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

Tajikistan

Global warming imperils Tajikistan's landscape

Country ranks 129th in world greenhouse gas emissions but reportedly is one of the worst affected by climate change.

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

Asia

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