Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Latest Uzbekistan News

Asia, Ex-Soviet Union Leaders To Make Show Of Support At Chinese WWII Event

Chinese authorities are planning lavish celebrations marking the anniversary of the end of World War II on September 3, an event largely being shunned by Western leaders but drawing a host of leaders from Asia and the former Soviet Union. More

Russian Treasures In Uzbek Museum Feared At Risk

A world-renowned collection of avant-garde Russian art housed in a remote museum in Uzbekistan may be at risk after the director was abruptly fired on what staff say were trumped-up charges. More

U.S. Asks Uzbekistan Join Fight Against IS

The United States has asked Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition fighting the Islamic State group. More

Obidkhon Qori Nazarov was shot at least three times in the Swedish town of Stromsund in February 2012.

Extradition In Uzbek Cleric Shooting

An Uzbek suspect in the 2012 shooting of an outspoken emigrant cleric who was critical of the Uzbek regime has been extradited to Sweden. More

Marinika Babanazarova had been director of the Karakalpakstan State Art Museum for more than 30 years.

Uzbek Art Museum Director Fired

The director of a renowned museum of Russian avant garde art in Uzbekistan has been abruptly sacked. More

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Uzbekistan's Independence Day: Preparations Of Epic Proportions

Uzbekistan celebrates Independence Day on September 1 and there is always much to do ahead of this occasion, including a perennial ingredient in such preparations: security sweeps across the country. More

Audio Central Asia's Economic Crisis Arrives

When the price of oil started falling and Russia's economy began to weaken in 2014, it was clear the five Central Asian states would face economic difficulties. But Kazakhstan's recent devaluation, coupled with China's sudden downturn, herald the start of the bad economic times the region has been dreading. More
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Features & Commentary

Hard Times: Why Are Commodity-Exporting Countries In Trouble?

As commodity-exporting countries worldwide face problems, Kazakhstan is the latest to feel the economic pain.

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.
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