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3 hrs ago | EurasiaNet

Sodiqov Charges Spur Worries about Academic Freedom

As news trickled out of Taijkistan on July 22 that the government was releasing, albeit with some restrictions, international scholar Alexander Sodiqov after five weeks in jail, a group of scholars and activists gathered at New York University to discuss the long-term effects of his detention.

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7 hrs ago | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Jihad Jitters in Tajikistan

Sightings of Tajiks among Islamist rebel fighters in Syria have created a new security headache for the government in Dushanbe.

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10 hrs ago | EurasiaNet

Tajikistan: Labor Migration Creates Orphan Conundrum

Tajik laborers gather in Khujand, northern Tajikistan, for a bus that will take them to Moscow.

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11 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

Detained Tajik Researcher Released, Asked To Stay In Dushanbe

Detained Tajik researcher Aleksandr Sodikov has been released from jail on July 22 after spending 36 days in pretrial detention in Dushanbe.

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15 hrs ago | AkiPress

16:21 Alexander Sodiqov released from jail in Tajikistan on July 22

The researcher said that he was treated in custody well. "Conditions in the pretrial detention facility were very good: there was good food there, wardens treated me well."

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20 hrs ago | AkiPress

11:34 Dushanbe to host conference on microfinance issues in September

Conference on microfinance in Tajikistan to discuss financial availability in balance with protection of consumers' rights will be held in Dushanbe on September 25, Chairman of the Association of Microfinance Organizations Farkhod Akbarov said on Tuesday.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

AkiPress

15:00 Tajik President receives Federal Minister for Water and Power of Pakistan

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon yesterday met here with the Federal Minister of Water and Power of Pakistan, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, the President's website reports.

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Iranian president expected to visit Tajikistan and Kazakhstan

Rouhani is expected visit Tajikistan to hold talks with senior Tajik officials and take part in the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization which will take place in the Tajik capital city of Dushanbe on September 12-13, the country's Mehr news agency reported on July 22. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a Eurasian ... (more)

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AkiPress

14:49 EBRD supports regulatory framework for mobile financial services in Tajikistan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is supporting the central bank of Tajikistan in creating a regulatory framework for mobile financial services in Tajikistan, which was launched as a pilot project today in Dushanbe.

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AkiPress

15:06 Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister to visit Tajikistan in late July

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will arrive in Tajikistan in late July to attend a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member nations that will take place in Dushanbe from July 30-31.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Weekday Magazine

Tajik Air Chief Fired After Complaining About State Bias

The chief of the Tajik Air State Aviation Company has been fired just hours after he complained to journalists about government bias.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

AkiPress

09:08 Tajikistan's craftsmen depart for Kyrgyzstan for event cycle within EU-funded project

Eight craftsmen of Tajikistan have left for Bishkek to take part in a series of initiatives organized in the framework of the project "Handicraft and Business through Regional Integration and Fair Trade Market", funded by the European Union and co-funded and implemented by the Italian NGO Cesvi.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Daily Times

SCO: co-operation, co-development and co-prosperity : July 20, 2014,

The Republic of Tajikistan is one of the founders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation .

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Trend

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan to agree on route of regional railway

The final decision on the route of the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan regional railway will be made after signing a trilateral agreement in late July in Dushanbe, Tajik media reported on July 18 citing Tajikistan's Minister of Transport Khairullo Asoev.

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Transitions Online

Tajikistan's New Roots Music

What do you get when you combine the doira , tablak , and gijak traditional instruments in Tajikistan with the improvisation of jazz? That's the question the band Avesto has been asking, and answering, for years, synthesizing contemporary jazz with traditional Tajik music to tell stories about their country.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Weekday Magazine

Detained Tajik Researcher Sees Mother, Lawyers

A lawyer for detained Tajik researcher Aleksandr Sodikov says his client has been allowed to see his mother for the first time since his arrest last month.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

UAport

Telegram of condolences to the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon sent a telegram of condolences to the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, which reads, in particular: "Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, I was deeply saddened to hear about the tragedy in the Moscow subway, which entailed numerous human casualties and injured people.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Global Voices Online

This Russian Journalist Fears "Spy Scares" may Migrate North from Tajikistan

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Transitions Online

Tajikistan's New Roots Music

What do you get when you combine the doira , tablak , and gijak traditional instruments in Tajikistan with the improvisation of jazz? That's the question the band Avesto has been asking, and answering, for years, synthesizing contemporary jazz with traditional Tajik music to tell stories about their country.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

AkiPress

10:03 Supreme Court of Tajikistan convicts 17 people on charges of extremism

Abdulloyev added that the country's courts brought 346 Tajik citizens to administrative liability for violation of the law on traditions, celebrations and ceremonies for the six months of the year.

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