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Officials are sticking to their original story, blaming the attack on a domestic Islamist party.
ISIS has also claimed responsibility for Sunday’s killings of Western cyclists.
Critically ill boy, needing treatment abroad, is the grandson of leader of banned party.
Khairullo Mirsaidov’s case has garnered little attention from the international community. From Eurasianet.
Mirsaidov was swiftly arrested after complaining to the president about corruption. From Eurasianet.
Leader of U.S. forces in Afghanistan also says Russia exaggerates numbers of IS fighters there to legitimize its ties with the Taliban.
Washington may be giving up on Kyrgyzstan, China ups its game in Tajikistan, and both keep a watchful eye on Moscow.
Turkey is increasingly hostile to religious exiles and other opponents of harsh Dushanbe regime, Tajik activists claim.
Central Asia’s once isolated states are increasingly seeking foreign money to kick start their economies.
Their ties have been strained for much of the quarter-century since independence, but Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are moving swiftly to patch things up.