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Central Asia: Labor Migrants Caught in Russian Politicians' Crosshairs
Russian police force-march labor migrants, mostly from post-Soviet Central Asian republics, along Moscow city streets, seen in a still shot taken from a video shot in late May 2013.
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Tajikistan congratulates Rohani over election victory in Iran
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has congratulated Hassan Rohani over his victory in Iran's June 14 presidential election, Press TV reported.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Tajik Children Found In Underground Islamic Schools
Police in Tajikistan have found two underground madrasahs near Dushanbe The country's Interior Ministry announced on June 17 that the Islamic religious schools had been discovered in the capital after investigators interrogated the alleged kidnapper of a 5-year-old boy last week.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Tajikistan's split personality
Dushanbe, Tajikistan - "I like this atmosphere," said Muzafar, a twentysomething volunteer at the American Corner, an outreach programme of the US Embassy, as we walked along a boulevard in the Tajikistan capital city of Dushanbe.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
In Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Leader Conciliatory over Water
Water was the hot topic as the leaders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan met in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, on June 14. Kazakhstan's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, struck a conciliatory note over access to Central Asian water resources, a subject which Uzbek leader Islam Karimov last year warned could lead to war.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Imam's Home Sex Video Sparks Scandal In Tajikistan
Each mosque in Tajikistan has its own board of 20 people who has to discuss the situation and, if necessary, choose a new imam.
Tajikistan piles on China debt
Tajikistan piles on China debt By Anvar Sattori Tajikistan's President Emomalii Rahmon paid a state visit to China on May 19-20, where he had talks with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and with several heads of Chinese state corporations.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Tajikistan Getting Helicopters From India; Kyrgyzstan Air Defense From China
India will give two military transportation helicopters to Tajikistan when its defense minister visits Dushanbe in July, Indian press is reporting.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
India To Provide Choppers
New Delhi: India will soon provide medium-lift choppers to Tajikistan and dedicate a hospital there as part of efforts to build on the strategic ties between the two countries against the backdrop of US-led troops preparing to pull out from Afghanistan in 2014.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Future Tajik Political Force Detained
Former minister Zayd Saidov faces a range of charges a month after he launched a political party.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Tajik Government Takes Out Critics
A campaign targeting opponents and critics of Tajikistan's government could be seen as a short-time move to eliminate any chance of a challenge in the November presidential election.
Construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan railroad officially starts in Turkmenistan
DUSHANBE, June 5, 2013, Asia-Plus - A groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a rail link that will connect Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan took place in Lebap velayat , Turkmenistan on June 5. Turkmen national news agency TDH reports the ceremony was attended by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov of Turkmenistan, President Hamid ... (more)
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Boulder's Stunning Teahouse Is A Gift
The Dushanbe Teahouse, a longtime favorite with both locals and visitors, is a hand-sculpted, hand-painted marvel of a building, and was commissioned in 1987 by the mayor of Dushanbe as a show of friendship to the Tajik capital's U.S. sister city.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Nine Potential `Karabakhs' in Central Asia Heating Up
Eurasia Daily Monitor May 28 2013 Nine Potential `Karabakhs' in Central Asia Heating Up Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 10 Issue: 100 May 28, 2013 05:40 PM By: Paul Goble That the ethnic and political borders in Central Asia do not correspond is widely recognized; but the region's nine ethnic exclaves, territories within the borders of ... (more)
Fri May 31, 2013
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Tajikistan Seeks Role in Afghan Stabilisation
As NATO troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, Russia and the Central Asian states are trying to figure out how they can contain or at least mitigate the effects of ongoing conflict in their southern neighbour.
Wed May 29, 2013
Russia seeks Tajikistan to approve military base deal
The agreement allows Russian military presence in three Tajik cities, namely, Dushanbe, Kulyab and Kurgan Tyube, collectively known as the 201st Military Base.
Russia seeks Tajikistan to approve military base deal - Indiatalkies.com
Astana , May 30: Russia has urged Tajikistan to ratify the agreement signed by them in 2012 which allows the existence of a Russian military base in Tajikistan.
Tue May 28, 2013
Concert "Ancient traditions of falak"
Falak, as well as the classical music genre Shahsmakov, is actively supported by the state in the form of regular festivals, concerts, teaching in educational institutions.
Sentinel & Enterprise
Post-Soviet Tajikistan offers Persian pop, wrestling
Tajikistana s Lake Novak, not far from the capital city of Dushanbe, is a popular destination on weekends and holidays.
Sun May 26, 2013
Ivan Simonovic On His Visit to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
DUSHANBE : My mission to Central Asia covering Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan* and Uzbekistan*, follows the visits of the UN Secretary-General to Central Asia in 2010 and that of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in 2012.