Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Latest Uzbekistan News

Bishkek: 'Time Needed' To Resolve Borders

A Kyrgyz official says the delimitation and demarcation of Kyrgyzstan's southern borders with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan may still take a long time to complete. More

Central Asia Plus Japan Dialogue Holds Session In Bishkek

Foreign ministers from the five Central Asian countries and Japan are convening in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, for a conference known as the Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue. More

Turkmen, Kyrgyz To 'Widen' Ties

Turkmenistan has said it plans to "widen" diplomatic ties with Kyrgyzstan. More

Gulnara Karimova

Karimova Associates Reportedly Jailed

Two close associates of Uzbek President Islam Karimov's eldest daughter, Gulnara Karimova, have reportedly been sentenced on money-laundering and forgery charges, among others. More

Turkish FM Starts First Official Trip To Uzbekistan In 13 Years

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has begun a three-day official visit to Uzbekistan, the first at the foreign minister level in 13 years. More

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Latest Blog Posts

The Uzbek Lottery Citizens Must Play

Uzbeks complain that when people in Uzbekistan go to pick up money sent to them from relatives working abroad, they are required by the only bank that handles remittances to purchase at least one lottery ticket. More

Uzbekistan's Grounded Officials

One would imagine a prestigious job in the field of medicine, finance, media, or top administrative posts would present one with certain privileges that most in Uzbekistan would envy. And they do, but there is a string attached and it's anchored to Uzbekistan. More
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Features & Commentary

Uzbeks Adding To Ranks Of Ukraine's Pro-Russian Separatists

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to be enlisting fighters from the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan. One correspondent from RFE/RL's Uzbek Service contacted separatist recruiters and reports that they appeared eager to take on foreign fighters.
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Yelena Ryabinina, Advocate For Central Asian Refugees, Mourned By Friends And Colleagues

One of Russia's most prominent defenders of Central Asian refugees, Yelena Ryabinina, dies after a long battle with cancer.
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In Central Asia, Patriotic Russian Symbol Claimed By Ukraine Separatists Is Revived

Orange-and-black ribbons symbolizing Russian military valor are being handed out in several Central Asian countries ahead of the May 9 holiday marking victory in World War II.
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