Earthquake rattles Pakistan's capital, other cities

2016-04-10 13:28

A powerful earthquake has rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country

Tajikistan shaves 13 000 men's beards to end radicalism

2016-01-20 20:29

Police in Tajikistan have shaved nearly 13 000 men's beards and closed more than 160 shops selling traditional Muslim clothing as part of the country's fight against what it calls "foreign" influences.

17 killed in clashes in Tajikistan - official

2015-09-04 18:57

Eight police officers and nine alleged militants have been killed in two shoot-outs in Tajikistan that the government blamed on a deputy defence minister and the country's moderate Islamic opposition.

10 killed in Tajikistan mudslide

2015-04-03 19:10

Ten people have been killed by a mudslide in Tajikistan while working on an irrigation project in the mountains outside the capital Dushanbe.

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.

200 stolen cars 'owned by Tajikistan elite'

2013-12-20 09:06

About 200 cars stolen in Germany have been tracked down in Tajikistan, where most are now driven by family and friends of President Emomali Rakhmon.


Tajikistan to install metal detectors, cameras in mosques

2016-03-29 17:19

Ex-Soviet Tajikistan says it plans to install metal detectors and surveillance cameras in more than 70 mosques in the capital Dushanbe over government fears of extremist attacks.

Powerful earthquake shakes Tajikistan

2015-12-07 12:10

A powerful earthquake has shaken Tajikistan, sending shockwaves to other Central Asian nations, but no casualties or damages have been reported immediately.

Hot summer fuels dangerous glacier melting

2015-09-02 16:52

The glaciers in Tajikistan's Pamir range and the nearby Tien-Shan range in Kyrgyzstan are receding rapidly.

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.

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.

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