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The four Kyrgyz men were arrested near the town of Kerben, in a disputed border area. (file photo)

Uzbekistan Claims Disputed Territory Along Border With Kyrgyzstan

Uzbekistan has claimed a disputed part of the border with Kyrgyzstan as "Uzbek territory," adding that four Kyrgyz citizens detained there "were illegally present in Uzbekistan." More

The Kyrgyz-Uzbek border area has been a flash point for unrest in the past. (file photo)

Bishkek Seeks Release Of Citizens Amid Uzbek Border Tensions

Kyrgyz authorities say negotiations are under way with officials in neighboring Uzbekistan to secure the release of four Kyrgyz nationals detained by Uzbek police in a disputed border area abutting the two Central Asian states. More

Kyrgyzstan Says Uzbek Border Guards Entered Disputed Territory

Kyrgyz authorities say Uzbek border guards have entered disputed territory along their shared border in the southern region of Jalal-Abad. More

Uzbekistan Closes Border With Kyrgyzstan Ahead Of Independence Day

Uzbekistan has temporarily closed its border with Kyrgyzstan ahead of festivities marking the 25th anniversary of the country's independence. More

Five-year-old Joaquim Villano of Rio de Janeiro celebrates on the shoulders of his uncle after Brazil defeated Germany in the men's soccer gold-medal match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Brazil Wins First Men’s Soccer Olympic Gold

Host Brazil beat Germany on penalties in Rio to win their first men's Olympic soccer gold medal and send the soccer-mad nation into ecstasy. More

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Audio The Gulen Schools In Central Asia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-exile in the United States, for being the mastermind behind the alleged plot to overthrow his government. Turkey has urged other countries to shut their "Gulen schools," including in Central Asia. More

Uptick In Violence On Afghanistan's Central Asian Border 

Central Asian states bordering Afghanistan are concerned about the potential implications of their southern neighbor's security problems, even more so since some of their nationals are members of militant groups that have been plaguing the Kabul administration. More
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Video Failed 1991 Coup Changed U.S. Diplomacy Toward U.S.S.R.

A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington's perspective during those heady events.
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Video In Wake Of Blown Coup, Turkey Takes Global Aim At Gulen Movement

As Turkey cracks down hard on perceived enemies like the Gulen movement at home, it also looks set to escalate the controversy over the global Islamic education movement by pressing other countries to follow suit.
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No Shave, No Soccer: Bearded Uzbek Fans Report Being Barred From Stadium

Bearded soccer fans in the Uzbek city of Bukhara say they were not allowed to enter a stadium to watch a match until they shaved off their facial hair.
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