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Chinese, Uzbek Foreign Ministers Meet In Tashkent

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and his visiting Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, have discussed the two countries' bilateral ties in Tashkent. More

Uzbek Imam Accused Of Embezzling Mosque Donations To Build Chicken Coop

An Uzbek imam is facing embezzlement charges for allegedly misusing mosque donations to build a chicken coop. More

Suspected Militant Jailed In Russia's Chelyabinsk Region

A suspected member of a militant group linked to Al-Qaeda has been jailed in Russia's Urals city of Magnitogorsk, local authorities say. More

Uzbek Sixth To Be Charged By U.S. In Conspiracy To Support IS

An Uzbek citizen has become the sixth individual to be charged by the United States in a conspiracy to support the Islamic State group (IS). More

Mudslide In Eastern Uzbekistan Kills Five

A massive mudslide that covered a road in Uzbekistan's eastern region of Namangan has killed five people. More

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The Central Asian Referendum

Almost every referendum in Central Asia since the breakup of the Soviet Union has been about the executive branch of power and they are usually about giving the executive branch more power. Tajikistan's May 22 poll is no exception. More

Detentions At GM Uzbekistan

A major scandal has erupted around the Uzbek-U.S. carmaking joint venture GM Uzbekistan. RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service, known locally as Ozodlik, reports that GM Uzbekistan General Director Tohirjon Jalilov was detained on April 29 along with several other members of the company's management and finance department. More
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Children Of Uzbekistan's Elite Find A Playground In Latvia

Children of Uzbekistan's elite have bought property in Latvia, given birth in the Baltic country, and allegedly used its banks to handle millions of dollars in bribes. While more than 1,500 Uzbeks have taken advantage of Latvia’s controversial “golden visa” program, it remains a mostly silent and closed community.

Uzbeks Know What Kids Won't Be Doing This Summer

Parents in Uzbekistan have been given an official list of activities their children are not allowed to do during the summer holidays.

'Minister Of Singers' Tells Uzbek Performer To Cover Up

An Uzbek singer has been told by authorities that her controversial choice of clothing "contradicts the national mentality."

Video Meet Yosif Stalin, The Soviet-Born Black American From Kremlin, Virginia

The first child of African-American parents ever born in the Soviet Union, Yosif Stalin Kim Roane, is among the few living offspring of those who traveled to the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s to seek a better life in the nascent communist state.

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan Deploy Troops In Dispute Over Border Mountain

Tensions have heightened between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan over control of a mountain along their disputed border, with the Russian-led security alliance CSTO getting involved in the row.

Video Nothing To See Here: Russian TV Suppresses Story Of Alleged Beheading By Nanny

When a nanny allegedly decapitates a 4-year-old girl and waves the child's head in public while shouting that she is a terrorist, it might be expected to lead the evening news. Not in Russia, where the main TV channels ignored the gruesome story that unfolded outside a busy Moscow metro station in broad daylight.
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