Rights activists insist Central Asian labourers are being conned.
Agreement marks regime’s first international economic deal. Moscow eyes economic corridor through Central Asia and Afghanistan to South Asia.
Warnings issued after opening of Moscow military recruitment centre for foreign citizens amid Putin’s announcement of partial mobilisation.
Term “border clash” not sufficient for “some of the most violent and consequential” days in the independent history of Central Asia.
Disparate interests of organisation’s member nations meant many major issues of the day could not even be discussed. But there was only one dominant member: China.
Though Russia has offered to mediate, a feeling prevails among some parties that the Kremlin is supportive of Tajik strongman Rahmon.
Around 120,000 people evacuated from homes in area of Kyrgyzstan where fierce fighting is ongoing. Heavy exchanges of gunfire and shelling.
Most important discussions and agreements at Samarkand gathering likely to concern regional connectivity, and the odd men out are Russia and Belarus.
The only figure that the regime deems worthy of open adulation is President Emomali Rahmon.
Soaring inflation, a strong dollar and a complete overhaul of global energy markets are playing hell with Emerging Market debt. The world is now teetering on the edge of a global debt crisis, warns Oxford Economics.
The Luban Workshops will spread technical skills, familiarity with Chinese equipment, and suspicion.
Tashkent has been working hard for mutually beneficial relations with Kabul. Perhaps fearing the process could be disrupted, officials stay tight-lipped about attacks along frontier made by Afghanistan militants.
Tajikistan, the poorest country in Emerging Europe, also has its fastest growing population, which is expected to more than double by the end of the century.
As the government tries to pacify the region with investment, winners and losers are coming into focus.
Scores of influential Pamiri figures jailed or killed amid so-called anti-terrorism operation that has used drones and snipers.
Military recruitment said to be focused on workers from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan tempted back to Russia by strong ruble.
Few defendants appear able to get legal representation.
Population decline across almost all of Emerging Europe will result in the populations of many countries dropping to levels not seen since the early 20th century.
Sniper used to kill Colonel Boqir, local leader long at top of hitlist. After brutal crackdown, GBAO region’s inhabitants fear they will be living under a securitised surveillance state.
Both have long-duration electricity supply agreements signed before the Taliban returned to power.