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UN Extends Sanctions Against Former Tajik Commander Who Joined Islamic State.

The UN Security Council has extended sanctions against Colonel Gulmurod Halimov, a former commander of the Tajik Interior Ministry's Special Forces, known as OMON, who joined the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in Syria in May 2015 and who has ...

Tajikistan's Emomali Rahmon Poised To Extend Authoritarian Rule In Ceremonial Election.

Tajikistan’s authoritarian President Emomali Rahmon is expected to extend his nearly three-decade-long rule over the impoverished Central Asian nation when preliminary election results are announced.


Apparent Ballot Stuffing Filmed During Tajik Polls

Instances of what appears to be ballot stuffing were filmed during the presidential election in Tajikistan on October 11. Two men throwing multiple ballot papers in the ballot box are shown at the beginning of this RFE/RL video from the Tajik capi...


Tajik President Votes To Extend Rule

Autocratic Tajik leader Emomali Rahmon has cast his ballot in the country's presidential election. Rahmon voted in the capital, Dushanbe, on October 11. He has ruled the Central Asian country since 1992.

Two Tajik Voters Tell RFE/RL They Cast Multiple Ballots.

Irregularities have been reported from the October 11 presidential election in Tajikistan. Talking to an RFE/RL correspondent in the northern city of Khujand, two voters openly said that they had cast more than one ballot. Both women claimed to ha...

Tajikistan's Autocratic Leader Rahmon Seen Extending Rule As Voters Head To Polls.

Voters in Tajikistan head to the polls in a presidential election on October 11 that is expected to extend authoritarian President Emomali Rahmon’s rule over the impoverished Central Asian nation for another seven years.

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World Bank Warns Of Deep Recession For European, Central Asian Developing Economies.

The World Bank says the emerging and developing economies in Europe and Central Asia are on course for their worst recession since the global financial crisis of 2008.

Poland Deports Five Tajiks Suspected Of Terrorism

The Polish authorities have deported five Tajik nationals suspected of having links to the Islamic State group and recruiting Poles and Ukrainian citizens for terrorist acts in Poland.

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Tajik Villagers Say They Were Ordered To Donate Money For President’s Red-Carpet Welcome.

Villagers in southern Tajikistan say they were ordered to donate money to their local authorities to buy carpets, flowers, and street billboards ahead of President Emomali Rahmon’s visit to their region on September 23.

More Than 20 Injured In Clash After Tajik Soccer Match.

At least 21 people have been injured in a clash that erupted after a domestic-league soccer match in the eastern Tajik city of Khorog. 

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