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At least 2,500 Russian-led forces fly into Kazakhstan amid crackdown on anti-government protesters

Russian-led force has arrived in Kazakhstan at the request of the country’s authoritarian president, amid a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. Machine gun fire reverberated through the largest city Almaty after days of unrest sparked by a fuel price hike. Officials have reported deaths of police and protesters. The president has blamed foreign-trained “terrorists”, without […]

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Taliban accidentally transfers $800,000 to anti-Taliban Afghan Embassy in Tajikistan

The Taliban in Afghanistan has accidentally transferred around $800,000 into the bank account of the Afghan Embassy in Tajikistan and is now asking for it to be returned. The mission, whose head has professed his allegiance to the deposed government and firm opposition to the Taliban. According to reports the embassy, the money had been […]

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5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 5 in eastern Tajikistan; homes damaged, power supply disrupted

An earthquake in eastern Tajikistan has left at least five people dead according to authorities in the mountainous country. The magnitude 5.9 quake hit 27km east of Rasht district on Saturday morning. Tremors were also felt in the capital, Dushanbe, some 165km southwest of the epicentre. “Dozens of houses were destroyed,” the Tajik committee for […]

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Taliban seizes several districts in Afghanistan, government forces flee across border into Tajikistan

The Taliban gained momentum overnight with the capture of several districts from fleeing Afghan forces, several hundred of whom fled across the border into Tajikistan, officials said. More than 300 Afghan military personnel crossed from Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province as Taliban fighters advanced towards the border, Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security said in a statement […]

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Kyrgyzstan opens criminal investigation against Tajikistan citizens as ceasefire holds following clashes

The ceasefire between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan held on Sunday, as Kyrgyzstan accused citizens from its Central Asian neighbour of crimes during the pair’s worst clashes at their contested border in decades. The ministry said casualties on its side had risen to more than 160, with 34 deaths. Kyrgyzstan opened an 11 criminal cases against citizens […]

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At least 31 dead in border clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Kyrgyzstan said at least 31 people have been killed in heavy clashes at its disputed border with Tajikistan, as officials from the two ex-Soviet countries met Friday in a bid to defuse tensions. Clashes between communities over land and water along the pair’s long-contested border are regular occurrences, with border guards often getting involved Shooting […]

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Man faces 5 year jail for a coronavirus prank in Moscow metro

As the coronavirus outbreak sparks concerns globally, a prankster has come under fire for imitating the symptoms of the virus as a joke while travelling on a metro and causing a public panic. The man was arrested by Russian authorities and now faces 5 years jail time. Footage showing a young man wearing a mask […]