Monthly Archives: January 2022

Twelve new officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Tajikistan yesterday

Twelve new officially confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Tajikistan on January 26, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP) says.Twenty-four eight coronavirus patients were reportedly cured in the country yesterday.A number of officially confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Tajikistan since January 21 has reached 146.  A… Read More »

Tajikistan, Turkey discuss bilateral cooperation in the field of industry

On January 26, Tajikistan Ambassador to Turkey Ashrafjon Gulov met in Ankara with the Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology of Turkey Chetin Ali Donmez, according to the Tajik MFA information department.During the meeting that took place at the Ministry of Industry and Technology, the parties reportedly exchanged views on the current state and prospects… Read More »

Tajik peacekeepers withdraw from Kazakhstan

Peacekeeping troops with the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) began withdrawing from Kazakhstan on January 13 just as the government lifted its state of emergency in several regions.  A ceremony to mark the pullout was held in the business capital, Almaty, which saw the worst of early January’s unrest. Tajik state-run news agency Khovar says Tajik… Read More »

Dozens of people die after two trains collide in southern Pakistan

Two express trains collided in southern Pakistan early Monday, killing at least 38 passengers, authorities said, as rescuers and villagers worked to pull injured people and more bodies from the wreckage.As daylight broke, between 15 to 20 passengers were still trapped in the wreckage of the Millat Express train and authorities were trying to arrange… Read More »

Dushanbe-Chanak highway still closed for traffic due to avalanches

Fourteen avalanches hit the Dushanbe-Chanak highway yesterday blocking the road in some places, the Branch of Innovative Road Solutions (IRS) LTD in Tajikistan, which operates the toll on this highway, reports.The highway is temporarily closed for traffic as the work on clearing it of snow is still going on. According to the IRS Branch, the biggest… Read More »

Ukraine-Russia crisis: US refuses to draw down troops

The US said it has no plans to cut troop numbers in Eastern Europe to defuse tensions with Russia. Top diplomat Antony Blinken said Russia is pushing a “false narrative” to justify troop deployments on Ukraine’s border. The United States has dismissed reports that it is preparing to offer to cut troop numbers in Eastern Europe… Read More »

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund storm back to beat Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt blew a 2-0 lead, with Borussia Dortmund turning on the style to win with three goals in the final 19 minutes. A “calm and measured” halftime team talk from coach Marco Rose proved the right approach. Eintracht Frankfurt 2-3 Borussia Dortmund (Borré 15′ 24′ – Hazard 71′, Bellingham 86′, Dahoud 89′) The six-point gap to… Read More »

Nigeria’s president condemns killings in Zamfara state

Nigerian authorities estimate 200 people or more were killed in Zamfara state during attacks by armed bandits. The attacks came after military airstrikes on the marauders’ hideouts. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the killings of 200 or more people in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state following revenge attacks carried out by armed bandits whose hideouts were targeted… Read More »

Nursultan Nazarbayev and his daughters could leave Kazakhstan

The first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, left the country. This information was provided by the Kazakh edition of Orda. Also, allegedly, the daughters of Elbasy (the father of the nation), together with their families, left Kazakhstan. The editor-in-chief of the publication, Gulnara Bazhkenova, claims that only Nazarbayev’s elder brother Bolat remained in Kazakhstan. According… Read More »

Rahmon has phone talks with Armenian, Kazakh and Uzbek leaders to discuss the situation in Kazakhstan

On Wednesday January 5, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon had a telephone conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who is the current rotating chair of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)’s Collective Security Council, according to the Tajik president’s official website. In the course of the talks, Pasinyan reportedly informed Rahmon about an official appeal… Read More »

Iran says attaches significance to security, stability of Kazakhstan

Saeed Khatibzadeh, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry has said that Iran attaches importance to the security and stability of Kazakhstan, and grounds should not be prepared for misuse of foreign elements there, IRNA reported on January 6. According to the Thursday report of the Foreign Ministry information center, Khatibzadeh said that the Islamic Republic of… Read More »

Tajikistan reportedly intends to send about 200 peacekeepers to Kazakhstan

Russian media reports say Tajikistan is expected to send about 200 peacekeepers to Kazakhstan. Citing a source within Tajikistan’s power-wielding structures, RIA Novosti says “all the servicemen are member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)’s peacekeeping contingent and have repeatedly participated in the CSTO anti-terrorist exercises both in Tajikistan and other member nations of the Organization.”  … Read More »

Chief of police station in Khatlon’s Jaihoun district arranges shooting at local restaurant

Khatlon regional prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation into a New Year’s incident that took place at a restaurant in the administrative center of Jaihoun district in the evening of December 31.  Radio Liberty’s Tajik Service, known locally as Radio Ozodi, says that following a quarrel with the head physician of the central district hospital Homidjon Abdulhamidzoda, Jaihoun… Read More »

Kazakhstan’s president vows ‘robust’ response to protests

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has promised to act “robustly” in response to nationwide protests prompted by a sharp rise in fuel prices, as he took over as head of the country’s Security Council. Tokayev’s remarks, delivered in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, came as the worst unrest for more than a decade shocked the… Read More »

What is behind the protests rocking Kazakhstan?

Protests against fuel price rises have spiralled amid wider political and economic grievances. As the city hall in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, stood in flames and protesters pulled down the statue of the country’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the image of the post-Soviet country as a beacon of stability in the volatile region disintegrated. Protests… Read More »

Representatives of GBAO civil society request 30 minutes of airtime on regional TV station for their statement

Representatives of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous region (GBAO) civil society have requested 30 minutes of airtime on regional TV station TV Badakhshon for their statement.   “We yesterday applied to acting governor of GBAO Alisher Mirzonabot, the head of the GBAO TV and Radio directorate M. Shodi and the head of the Committee for TV and Radio-broadcasting under… Read More »