Tajikistan

Tajikistan women train to become mountain guides

Group treks in Pamir Mountains in country with eco-tourism potential but dependent on migrant workers' remittances.

Tajikistan

Tajikistan: Indefinite autocracy takes hold

Referendum's outcome may alienate moderate Tajiks and escalate "radicalisation" with fears of violence on the rise.

Tajikistan: Indefinite autocracy takes hold

Politics

Tajiks vote on allowing president to rule for life

Constitutional changes, if passed as expected, will allow President Rahmon to rule the central Asian state for life.

Tajikistan

Tajik Islamist leaders face 30 years to life in prison

Sixteen leaders of banned Islamic Renaissance Party are accused of conspiring to bring down the country's government.

Tajikistan Islamist leaders face life in prison

Tajikistan

Tajikistan shaves 13,000 beards in 'radicalism' battle

Police says more than 160 shops selling headscarves are also closed as part of a fight against "foreign" influences.

Tajikistan shaves 13,000 beards in 'radicalism' battle

Tajikistan

Tajikistan poised to slide back towards war

Analysts say Central Asian nation is under internal and external pressure after decades-long rule of Emomali Rahmon.

Tajikistan poised to slide back towards war

Environment

Tajikistan earthquake rocks Central Asia

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Tajikistan, sending mild tremors across northern Pakistan and India.

Tajikistan earthquake rocks Central Asia

Civil war

Trouble in Tajikistan

Analysts say the banning of a moderate Islamist party could unravel the country's post-civil war order.

Trouble in Tajikistan

War & Conflict

Tajikistan forces stage deadly offensive against rebels

Thirteen rebels killed a day after group allegedly led by ex-deputy defence minister attacks police posts.

Tajikistan forces stage deadly offensive against rebels

Asia

Tajik policemen killed in attacks on state buildings

Attacks that killed eight officers blamed on group allegedly linked to the country's opposition Islamic Revival Party.

Tajik policemen killed in attacks on state buildings

Business & Economy

Tajik farmers prosper from Russia sanctions

As Moscow seeks alternative foodstuffs due to Western sanctions over Ukraine, Tajiks take opportunity to fill the gap.

Opinion

On books and their destiny

Are older books non-functional relics - merely sights to behold?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Politics

Afghans struggle to settle down in Tajikistan

About 4,000 Afghans migrated to Tajikistan for a safer life, but many of them are forced to live on fringes of society.

Human Rights

Tajik student freed, but charges linger

Alexander Sodiqov, a student arrested for treason in Tajikistan, has been released - but charges have not been dropped.

Tajik student freed, but charges linger

Politics

Migration of men leaves Tajik women unmarried

Poverty and lack of jobs forces nearly one million men to migrate to Russia each year, hindering matchmaking chances.