Two-year doping ban for Tajik defender Khurshed Beknazarov
Two-year doping ban for Tajik defender Khurshed Beknazarov

Tajikistan defender Khurshed Beknazarov was slapped with a two-year suspension for doping violations on Thursday after he tested positive during the Asian Games.

Tajikistan to pardon 10,000 prisoners

Tajikistan will pardon 10,000 prisoners as the ex-Soviet state marks two decades of its constitution, the presidency said Monday. 

Tajikistan to pardon 10,000 prisoners

Tajikistan will pardon 10,000 prisoners as the ex-Soviet state marks two decades of its constitution, the presidency said Monday. 

Asian Games: Yogeshwar Dutt ends India's 28-year gold drought in wrestling
Asian Games: Yogeshwar Dutt ends India's 28-year gold drought in wrestling

Yogeshwar Dutt ended a 28-year gold drought for India in wrestling after defeating Tajikistan's Zalimkhan Yusupov in a rip-roaring 65kg title contest to provide the country with its fourth yellow metal in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday.

Troubled Palestine advance in Asiad soccer
Troubled Palestine advance in Asiad soccer

Palestine advanced to the second round of the Asian Games football Sunday, despite defeat to Singapore, and vowed to use their rise in the sport to spread some happiness at home.

China offers Russia `helping hand` in Xi, Putin talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a "helping hand" in the face of external challenges, at talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan on Thursday, state media reported.

Putin, Iran's Rouhani to discuss trade, economic ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani while they are in Tajikistan for a security summit to discuss trade and economic ties, a Kremlin official said on Wednesday.

Japan, Iran sign `partnership` deal

Asian champions Japan and rival Iran have struck a deal to cooperate in promoting football at home, with a focus on the women`s game, the Japan Football Association (JFA) announced Wednesday.

Ten detained for stoning British embassy in Tajikistan: Police

Police said the reason for the demonstration was unclear.

Army chief defers visit to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

Amid preparations to brief the next government on the issues facing the Defence Ministry and the armed forces, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has deferred his visit to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Afghanistan mudslide engulfs 300 while hundreds are feared dead, rescue called off

Rescue teams abandoned the search for survivors today after a landslide buried a hillside village in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 300 people under a fast-moving tide of rock and mud.

Five killed in Tajikistan mudslides

Mudslides have killed five people including three children in Tajikistan as torrential rains lashed the former Soviet republic, the emergency ministry said on Saturday.

200 cars stolen in Germany `now owned by Tajik elite`

About 200 cars stolen in Germany have been tracked down in Tajikistan, where most are now driven by family and friends of President Emomali Rakhmon, media and officials in Berlin said today.

India take on Philippines in football friendly

Searching for its first win in an international friendly this year, the Indian football team takes on Philippines without a quartet of senior players who were left out due to various reasons.

Tajiks set to elect strongman leader for fourth term

Voters in Tajikistan, the poorest state in the former USSR, were on Wednesday expected to hand President Emomali Rakhmon an easy victory for a fourth term at the helm of his Central Asian state bordering Afghanistan.

Tajikistan ratifies deal for Russian military base

The parliament of Tajikistan has voted to extend the presence of Russian troops in the ex-Soviet nation on Afghanistan`s northern border until 2042.

India geared up for tougher challenge against Lebanon

After escaping with a 1-1 draw against Tajikistan, India are now gearing up for a tougher test against Lebanon in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 qualifier at the Al-Salem Stadium here Wednesday.

India draw with Tajikistan in AFC U-16 Qualifiers

Putting up a spirited performance, the Indian under-16 football team rallied to hold Tajikistan to a 1-1 draw in its opening match of the AFC Qualifiers at the Ali Sabah Al-Salem Stadium here.

Tajikistan arrests 10 suspected attack plotters: Official

Police in Tajikistan arrested 10 people suspected of planning a series of attacks to destabilise the country ahead of the presidential polls this year, an official said on Saturday.

Tajikistan calls presidential elections for November

Tajikistan Friday called presidential elections for November, with President Emomali Rakhmon expected to run for another term in the impoverished ex-Soviet country that he has headed for more than two decades.