Ariana: “Western intelligence services, primarily American and British, are fueling the formations opposing the Taliban (IEA), aiming them at shelling the borders of some of our countries,” Putin said speaking at the first ever summit in the Russia-Central Asia format. Putin further said that it is in the interests of the Central Asian countries to
By RFE/RL’s Tajik Service August 25, 2022 DUSHANBE — An ominous message was sent to Afghan refugees in Tajikistan this week, warning members of the some 10,000-strong community that they risk being forcibly sent back to face the persecution and violence they fled. “They [the Tajik authorities] told us that they would take us to
By Mumin Ahmadi Sirojiddin Tolibov Nigorai Fazliddin Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 12, 2022 A watchtower being built on the Afghan-Tajik border that is manned by members of the “Tajik Taliban” has caught the attention of Tajik officials. The Taliban and Tajik militants who have joined forces with the Taliban are building a new observation post
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