Tajikistan

5 February 2019
Turkmenistan Airlines Barred From EU Over Safety Concerns

The carrier is the second state-owned Central Asian airline facing a big financial hit this year.

 
25 January 2019
Cloudy Skies Obscure Tajik Airline Maneuvers Premium

The struggling national carrier could be taken over by a private airline rumored to be controlled by the president’s family.

 
2 January 2019
Saudis, Chinese Eyeing Tajikistan’s Biggest Bank: Reports Premium
A rejuvenating injection of foreign cash may be on the cards for the troubled Tojiksodirotbank.
 
27 November 2018
ISIS Involved in Mass Prison Riot, Dushanbe Admits Premium

Official stance marks turnaround for regime, which typically blames ‘terrorism’ on local Islamist group.

 
20 November 2018
Tajik Mega-Dam Starts Producing Power Premium

Rogun dam project was for long a sore point with neighbor Uzbekistan, but international investors felt the potential gains outweighed the risk.

 
8 November 2018
Rare Protest Flares in Gorno-Badakhshan Premium

Bordering Afghanistan and China, the Tajik region jealously guards its relative independence from the central government.

 
5 September 2018
Transforming Tajikistan

A new book focuses on Tajik society’s turn to Islam as a means of coping with disorder. From openDemocracy.

By Edward Lemon
 
23 August 2018
Tajik Leader Returns Uzbek President’s Historic Visit Premium

With Uzbek leader Mirziyoyev winning kudos for opening up to the world, could his neighbor be tempted to follow a similar path?

 
10 August 2018
Tajikistan Insists Islamic State Did Not Kill Western Tourists Premium

Officials are sticking to their original story, blaming the attack on a domestic Islamist party.

 
31 July 2018
Dushanbe Blames Deadly Tourist Attack on Home-Grown Terrorists Premium

ISIS has also claimed responsibility for Sunday’s killings of Western cyclists.

 

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