Asia

Fears of renewed violence in Tajikistan after protests in Khorog

The army was sent in after protests broke out in September about neglect and intimidation by the predominantly Sunni Muslim government.

Asia

Tajikistan's only ski resort: Safed Dara

In a country with an abundance of snow, a lone ski resort 70km north of Dushanbe trains local young people with hopes of becoming downhill champions.

AJ IMPACT

Tajikistan poverty takes violent toll on domestic life

Unemployment, alcoholism and violence against women are common problems for men.

Asia

Inside Tajikistan: A history of music and storytelling

We meet Tajik musicians holding on to their musical roots as they try to keep their centuries-old tradition alive.

Asia

Inside Tajikistan: The front line of the war on drugs

While Tajikistan says it has been able to control the situation, the UN drug agency accuses it of not doing enough.

AJ IMPACT

Launched 42 years after start, can Rogun Dam fulfil Tajik dreams?

Launched 42 years after start, can Rogun Dam fulfil Tajik dreams?

Asia

At least 27 killed in Tajikistan prison riot: report

Riot reportedly broke out in the city of Khujand late on Wednesday, confirmed by the city government.

At least 27 killed in Tajikistan prison riot: report

Poland

How 'banned' Tajik opposition found a home in Poland

Tajiks 'banned' at home form opposition alliance in Poland, where Islamophobia and anti-refugee sentiment is rising.

Tajik dissidents attempt to challenge ruling class from Poland

Afghanistan

Russia, Tajikistan deny air raids in Afghanistan

Afghan officials said clashes broke out between drug smugglers and Tajik border guards before the air attack.

Russia, Tajikistan deny air raids in Afghanistan

ISIS/ISIL

Do Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain?

Analysts say opposition is purged in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan whenever there is a perceived threat.

Do Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain?

Tajikistan

Tajikistan blames banned opposition for deadly attack

Leaders of the banned IRPT party deny any involvement, saying officials are using incident for political purposes.

Tajikistan blames banned opposition for deadly attack

Risking it all

A dangerous dash through Kyrgyzstan's harsh winter

A perilous journey through blizzards and icy roads at death-defying altitudes to deliver mandarins.

Tajikistan

'Everything Tajikistan says about me is a lie, slander'

Member of banned Islamic Renaissance Party faces extradition after Interpol 'arrest warrant' at request of Tajikistan.

Tajikistan uses Interpol red notice on Mirzorahim Kuzov

Opinion

Why is Tajikistan imposing a dress code on its people?

Defining "appropriate" dress for its citizens is yet another form of repression of Tajikistan's authoritarian regime.

Massoumeh Torfeh

by Massoumeh Torfeh

Massoumeh Torfeh

Opinion

Tajikistan: The success story that failed

Once celebrated for its successful post-conflict reconciliation, Tajikistan has reverted back to the dictatorial path.

Massoumeh Torfeh

by Massoumeh Torfeh

Massoumeh Torfeh