Huffington Post contributor, travel blogger and video maker Drew Binsky, praised Central Asia in one of his recent posts after returning from his 10-day journey to the region. "Before my trip, I didn’t know much about these three countries. In fact, I knew nothing at all… And to be completely honest, as an American, I (we) have a tendency to think that any country that ends in –Stan is dangerous — but that couldn’t be farther from the truth!"
In early July, a group of Tajik opposition members gathered to in Germany to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement which ended Tajikistan’s devastating civil war. The July 9 conference, which brought together members of several organizations including the Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT), Group-24, Vatandor and the Congress of Constructive Forces of Tajikistan, did not make many major international headlines. But Dushanbe is always watching.
Turkey has barred the entrance of thousands of people from the former Soviet Union, including Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, whom the authorities suspect of having ties to Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, according to rferl.org.
Fergana news agency: The upper house of the parliament of Tajikistan approved on 12 July the initiative of the members of the lower house on authorising law enforcement bodies to receive information about which Internet sites citizens visit.
As Europe’s tolerance for Muslim women wearing hijabs is slipping, so is Central Asia’s quiet protest against hijabs and beards intensifying, as the radicalization is becoming a pressing issue in the region.
AKIPRESS.COM - Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov said that his country is content with construction of Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan. But the national interests of Uzbekistan should be taken into consideration, according to him.
CIS ministers of internal affairs approve amendments to the agreement on combating illicit drug trafficking
The CIS Ministers of Internal Affairs signed an Amendments Protocol to the Agreement on Cooperation between the Member States of the CIS on Combating Illicit Traffic of Narcotics, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors, dated November 30, 2000, at a recent meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend: The trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan has increased greatly in the past two years.
By Demir Azizov – Trend: An Uzbek delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Ulugbek Rozukulov will on June 20 arrive in Dushanbe to participate in the Uzbek-Tajik talks, said the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry.
Uzbekistan with 7.6 percent of real GDP growth has topped the Central Asian region and is second in the global index, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report.