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Latest Uzbekistan News

Uzbek, Chinese Presidents Hold Talks

Uzbek President Islam Karimov concludes a two-day visit to China on August 20 following talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. More

Uzbek President Heading To China

Uzbek President Islam Karimov is traveling to China on August 19 for an official visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. More

Uzbekistan Releases Tajik Shepherds And Livestock

Uzbekistan has returned five Tajik shepherds and a large herd of livestock to Tajikistan after Tajik authorities confirmed the shepherds allowed their animals to cross into Uzbekistan without permission. More

Uzbekistan Blocks Mobile Internet, SMS During Exams

Uzbek authorities suspended Internet and messaging services across the country on August 1 to prevent cheating at university entrance exams. More

SCO Foreign Ministry Officials Convene In Dushanbe

Foreign ministry officials from six member-states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are meeting in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Uzbeks Tell Karimov 'I'm Not Afraid'

A Facebook page started little more than a week ago now has several thousand people posting photos with the words "I am not afraid" on them and often leaving additional comments. More

A Pipeline From A Land Of Water To A Land Of Oil

Iran is looking for more water and some Iranian officials believe the place to get it is from Tajikistan. The problem is how to get the water from Tajikistan's mountains to Iran, several hundred kilometers away. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

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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