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Tajikistan: Harsh Winter Causes Severe Power Shortage

Date: January 30th, 2008 | No Comments

The coldest winter in 25 years has frozen the rivers that flow into Tajikistan’s primary hydroelectric reservoir, causing a severe power shortage that has forced electricity rationing in the capital, Dushanbe, and several other towns, and a full cutoff in some rural areas. Areas in Dushanbe have been restricted to between one and two hours [read more]

Central Asia: Ongoing Terrorist Threat

Date: October 24th, 2006 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department reissued its public announcement that it continues to receive information of possible terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in Central Asia. Several extremist groups are present in the region, have expressed anti-American sentiments and are capable of carrying out such operations. Attacks could occur on both official and civilian targets, including places [read more]

Central Asia

Date: May 17th, 2005 | No Comments

Some Central Asian countries are currently experiencing unrest. In Uzbekistan, protests in the eastern city of Andizhan were put down in what has been described as a massacre, with reports of more than 700 demonstrators killed. Many Uzbeks fled the violence by crossing into Kyrgyzstan, where in March massive protests brought down the government. The [read more]

Tajikistan

Date: January 25th, 2005 | No Comments

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe reported it has received credible information that extremists may target Americans in Tajikistan and urges U.S. citizens to observe heightened security precautions, especially in places where Westerners c [read more]

Tajikistan: Anti-Luxury Campaign, Carry Documents at All Times

Date: June 13th, 2007 | No Comments

President Emomalii Rakhmon is on an anti-luxury campaign as he tries to mold Tajik society to his world view. He signed a law June 8 that bans lavish weddings and funerals, limiting weddings to a single day and restricting the number of guests because of the excessive costs, which he claimed rival the national budget [read more]

Central Asia: Terrorist Threats

Date: July 20th, 2005 | No Comments

Citing increased threat reporting for the Central Asia region, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, reduced its operations July 18, and the Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan has moved to a heightened security posture. The Embassies report that extremist groups with links to al Qaeda may be planning attacks against U.S. facilities, citizens, or interests in [read more]

Central Asia

Date: May 3rd, 2005 | No Comments

The U.S. State Department reiterated its concerns about the potential for terrorist attacks in Central Asia, citing information that militant groups may be planning attacks in the region and encouraging Americans to be vigilant. Many groups in the area harbor anti-American feelings and in the past have detonated explosives or used suicide bombers in [read more]

Tajikistan

Date: May 13th, 2002 | No Comments

Violence in the last two months has threatened to destroy a shaky peace deal between the president and opposition parties who share power. Opposition guerrillas clashed with police in late January and stormed a police outpost to free prisoners. In December, rival opposition factions fought in the capital city of Dushanbe. Security here is uncertain [read more]






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