Tajikistan bus plunges into ravine

2015-01-08 06:32

Eleven have died, including one child, when a packed bus plunged into a mountain gorge in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan.

Prison chief killed by hairdressing inmate

2014-02-17 17:35

A prison director in Tajikistan has been stabbed to death while getting a haircut from an inmate who had been jailed for murder, authorities in the Central Asian country say.

BBC reporter goes on trial in Tajikistan

2011-08-16 11:01

The trial of a BBC journalist charged with belonging to a banned radical Islamic group has opened in Tajikistan, despite an international outcry over the case.

23 soldiers killed in Tajikistan

2010-09-20 15:31

At least 23 soldiers have been killed in Tajikistan after a convoy was ambushed by heavily armed Islamic militants.

Quake leaves 10 000 homeless

2010-01-03 14:28

An earthquake in the Pamir mountains of Tajikistan has destroyed hundreds of homes, leaving some 10 000 people without shelter in the dead of winter, say officials.


Tajikistan to pardon 10 000 prisoners

2014-10-20 15:39

Tajikistan will pardon 10 000 prisoners as the ex-Soviet state marks two decades of its constitution, the presidency says.

Tajikistan orders Twitter ban

2012-12-22 16:24

Tajikistan has ordered local internet providers to block Twitter and 130 other sites, including popular Russian-language social networks.

Tajik Muslims to ban SMS divorces

2011-04-11 18:16

Tajik religious authorities say divorce by text message will soon be banned, as they seek to stamp out the practice in the mainly Muslim Central Asian nation.

20 Taliban fighters killed

2010-09-11 18:34

Tajikistan's security authorities say they have killed 20 Taliban fighters in a clash along the border with Afghanistan.

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