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Tajikistan: Paeans to President Piped Into Transport.

The president of Tajikistan's son has only been mayor of the capital city for a few weeks and already life is improving. In the old days, people traveling on public transport had little by way of mental stimulation beyond possibly staring blankly out of the window or reading a newspaper. But now Mayor Rustam Emomali has ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbekistan Nixes Long-Awaited Tajikistan Flight.

The first regular scheduled flight between Uzbekistan and Dushanbe in 25 years was unexpectedly nixed on February 20 in an embarrassing anticlimax after weeks of anticipation. Privately owned Tajik carrier Somoni Air said in a statement of apology to its customers that the flight was cancelled on the instructions of the ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan and Turkey plan to increase trade turnover up to $1 billion.

Tajikistan and Turkey may increase the volume of trade turnover up to $1 billion in the coming years as there is a huge potential in cooperation between the two countries.

- AzerNews - AZ

Afghanistan, Tajikistan agree to form consular cooperation commission.

By on 18 February 2017 KABUL : Afghanistan...

- Pajhwok - AF

Tajikistan: Currency Embarks on a New Slide.

A sudden shortage of dollars in circulation in Tajikistan has led to another dip in the value of national currency, the somoni. At the start of the year, official figures showed the greenback trading at around 7.9 somoni. This week, currency exchange points were trading at just over 8 somoni to the dollar, but the US ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan sees fall in trade turnover.

- Today.Az - AZ

Centil ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific 2017.

Centil Law Firm is recognised once again by Chambers & Partners in their 2017 Asia Pacific edition. Overall is ranked as Band 1 in Uzbekistan, Band 3 in Kazakhstan, Band 2 in Kyrgyzstan and Band 2 in Tajikistan. The firm is also listed as a Foreign Desk in Turkmenistan in Chambers Global. The post Centil ranked in Chambers ...

- The Lawyer - US

Tajikistan: Russia's Rusal Offloads Tajik Assets and Flees.

It is virtually axiomatic in Tajikistan that any major investor should, metaphorically speaking, expect to get their fingers burnt and then be forced to pay for a taxi to the hospital afterward. Consider the long-running saga with Russian metals giant Rusal, which has after years of trials and tribulations finally left ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan: Purge of Ex-Mayor's Allies Picks Up Steam.

In the wake of the mayor of Tajikistan's capital getting sidelined, his allies are now systematically being cleared out of jobs in and near the government. On February 13, the executive committee of President Emomali Rahmon's People's Democratic Party assembled and decided to remove six leading party apparatchiks. The ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Central Asians See NATO More as Threat than Protection.

Central Asians are more likely to see NATO as a threat rather than as a source of protection, according to a new survey. The survey, by the American firm Gallup, polled residents of all the ex-Soviet republics except for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. All of the Central Asian states saw NATO as more of a threat than as ...

- EurasiaNet - US

More, Better Jobs: Tajikistan's Employment Problems.

New World Bank report highlights that Dushanbe is underutilizing a growing workforce.

- The Diplomat - US

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan Flights Open New Chapter in Ties

A plane carrying paying customers, officials and reporters completed the first commercial flight between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan for the first time in 25 years, signaling a hopeful new chapter in the two countries' often-strained relations. The plane departed the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, at 10 a.m. on February 10 and ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan: Prosecutors Probe Bailed-Out Banks

Weeks after the government in Tajikistan announced an ambitious bond issue to help finance a bailout for several struggling banks, prosecutors have decided to start investigating the lenders. The four banks being audited by the General Prosecutor's Office are Tojiksodirotbank, Agroinvestbank, Tojprombank and state-owned ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan: Toyota Blamed for Official's Son Killing Two People

An official investigation into how the 23-year old son of Tajikistan's deputy prime minister plowed his Toyota Camry at speed into a public works vehicle, killing two people, has placed the blame on a technical fault in the car. Ozodagon news website last week reported that representatives of the General Prosecutor's Office ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajik Media Faces Exodus

A combination of state pressure and lack of jobs is weakening the country's journalism sector. Journalist Sayora Gafurova decided to quit working for independent Tajik news agency Ozodagon after an entire year of police harassment. Gafurova, also a former IWPR contributor, was a longtime freelancer for the outlet, which is ...

- IWPR - UK

Tajik Media Faces Exodus

A combination of state pressure and lack of jobs is weakening the country's journalism sector. Journalist Sayora Gafurova decide to quit working for independent Tajik news agency Ozodagon after an entire year of police harassment. Gafurova, also a former IWPR contributor, was a longtime freelancer for the outlet, which is ...

- IWPR - UK

From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story

An Uzbek family's journey to America; ice fishermen in Kazakhstan; and politics in Tajikistan. Weekend reads.

- The Diplomat - US

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