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Tajikistan's strongman leader wins re-election

Dushanbe - Tajikistan's leader Emomali Rakhmon was re-elected with over 90 percent of the vote Monday following a presidential poll in which he faced only token opposition.

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

Dushanbe - Voting was underway in Central Asian Tajikistan Sunday in a presidential election expected to pave the way for incumbent Emomali Rakhmon to become the longest-ruling strongman in the former Soviet space.

Central Asian migrants squeezed by Russia's virus lockdown

Dushanbe - At an odd jobs market in the capital of Tajikistan, the crowds of desperate men hoping to land work are growing.

Opposition sidelined as Tajikistan votes in parliamentary polls

Dushanbe - Polls closed in Tajikistan Sunday in a parliamentary election that President Emomali Rakhmon's ruling party is expected to sweep, with only one genuinely critical party taking part and the former main opposition banned.

Fifteen IS jihadists killed in Tajikistan border attack

Dushanbe - Fifteen jihadists were killed in Tajikistan Wednesday during an attack on a border post that officials blamed on members of the Islamic State group who crossed over from Afghanistan.

'Good gifts': Putin presents Xi with birthday ice cream

Dushanbe - Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with a giant box of ice cream for his 66th birthday before a summit in Tajikistan on Saturday, the Kremlin said, in a sign of the pair's warm ties.

Thirty-two dead in Tajikistan prison riot

Dushanbe - At least 32 people were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan, including 19 members of the Islamic State jihadist group and three guards, authorities said Monday.

Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

Dushanbe - A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State militant group and three guards, authorities said Monday.

Tajikistan sentences killer of Western cyclists to life

Dushanbe - Tajikistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced an Islamic State jihadist to life in prison for organising an attack this summer that killed four Western tourists on a cycling trip.

Tajik prison riot leaves 26 dead: security sources

Dushanbe - Twenty-four prisoners and two guards were killed after dozens of inmates rioted at a maximum security prison in northern Tajikistan, security sources said on Thursday.

At least 20 dead in Tajik prison riot: security sources

Dushanbe - Around 20 prisoners and two guards were killed in clashes at a maximum security prison in Tajikistan's northern city of Khujand, two security sources told AFP on Thursday.

Prominent rights lawyer walks free in Tajikistan

Dushanbe - Tajikistan on Friday freed a prominent human rights lawyer as Western governments and rights groups stepped up pressure on the authoritarian Central Asian country.

Three climbers, two crew die in Tajikistan helicopter crash

Dushanbe - Three Russian climbers and two Tajik crew members have died in a helicopter "hard landing" in Tajikistan's remote mountainous region, emergency services said Monday.

Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

Dushanbe - En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month.

Tajikistan refutes IS claim of 'terror attack' that killed 4 tourists

Dushanbe - Authoritarian Tajikistan has called for the first time an incident that left four foreign cyclists dead in the Central Asian country a "terror attack" while appearing to refute the Islamic State group's claim of responsibility.

Tajikistan to create 'tourist police' after IS-claimed attack kills 4

Dushanbe - Tajikistan on Wednesday pledged to create a "tourist police" force to protect visitors after four tourists were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Cyclists killed in Tajikistan described 'dream' trip

Dushanbe - Cyclists from Europe and the US who were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Tajikistan had described their trip as a "dream come true.

Killers of tourists in Tajikistan 'pledge allegiance' in IS video

Dushanbe - The Islamic State group on Tuesday released a video showing what it said was a pledge of allegiance by the five men accused of murdering European and American tourists in Tajikistan.

Tajikistan attack killing 4 tourists was led by opposition member: police

Dushanbe - Police in Tajikistan Tuesday appeared to blame a banned opposition party for an attack previously claimed by the Islamic State group that left four tourists dead and was originally reported as a hit-and-run road accident.

IS claims deadly attack on tourists in Tajikistan

Dushanbe - The Islamic State jihadist group on Monday claimed an attack that killed four foreign cyclists in Tajikistan in what was originally reported as a hit-and-run road accident.
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