“On November 19, the 17th meeting of the Military Committee on the development of military cooperation between the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconference.
On October 15, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned. The president’s address said: “My dear compatriots! For me, peace in Kyrgyzstan, the integrity of the country, the unity of our people and tranquility in society are above all. Nothing is dearer to me than the life of each of my compatriots”.
Question: [“Earlier on Friday, the Kyrgyz Parliament approved the resignation of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, and cancelled the state of emergency, which was declared a week ago in the capital, Bishkek…” (www.yenisafak.com/ar/,16/10/2020)]. The Kyrgyz capital has witnessed violent protests; protesters took control of government headquarters, demanding the dismissal of President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, who is loyal to […]
On behalf of the Tashkent city administration, secondary school teachers compiled mandatory lists of students in hijabs, students attending Friday prayers, as well as their parents, Radio Ozodlik reported on October 1.
“On September 15, 2020 under the chairmanship of the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation N.P. Patrushev, the XV Meeting of the Secretaries of the Security Councils of the SCO Member States was held via videoconference.
On August 12, people of the Vanj region in southern Tajikistan came out to a spontaneous rally against the raids carried out by local authorities against wearing the hijab and the forced shaving of the beards of youth. People gathered at the rally demanded from the local authorities to stop immediately the raids against men […]
The arrest of several Muslim women activists in Kyrgyzstan under the guise of extremism and radicalism seems to be an old trend developed by Kyrgyz Muslim rulers once again, just like their fellow dictators in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
On August 20, the press service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan published a statement by S. Mirziyayev: “The 29th anniversary of our country’s independence is approaching. Based on the results of consultations with doctors, it was concluded that this year the situation with the pandemic requires limiting the holding of mass gatherings […]
By its War on all those who Spread the Islamic Concepts Although most of its people are Muslims (80%), the Kyrgyz government is insistent on having a secular system of government and persists on its adherence to it. In its response to the controversy that arose over the identity of the country in 2014 following […]
On June 12, Radio Liberty news agency announced: “The US Department of State has published an annual report on the state of religious freedom in the world. Analyzing the situation in Kazakhstan, the authors of the report note that the country continues to restrict the rights of religious groups classified by the authorities as “non-traditional”.
On the 6th of June 2020, one more article was published on the popular Tatarstan portal “Business Online” by the former deputy of head of the Muslim Board of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Batrov entitled “Rustam Batyr: “It is important to understand that the muftiate is in fact the Caliphate”.
On May 6, Radio Liberty news agency reported: “On the border of the Batken district (Kyrgyzstan) and the Sokh enclave (Uzbekistan), a dispute over a pasture occurred, as a result of which the Kyrgyz border guards fired warning shots into the air. As it turned out, the incident occurred on May 1, but it became […]
The president of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, once again proposed to postpone fasting for a number of professions, as well as farmers and agrarians, while appealing to fictional fatwas. The corresponding appeal was published on his official website before the start of Ramadan. “Many Islamic scholars argue that for farmers, livestock breeders and hard workers starving […]
On April 17, Radio Liberty news agency reported on its Internet resource, “Rustami Emomali, a chairman of Dushanbe and the eldest son of the president of Tajikistan, was elected speaker of the Majlisi Milli, upper house of parliament, and de jure became officially the second person after the head of the state.
“Money transfer systems note a decrease in cross-border transfers in March against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, RBK was informed by Unistream and Golden Crown money transfer systems. Mostly migrants use such a money transfers. At the Unistream payment system the volume of transfers from Russia decreased to 35% compared to the same period […]
In February of this year, the Tajik authorities announced the introduction of the celebration of a new holiday, the Zoroastrian rain festival – “Tirgona”. This was reported by Asia Plus with reference to the chairman of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan Farhod Rakhimi.
On March 16, the Government Portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan published a message on its web page www.gov.uz: “Joint specially-tactical anti-terrorism exercises with the participation of the units of the ministries of defense of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Tajikistan were held at a high level and completed.
Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin stated that he did not speak out against the amendment to the Russian Constitution containing the concept of “state-forming people”, but only expressed doubt about its wording, the Tatarstan Spiritual Administration of Muslims (SAM) reported.
Starting from March 4, all mosques in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, will be closed for collective prayers, only janaza prayer is allowed. This decision was made on the 3rd of March at a meeting of the Council of Ulema of the country in connection with the danger of a coronavirus epidemic, the proper appeal […]
On February 3, a meeting was held between the Central Asian Foreign Ministry and US Secretary of State M. Pompeo in the framework of the “C5 + 1” format meetings. On its web page the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan published a joint statement of the ministerial meeting “C5 + 1”. In particular, the […]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a meeting in Tashkent on 3/2/2020 with the foreign ministers of Central Asian countries. Prior to the official meeting of the P5 + 1, he met the President of Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and urged them to prevent China from expanding into East Turkestan and the countries […]
US Department of State published the new Central Asia Strategy. The document was published on the department’s website. The strategy was presented to the region’s foreign ministers during a visit to Tashkent by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. According to the document, cooperation with Central Asia in the fight against terrorism and extremism will […]
Against the backdrop of the ongoing demographic crisis in Russia, the Kremlin is actively expanding Russian culture in Central Asia, investing huge amounts of money in this and using its influence on the regimes in the region. For example, on January 15, 2020, the Lower House of the Tajik parliament ratified an agreement between the […]
On December 22, news agency Radio Liberty reported: “The Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan said that the parliamentary elections held in the country took place, according to the election commission, the voter turnout was 42.3%. The necessary threshold for the recognition of elections is 33% of voters.
On the 2nd of January 2020, Emomali Rakhmon signed a series of laws adopted by the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Lower House) and supported by the Majlisi milli (Upper House). Among these laws is the law “On Countering Extremism.” It is reported also that the new law was developed by the General Prosecutor of Tajikistan in pursuance […]
On November 21, the website of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic “president.kg” published a speech by President Sooronbai Zheenbekov at the international conference, which was held in Bishkek, “Orthodox Christianity and Islam – the religions of the peace”. In particular, the President said: “… we all observe the mass involvement of youth in religion […]
In the mosques of the city of Namangan, this week they stopped calling for prayer from the speakers, Namangan activist Abbas Asad reports. A representative of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Uzbekistan, on condition of anonymity, told reporters that the DUMU recommended that mosques not use loudspeakers. Also, an anonymous source of Ozodlik in […]
On the night of November 6, an incident with victims occurred at a border post 60 kilometers from the capital of Tajikistan. According to the version voiced by the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of Tajikistan, 20 masked armed men attacked the Ishkobod border outpost on the border with Uzbekistan, arriving at it in […]
On the 1st of October 2019 a concert of Russian singer Polina Gagarina took place in the Humo Ice Palace in Tashkent. Uzbek people were outraged not only by the concert itself, but also by the drunken feast arranged after the concert with the participation of President Mirziyayevs’ daughters and sons-in-laws who occupy high positions […]
Since 1 September 2019, in Tajikistan new electricity tariffs, which were adopted by the government in June 22, 2019 entered into force. From now on, residents of the country have to pay 17% more for electricity, 22.66 Dirams instead of 19.37 Dirams per 1 kilowatt. For industrial and non-industrial consumers, the new tariff is 55.14 […]