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22 Jul 15
Most settlers have gone back to their mountain village after landing in a desert region.
Defending Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan presents huge challenges, not least because of the steep terrain. This river marks the frontier. (Photo: Citt/Flickr)
13 Jul 15
Government think-tank says 8,000 militants are operating in parts of Afghanistan near to the Tajik frontier.
2 Jun 15
Government wants to ban baby names that are "too Arabic". In a Muslim country, that won't be easy.
22 May 15
Once a husband decides to make his temporary stay abroad more permanent, there is little that wives can do to secure maintenance.
8 May 15
President denounces "alien" forms of clothing and his police follow up by issuing warnings to women wearing hijab.
Islamic University in Dushanbe, where women can wear Muslim headscarves. (Photo: Humairo Bakhtiyor)
1 May 15
The idea that banning Islamic forms of dress will eliminate extremism is facile, experts say.
Oinikhol Bobonazarova. (Photo: Galim Faskhutdinov)
Interview
17 Apr 15
In the midst of crisis, authorities seem to be prioritising unnecessary, bad laws.
7 Apr 15
More and more women join exodus in search of work and leave their children behind.
Umarali Quvvvatov (right) pictured in 2013 with his lawyer Nikolai NIkolaev. (Photo courtesy of N. Nikolaev)
16 Mar 15
Warnings that opposition leaders are also at “grave risk” of attack.

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Moslawi traditional band playing music from the 19th century. (Photo: IWPR)
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