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Tajikistan ready to take in up to 100,000 Afghan refugees

Tajikistan is preparing to take in up to 100,000 refugees from neighbouring Afghanistan where fighting has escalated as United States-led troops withdraw, a senior Tajik official said on Friday. Taliban insurgents are gaining control of …

Tajikistan holds largest ever military exercise

Tajikistan held its largest ever military exercise on Thursday involving the Central Asian nation’s entire army, and President Emomali Rakhmon urged vigilance amid fighting to the south of the border. Insecurity has been growing …

Russian tanks arrive to Afghan border ahead of drills

Russian tanks stationed at Moscow's base in Tajikistan have arrived at training grounds near the border with Afghanistan ahead of army drills next month, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Russia will stage military drills from Aug. …

Russia urges to endorse Iran’s bid for SCO membership

Moscow calls for endorsing Tehran’s bid for membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, noting that the alliance’s development is directly linked to its expansion prospect, the Russian delegation told a meeting of the SCO …