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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Karakul in Tajikistan
A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 100 km E of Karakul, Tajikistan (62 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 13:47:39 / 1:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 74.7213° East, 39.0301° North. Event id: us2000it5l. Ids that are associated to the ea
Human Rights Day Shines Unwelcome Spotlight On Tajikistan
As the world marked the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, Tajikistan's government attracted unwanted attention at home and abroad.
Tajikistan: new military vehicles for GKNB border troops
New equipment entered into service in the border troops of the Tajikistan republic. It paraded with the Khorog border detachment of the GKNB last September 2018, in honor of the arrival of the country's President Emomali Rakhmon to Gorny Badakhshan.
Megafon Tajikistan grows LTE base in Sogd 50% in 2018
Mobile operator Megafon Tajikistan announced that its subscriber base using LTE services has grown by 50 percent in the Sogd region since 2017. Mobile data traffic used by subscribers of the operator in the region has tripled since 2015.
Int’l community concerned over blockage of internet sites in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE (TCA) — Western diplomats in Tajikistan have expressed concern over the “periodic blockage” of news and social-media websites in the country. In a joint statement issued on December 10, the embassies of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the United States, and the EU Delegation in the Rep
Ciena, Juniper Lead Data Center Interconnect Market, Dell’Oro Says
Data center interconnect (DCI) equipment revenue will increase 85 percent over the next five years. It will jump from $2.7 billion in 2017 to $5.1 billion in 2022, according to Dell’Oro Group’s first DCI report. This represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13 percent.
Exploring the Pamir Highway and Wakhan Corridor: Travel to Tajikistan Roof of the World
No visit to Tajikistan is complete without a trip along the Pamir Highway. And that’s where we headed mid-October. What an incredible journey, and one of the highlights of our travel through Central Asia so far.
In Tajikistan's Pamir mountains: a road trip across the roof of the world
The road to Iskander Kul is a switchback of rough stones and corrugated holes that makes the four-wheel drive judder as I make wildly swerving progress, searching for a smooth line that doesn't exist. Shepherds and their goats occasionally block the way and rock faces rear up, making progress seemin
UNDP to Promote Creating Opportunities for Women in Energy Sector in Tajikistan
Dushanbe, 06 December 2018 – United Nations Development program has conducted the first national workshop on strengthening opportunities for women in energy sector, one that has been inherently perceived as masculine. Representatives of governmental institutions, including the Ministry of Energy and
Rouhani warns weakened Iran less able to fight trafficking
TEHRAN, Iran – President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday warned Western countries that they will face a massive influx of drugs if Iran becomes weakened by U.S. sanctions. Rouhani spoke in Tehran at a six-nation conference on fighting terrorism attended by parliament speakers of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakist
Collective Punishment: Payback Hellish For Family Members Of Bicyclist Attackers In Tajikistan
After more than three decades working as a teacher at her local school in southern Tajikistan, Nabotbegim Yusupova looked forward to a peaceful retirement spent helping out with her grandchildren.
ADB grant to improve maternal and child healthcare in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE (TCA) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $32 million grant to help the Government of Tajikistan improve healthcare services in three districts of Fayzobod, Rasht, and Shamsiddin Shohin, ADB’s Country Office said on December 4.
US condemns 10 countries for severe religious freedom violations
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday announced the US has deemed 10 countries guilty of severe religious freedom violations. The nations — China, Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar (also known as Burma), North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan — were categorized “Countries o
ADB plans over $300 million to support Tajikistan development in 2019–2021
DUSHANBE (TCA) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) updated 2019–2021 country program for Tajikistan focuses on supporting road and energy development, private sector development, education and healthcare improvement, food security, and municipal infrastructure, the Bank’s Country Office said on Dec
Google Relies on SDN, But Worries About the End of Moore’s Law
SANTA CLARA, California — Google’s network is completely dependent on SDN, according to Google Fellow Amin Vahdat who spoke at the Open Networking Foundation’s Connect event this week.
Review: In defiance of Trump, Kronos Quartet plays music from banned countries
Have you ever had the experience of being in the car, tuning into a radio station and coming across music you’ve never heard before that starts to take over your being? Your attention is intriguingly focused in your own enclosed bubble. You never find out what it was you were listening to. It is mus
Travel Tip: Most Peaceful Counties in the World–A New Study
The Institute for Economics and Peace ranked 163 countries according to how peaceful they are. The study was based on three criteria–safety and security, the presence of ongoing conflict and the level of militarization.
Forget Brexit: Central Asia Forms Its Own 'Schengen' Zone
When television producer Abduaziz Madyarov traveled between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan with a British TV crew in November, he and his colleagues had to spend hours waiting in queues at border posts. That tortuous experience epitomized the tense relationship the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan,
CSTO Summit Postponed Due To Armenia's Snap Elections
The Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has postponed its summit initially scheduled for later this month, the Kremlin says. Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said on December 4 that the decision was made at Armenia's request because of the country's snap general elections
The Race to Dam the Himalayas
Along the banks of the Godavari River, near the city of Rajahmundry in the eastern India state of Andhra Pradesh, stands a museum built in the memory of Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton. As commissioner for irrigation there in the 1840s, Cotton brought water to Andhra’s parched lands, turning them into Indi