Reuters: U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Michael Kurilla visited Tajikistan over the weekend. “The United States is working with the Tajik government to determine the best way to effectively use and maintain the aircraft,” Kurilla said. He said the aircraft would definitely not be returned to Afghanistan “because they do not belong to the Taliban”.
Ariana: Tajikistan is scheduled to host a regional security summit on Afghanistan on Thursday and Friday this week. The meeting will be held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, and will be attended by representatives from countries in the region. The meeting will be held on Thursday and Friday in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 24, 2022 By Michael Scollon Drone warfare benefits from stealth, unpredictability, and the ability to send a targeted message without open military involvement. Similar, it appears, to Iran’s intentions when it comes to its plans to manufacture drones in Tajikistan. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, the head of Iran’s armed forces, launched
Euraisanet: The year was 2001, the month was September and Tajik reporter Khurshed Nazarov was a man on a mission. His bosses at Russia’s state-funded RTR broadcaster had dispatched him to northern Afghanistan to get the interview that every journalist traveling there wanted: Ahmad Shah Massoud. The legendary anti-Soviet turned anti-Taliban commander was a figure
By Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 19, 2022 Delshad has been stranded for over a week at Shir Khan Bandar, a river port along Afghanistan’s northeastern border with Tajikistan. He is among dozens of Tajik truck drivers who transported coal to Afghanistan earlier this month. But the Taliban prevented the drivers from crossing back
Tolo News: The Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) said that Afghanistan owes more than $100 million for electricity imported from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Kabul residents say Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat should invest more in domestic electricity. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News May 16, 2022 Navbahor Imamova WASHINGTON — In the two most recent U.S. presidential administrations, Central Asia has been caught up in Washington’s “strategic competition” with Beijing, experts say. And, they add, that under the presumption that Central Asians share Washington’s concerns, the United States, highlighting human rights violations in China’s western region of
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS May 13, 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon in a telephone conversation discussed the perceived boost in terrorist activity within Afghanistan’s borders and agreed to coordinate with neighboring states on a response to the threat. Several international leaders and diplomats have alleged the presence of violent extremist groups
Ariana: US Ambassador to Tajikistan John Mark Pommersheim said in Dushanbe this week that Washington does not plan to hand back the Afghan air force planes and helicopters flown to Tajikistan by Afghan pilots fleeing the country in August last year. The ruling Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) authorities have repeatedly called for the aircraft
By Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 11, 2022 The ultraradical Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) group is trying to undermine the Taliban’s hard-line rule by launching attacks on neighboring countries from Afghanistan, analysts say. In the latest attack, IS-K claimed that it had fire rockets on unspecified targets inside Tajikistan from the northern Afghan province of