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At Least 10 Top Tajik Anticorruption Officials Said Arrested.

At least 10 top investigators and officials of Tajikistan's Anticorruption Agency have been arrested in recent days, law enforcement officials in Dushanbe have told RFE/RL.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tajikistan: Top Anti-Corruption Officials Detained.

Tajikistan has reportedly embarked on a major would-be battle against graft, detaining at least 17 officials with the government's top anti-corruption body, including the deputy head of the agency. The sweep was organized by the anti-corruption agency itself in conjunction with the State Committee for National Security. The ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan ink documents worth $50M.

- Today.Az - AZ

Conference on Dara Shikoh draws experts from 6 countries.

New Delhi, April 25 An upcoming conference on the spiritual legacy of Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh here will see the participation of eminent scholars, academics and historians from the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and India. The international conference on "Dara Shikoh: Reclaiming Spiritual Legacy ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Tajikistan: Doubts Raised About Outcome of US Bombing in Afghanistan.

In the wake of US forces dropping a giant bomb on a Islamic State group camp in Afghanistan, unnamed officials in Tajikistan intimated to the media that there were numerous Tajik militants among the dead. RFE/RL's Tajik service, Radio Ozodi, cited security sources as saying that among that the main figures to perish was ...

- EurasiaNet - US

U.S. General Holds Talks With Tajik President.

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon held talks with the visiting commander of the United States Central Command, General Joseph Votel, on April 25.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tajikistan: State Media Forced to Always Call President By Unwieldy Title.

State media in Tajikistan are under strict instructions to start always referring to President Emomali Rahmon by his full title: The Founder of Peace and National Unity — Leader of the Nation. A worker for a state media told RFE/RL's Tajik service, Radio Ozodi, that the new rule has been in force as of last week. ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajik Journalists Told To Use President's Full Title In Reports.

Journalists with state-run media outlets in Tajikistan say they have been instructed to use President Emomali Rahmon's full, lengthy title in reports about him.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Tajik Kids Told To Keep Tabs On Dads Abroad To Prevent Militancy.

As part of a broader effort to prevent the radicalization of Tajiks while working as laborers abroad, authorities have instructed children to keep in touch with their fathers and to report on their activities.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Elevated levels of mercury in women of child bearing age in Pacific Island countries.

A new study, supported by the Minamata Convention's Interim Secretariat hosted by UN Environment, reveals that women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries have elevated levels of mercury in their bodies. Mercury monitoring in women of childbearing age in the Asia and the Pacific Region, jointly ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Tajikistan's Islamic State Contingent Reportedly Suffers Grave Blows.

Media outlets have in recent days reported on the death of senior Islamic State group militants from Tajikistan — including US-trained former riot police commander Gulmurod Khalimov — in what appears to amount to a devastating blow to the radical organization's Central Asian contingent. The Times of London cited ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Is Tajikistan's Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?

Reports say that he was killed in an airstrike on Mosul over the weekend, but he's been declared dead before.

- The Diplomat - US

Tajikistan: New Mayor's Reign Begins With Transport Fiasco

When the president of Tajikistan earlier this year appointed his son to become mayor of the capital, Dushanbe, he urged him to be a listening and compassionate leader. Going by Rustam Emomali's first actions in office, the advice does not appear to have made an impact. Emomali has set his sights on overhauling the city's ...

- EurasiaNet - US

After Cancellations and Delays, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Reopen Air Link

On Tuesday, the first direct commercial flight between the neighboring countries in 25 years landed in Dushanbe.

- The Diplomat - US

Tajikistan: Man Arrested for Slightly Disrespecting President

A man in northern Tajikistan has reportedly been arrested and potentially faces several years in jail for being slightly disrespectful to a poster of President Emomali Rahmon. Akhbor news website reported last week that Hasan Abdurazokov, an unemployed father of three in the Sughd region, offended Rahmon ahead of the recent ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Tajikistan: Difficult Winter Now Visiting Trouble on Pamirs

In a repeat of events in 2015, the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan are experiencing a wave of landslides, although careful preventative appears so far to have averted any loss of human life. Since January, the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region, GBAO, has endured a string of catastrophes. In the last week alone, the situation ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid

Thanks to Tajik government inaction, Telia remains mired in Tajikistan.

- The Diplomat - US

Tajikistan's Abandoned Wives

Many men find new partners while working abroad, leaving families at home without support. Adolat's story is a familiar one amongst many Tajik women. She has been on her own ever since her labour migrant husband took a new wife while in Russia. The 40-year-old mother-of-three from the Bokhtar district of Khatlon region said ...

- IWPR - UK

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