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Latest Uzbekistan News

Religious Freedom Seen Deteriorating

The latest report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious freedom across the world deteriorated in 2015. More

Uzbek Shops Rationing Coca-Cola Amid Shortage

Many shops in Uzbekistan have begun rationing Coca-Cola amid a shortage of the beverage and unseasonably hot temperatures. More

Turkish police use a tear-inducing agent against demonstrators during a protest over the arrest of two reporters in Ankara late last year. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was singled out in the Freedom House report for his crackdown on journalists.

World Press Freedom At Lowest In More Than A Decade, Watchdog Says

A U.S.-based rights watchdog says press freedom in the world declined in 2015 to its lowest level in 12 years, under increased pressure from a combination of political, criminal, and terrorist elements. More

Uzbek President Islam Karimov made his remarks after meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on April 26.

Karimov Says Russia Should Take Part In Afghan Peace Talks

Uzbek President Islam Karimov says Russia should be involved in peace talks in Afghanistan. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) meets with Uzbek President Islam Karimov at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 26.

Documents To Be Signed In Moscow After Putin-Karimov Talks

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russian President Vladimir Putin and the visiting president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, will sign a series of documents after talks in Moscow. More

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A Knock At Uzbekistan's Southern Door

A sound not heard for many years just came across Uzbekistan's southern border -- the sound of rocket fire from Afghanistan. More

Audio Rights, Freedoms Fall Victim To Central Asian Economic Crisis

Freedom House released its annual Nations In Transit report, providing an indispensable look at the human rights situation in 29 countries, including the Central Asian states. More
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Features & Commentary

'Minister Of Singers' Tells Uzbek Performer To Cover Up

An Uzbek singer has been told by authorities that her controversial choice of clothing "contradicts the national mentality."
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Video Meet Yosif Stalin, The Soviet-Born Black American From Kremlin, Virginia

The first child of African-American parents ever born in the Soviet Union, Yosif Stalin Kim Roane, is among the few living offspring of those who traveled to the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s to seek a better life in the nascent communist state.
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Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan Deploy Troops In Dispute Over Border Mountain

Tensions have heightened between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan over control of a mountain along their disputed border, with the Russian-led security alliance CSTO getting involved in the row.
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Video Nothing To See Here: Russian TV Suppresses Story Of Alleged Beheading By Nanny

When a nanny allegedly decapitates a 4-year-old girl and waves the child's head in public while shouting that she is a terrorist, it might be expected to lead the evening news. Not in Russia, where the main TV channels ignored the gruesome story that unfolded outside a busy Moscow metro station in broad daylight.
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Video Uzbek President Calls Homosexuality 'Vulgar' Western Habit

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has lashed out at homosexuality, calling it a "vulgar" manifestation of Western culture, in a new attack against gays in the former Soviet Union.
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