authorities in Tajikistan have opened two criminal cases against a former industry minister who recently announced he would create an opposition political party.
Wed May 08, 2013
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Tajikistan to Ban Cousin Marriage
A proposal to ban marriage between first cousins in order to reduce the number of babies born with genetic disorders is proving unpopular in Tajikistan, where such matches are traditional.
Tue May 07, 2013
'Cooperation in energy sector to energise Pak-Tajikistan relations'
Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Tajikistan has huge hydel power potential therefore Pakistan and Tajikistan could cooperate in this area to further enhance their bilateral relations.
French Unit To Pull Troops From Tajikistan
French troops in Dushanbe who have been performing repair and maintenance on NATO aircraft on route to or from Afghanistan will leave Tajikistan by July 1. Tajik news agencies reported on May 7 that the French Defense Ministry had informed Tajik authorities of the imminent withdrawal.
Iran's dam diplomacy
Iran's best known exports are oil, pistachios, caviar, and carpets, but over the past decade the Islamic Republic has quietly become a major force in dam construction.
Sun May 05, 2013
French Military Begins Withdrawal From Tajikistan
The small French air detachment in Dushanbe is leaving Tajikistan, as France carries out its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Interview: Lack Of Data On Gay Men Impedes HIV Fight In Central Asia
It's been nearly two years since 26-year-old Tahmina Haidar found out she was infected with HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS.
Wed May 01, 2013
flydubai starts flying to Osh in Kyrgyzstan
Weekly flights are now offered on the route, which is the carrier's second to the country, as flydubai already operates thrice-weekly services to Bishkek.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Tajikistan: Is Moscow Getting Ready to Punish Dushanbe?
Russian politicians and state-controlled media outlets have been taking lots of potshots at Tajikistan lately.
VIDEO: Retro Russian cars parade in Tajikistan
More than 30 retro Russian cars and motorcycles have driven through the streets in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, as part of a parade to celebrate capital city day.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Some Jewish groups oppose Nablus as Boulder's sister city
Some Jewish organizations and residents are calling on Boulder to reject a request to make the West Bank town of Nablus the city's eighth sister city.
Interview With Al Jazeera
When we last met, it was 12 months ago in Dushanbe, in Tajikistan. You were talking to me then about the New Silk Road and those kinds of initiatives that would help Afghanistan reintegrate into the region.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Tajiks Angered By Zhirinovsky Remarks
Russia's Foreign Ministry has sent a note to Tajikistan saying State Duma deputy Vladimir Zhirinovsky's remarks about Tajikistan and its president were personal views expressed during a talk show on television.
Global Voices Online
'Addictive' Social Network is Back in Uzbekistan
After going offline for about a week, the top Russian-language social network service Odnoklassniki has become available again to tens of thousands of users in Uzbekistan.
Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan to set up agricultural consortium
Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan will establish an agricultural industrial consortium, according to a decision made at a roundtable focusing on the development of regional cooperation in the sectors of agriculture and the processing of agricultural goods, held in the Tajik capital Dushanbe, Tazabek news agency reported with reference to the ... (more)
Wed Apr 24, 2013
In Tajikistan, The World's Tallest Flagpole...Without A Flag
The world's largest flagpole in Dushanbe has been standing bare since its 350-kilogram flag was ripped to pieces by strong winds this month.
UN: NDN An Express Train For Afghan Drug Traffickers
U.S. officials have long expressed the hope that its web of military transport lines through Central Asia to Afghanistan, the Northern Distribution Network, would eventually spur non-military trade as well.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Tajikistan: Can Rahmon Keep Running?
The concept of term limits seems like a contradiction in terms when it comes to Tajikistan.