The FINANCIAL -- Digital Tajikistan can be an important source of innovation, growth, and employment – provided that the country invests more in people’s skills, improves the business environment, and strengthens the digital infrastructure.
TASS:Leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have signed the Astana Declaration, the Convention on Combating Extremism and a statement on fight against terrorism, and also confirmed membership of India and Pakistan in the group.
From the endless steppes of the Kazakhstan interior to the immense temples and minarets of the Samarkand and Bukhara to the jutting, thrusting, snow-covered peaks of the Tian Shan mountain range, this is a region with a refreshing lack of hype surrounding its attractions which visitors can expect to have mostly to themselves -- CNN writes in a story endorsing the Central Asia' Silk Road.
Kazakhstan ranks second in Eurasia in June 2017 Global Peace Index, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan improve positions
Kazakhstan topped the new Global Peace Index (GPI) in Central Asia, released by the Institute for Economics and Peace recently. Kazakhstan was ranked 72nd (up three positions) globally and second in the Eurasian region, behind Moldova (62nd).
Militants forced to flee the crisis-torn Afghanistan could represent a threat to the Central Asian members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the head of the CIS Anti-Terrorism Center said Wednesday as quoted by sputniknews.com
Russian Iskander-M, short-range ballistic missile, and Multiple Lauch Rocket System (MLRS) Uragan have been sent to Tajikistan, according to the official statement by Central Military District Troops Commander Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky in Yekaterinburg.
The process of building and rerouting energy distribution networks from northern Kazakhstan to the south has been under way for many years and was sparked originally by the Kazakh government's desire to stop having to deal with Uzbekistan for gas supplies.
Tajikistan's Foreign Minister Sirojidin Aslov recently commented about the ongoing construction of the Rogun dam in Tajikistan. He told reporters in Brussels recently that Dushanbe has always taken into account the interests of the neighboring downstream countries.
OSH, Kyrgyzstan (TCA) — Terrorist forces are now on the threshold of Tajikistan, threatening the country’s vital infrastructure and territorial control. In Afghanistan, where fighting now takes place on three fronts: the south, the central-east and the north, doubts persist whether a few thousand more US military could make a difference for the embattled Afghan government.
Saudi Arabia will allocate nearly $200 million USD for the construction of new parliamentary and governmental buildings in Tajikistan, Asia Plus reports.