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U.S. Export Bank, Expiring June 30, May Be Revived In Senate Vote

The supporters of the U.S. Export-Import Bank have enough votes in the Senate to revive it and will get a chance to do so, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said June 29. More

A debut presentation of the new Russian news agency Sputnik in Moscow on November 10, 2014

Russian Soft Power In Central Asia

The Kremlin surprised many with the media machine it unleashed on the world after pro-Moscow Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in 2014. How is it working in Central Asia? More

U.S. Loans For Big Eurasian Projects May Soon Dry Up

A crucial source of financing may soon no longer be available for purchasing expensive equipment needed for farming in Ukraine, earth-moving in Kazakhstan, and oil and gas operations in Russia and Iraq. More

A protester wearing a mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin participates in a rally in protest against Russian actions in Crimea in St. Petersburg in March 2014.

Video U.S. Rights Report Slams IS Militants, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Among Others

In a new report, the U.S. State Department strongly criticizes Islamic State (IS) militants -- as well as the Russian, Iranian, and Azerbaijani governments -- for human rights abuses. More

Uzbekistan Burns Afghan Drugs

Drug enforcement officers in Uzbekistan have burned 1.4 tons of drugs, as Central Asia's most populous nation attempts to curb the flow of narcotics from neighboring Afghanistan. More

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Islamic State Not Yet Seeking Central Asia Expansion, Report Says

In contrast to news reports and analyses warning that Islamic State is seeking to establish a foothold in Central Asia, a new report says the extremist group does not currently see the region as an area of interest. More

Audio How Deep Will Economic Crisis Bite In Central Asia?

When Russia's economic decline started last year, many people forecast the effects would soon be acutely felt in Central Asia. These predictions were correct and six months into 2015 the signs of an economic downturn in Central Asia have been manifesting themselves. More
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Photogallery Friendship Forged In The Fires Of Osh

As Kyrgyzstan marks the fifth anniversary of deadly ethnic clashes in the south of the country, one ethnic Uzbek man recounts how a Kyrgyz neighbor helped his family escape the violence.

Reporter's Notebook: After Years Of Work In Russia, An Uzbek Wedding In Tajikistan

Anvar wanted to have a traditional Muslim wedding, rather than the vodka-soaked nuptials ubiquitous in Soviet Tajikistan. He had worked for years in Russia to build his own house. And now the day had come.

Video HRW's Swerdlow: Uzbekistan In 'Category Of Its Own' On Human Rights

Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch, sums up the human rights situation in Uzbekistan 10 years after the Andijon massacre and sees a recipe for disaster.

For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange And Black

Red, purple, pink, blue-and-gold. Many people in post-Soviet countries are choosing any color, it seems, for their Victory Day symbols -- just not the orange-and-black of Russia's St. George ribbon.

Central Asia Medical Workers Struggle To Escape Yemen Violence

The conflict in Yemen has left hundreds of Central Asian medical workers struggling to find a way out.
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