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It includes endangered species such as the snow leopard and Bukhara deer, as well as rare antelopes and other animals.

Uzbekistan OKs Endangered Hunts

Uzbekistan is allowing foreigners to hunt animals, including rare and endangered species, in exchange for cash. More

Uzbek President Islam Karimov during a recent China visit

U.S. Urged To Push Tashkent On Inmates

Uzbek exiles and rights activists are urging the United States to press Uzbekistan over its political prisoners ahead of next year's presidential election in the Central Asian nation. More

Justice Sought Over Uzbek Cotton Death

Relatives of an Uzbek university student who died at a compulsory cotton picking site have filed a lawsuit with regional prosecutor's office. More

Uzbek, Turkmen Leaders Meet

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has discussed gas pipelines to China, allocation of water in Central Asia, and the situation in Afghanistan during a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in Ashgabat. More

Kyrgyz, Turkmen In Power Talks

A Kyrgyz delegation was due to arrive in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, to discuss electricity exports. More

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Central Asian Militants In Syria Pledge Allegiance To IS

A group of Central Asian militants from the predominantly Uzbek faction Katibat al-Imam Bukhari have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. More

Video Provides Evidence That Uzbek IS Militants Are In Kobani

Uzbek militants fighting with the Islamic State (IS) militant group in the Syrian town of Kobani made a “patriotic” propaganda video address inside the town, RFE/RL’s Uzbek service reports. More
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Features & Commentary

Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.

Video Comedy Troupe Too Risque For Uzbek Stage

Million is one of the top comedy acts in Uzbekistan, with sold-out performances and thousands of adoring fans. But the authorities have banned the troupe after it failed to clean up its act.

Photogallery Interview: Karimova House-Arrest Pics Show 'What Happens Every Day'

Locksley Ryan, Gulnara Karimova's London-based spokesman, discusses his recent release of photographs showing the Uzbek president's daughter under house arrest.

Uzbek Bondholders Feel Short-Changed

Uzbekistan is redeeming government bonds issued when the country was just stepping out on its own. But on seeing the payoff, investors are feeling like the government walked all over them.
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