Gunmen in Afghanistan have released two road workers from Tajikistan, kidnapped during a cross-border raid last week.
An earthquake, measuring magnitude 7.2, has struck in Tajikistan.
Tajikistan security forces have reportedly tracked down and killed a renegade ex-deputy defence minister.
At least 10 people, eight policemen and two gunmen, have been killed, following armed attacks in Tajikistan.
Taliban militants have captured a large police base in northeastern Afghanistan, forcing the surrender of dozens of police officers and advancing closer to a strategic pass on the Pakistan border.
A total of 1.4 tonnes of seized Afghan drugs were burnt by Uzbek drug enforcement officers, seized as Uzbekistan tries to crackdown on flow of narcotics from Afghanistan to Russia, and onto Europe.
The commander of an elite Tajik police force, who received training from US forces, has defected to the Islamic State militant group.
At least 52 people are missing, feared dead, following a landslide in a remote northeastern village in Afghanistan.
At least 18 Afghan troops were killed in fighting with Taliban militants, after the attackers – supported by foreign fighters – overran and seized a number of Afghan military checkpoints in the country’s northeast.
A vocal critic of the Tajik president, who has lived in exile in a number of countries, most recently Turkey, was shot dead by an unknown assailant in a street in Istanbul.