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It's do or die for Bengaluru.

Bengaluru FC will take on FC Istiklol in the second leg of the AFC Cup inter-zonal final, aware that they need a win by a no less than a two-goal margin to make it to a second successive AFC Cup final on Wednesday. The tie is poised on a knife-edge after Bengaluru went down 0-1 in the first leg a few weeks ago. If they are ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Tajikistan Create Registry Of 'Proven' LGBT People, Official Journal Says.

Prosecutors in Tajikistan say authorities have drawn up a registry of more than 300 LGBT people in the Central Asian nation, a move purportedly aimed at protecting sexual minorities and halting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tajikistan's Gold Rush.

Government officials in Tajikistan say gold production continued to rise in the first part of 2017. In the last five years, the Central Asian nation has doubled its gold output thanks partly to more foreign investment, especially from China. Faced with few economic opportunities, many Tajiks are turning to mining in hopes ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Why Investors Can’t Get Enough of Tajikistan’s Debt.

Risky bonds issued by poorer countries are all the rage among investors. Some bankers worry the frenzy will end badly.

- New York Times - US

EU, Tajikistan Hold Human Rights Dialogue, Say Almost Nothing.

The dialogue was "open and honest" and meaningless.

- The Diplomat - US

Tajikistan urges developed Arab states to support Muslim countries.

- Today.Az - AZ

Kyrgyz Expats Vote In Presidential Election.

Kyrgyz nationals had the chance to cast ballots in Kyrgyzstan's October 15 presidential election at the country's foreign diplomatic missions. Kyrgyz students at the Border Guard Academy and the Land Forces Institute in Kazakhstan arrived to vote at the Kyrgyz Consulate-General in Almaty. In Tajikistan, voting took place at ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU Accused Of 'Weak' Statement After Human Rights Visit To Tajikistan.

A European Union delegation has found persisting "shortcomings" in the human rights situation in Tajikistan, although it has noted "good progress" in some areas, the EU said in an October 13 statement.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan may enter new markets under single brand.

- Today.Az - AZ

Rescued Canadian-American family leaves Pakistan: officials.

Foreign hostages kidnapped five years ago by a terrorist group in Afghanistan and recovered by the Pakistan Army in Kohat left the country by plane from Islamabad on Friday, two security officials said. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, did not specify where the family was headed. American Caitlan Coleman, ...


Armenia: With EU Deal, Romancing Both Brussels and Moscow.

Moscow appears angling to reinforce Armenia's shaken commitment to the Russia-centric economic space, the Eurasian Economic Union, ahead of a key deal between Armenia and the European Union. On October 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin gathered together in Dushanbe with leaders from nine post-Soviet countries, including ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Greece: Tajik Activist Faces Extradition

– Greece should not extradite, deport, or otherwise facilitate the return of a Tajik opposition activist to Tajikistan, where he faces possible torture or ill-treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a senior leader of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan , was detained on October 9, 2017, by ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Qatar- Emir condoles with Tajik President

Qatar- Emir condoles with Tajik President...


Baku, Dushanbe to open direct flights

- Today.Az - AZ

Greek Authorities Detain Leading Member Of Tajikistan's Banned Islamic Renaissance Party

Greek authorities have detained a leading member of Tajikistan's outlawed Islamic Renaissance Party , a spokesman for the party told RFE/RL on October 11.

- Radio Free Europe - US

As Russian Military Exercises in Armenia, Is Syria on its Mind?

The Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Russia-led military bloc, is carrying out a series of exercises around Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. The nature of the exercises have raised speculation that Moscow is angling to get some of its allies to deploy alongside Russian troops for a peacekeeping mission in ...

- EurasiaNet - US

How EU Should Tackle Tajikistan Crackdown

Expand Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan members at an IRPT party congress in Khujand, Tajikistan in April 2013.  © 2013 HRW Last time the European Union and Tajikistan held high-level talks on human rights in summer 2016, Tajik authorities were in the midst of the worst crackdown in the country's recent history. ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Tajikistan: President's Brother Dies, 67

Authorities in Tajikistan have announced that the elder brother of the president has died of heart failure, aged 67. According to official sources, Nuriddin Rahmon had lately been engaged in simple farming work and occupied no government posts, but he is known to have been a trusted advisor to his brother. The closeness of ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbekistan Eases Visa Rules for Visiting Tajiks

Uzbekistan has lifted visa requirements for Tajik citizens visiting the country for the day — a gesture of goodwill that will ease travel out of Tajikistan by offering a fresh transit option. Tajikistan exists in something of a travel blackspot connected by airlines to only a few major cities. And tickets are expensive to ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan: Saudis Give Loans to Build Schools, But Why?

Saudi Arabia has pledged to fund to build 66 schools in Tajikistan in a formidable gesture of soft power projection. Asia-Plus news website reported on October 2 that the lower house of parliament has ratified a loan agreement with Saudi Arabia to provide $35 million toward the building of the general education schools. ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan: Authorities Abusing Imprisoned Human Rights Lawyer

Press ReleasesTajikistan: Authorities Abusing Imprisoned Human Rights LawyerSeptember 29, 2017Prison officials in Tajikistan have repeatedly beaten Tajikistan's most prominent human rights lawyer Buzurmehr Yorov, according to family member reports. 

- Freedom House - US