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Duma Speaker Calls For India's Full Membership In SCO

The speaker of Russia's State Duma says the Kremlin wants India to become a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) this year. More

Uzbek Internet Cafes Closed Early To 'Protect' Youth

A decree came into force in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, on February 25 requiring Internet cafes and computer clubs to close by 9 p.m. More

U.S. intelligence officials believe that as many as 150 U.S. citizens have tried to fight with IS militants in Syria. (file photo)

Three Central Asians Arrested In U.S. For Allegedly Supporting IS

U.S. officials say three Central Asian men were arrested on charges they planned to provide material support for Islamic State (IS) militants. More

Son Of Uzbek Cleric Wounded In Sweden Reports Threats

The son of a prominent Uzbek cleric who was severely wounded in a shooting attack in Sweden three years ago says he has been threatened. More

Uzbek Rights Activists Prevented From Leaving For Seoul To Get Award

Two Uzbek human rights activists have not been allowed to travel to South Korea's capital, Seoul, to receive an international award. More

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The Lure Of Islamic State For Central Asians

The Islamic State (IS) militant group poses a challenge in areas far from Syria and Iraq. Dozens of governments around the world are pondering the IS threat not only to the Middle East but also to their own countries. This is especially true in countries with a Muslim majority, such as the five Central Asian states. More

Uzbek Intelligence Agent Claims IS 'Planning Series Of Attacks'

The Islamic State (IS) group is planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Uzbekistan in the spring, an officer with Uzbekistan's domestic intelligence agency, the National Security Service (SNB), has been reported as saying. More
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Features & Commentary

Out Of The Uzbek Cotton Fields, On To The Scrap Yard

Uzbek schoolchildren don't have to pick cotton anymore, but they still have to meet collection quotas for metal, paper, and other recyclables needed by the state.

Activists Seek To Give Uzbeks Real Choice In Presidential Vote

Lacking a transparent presidential election with a range of candidates in Uzbekistan, activists outside the country created a virtual one online.

Russia's Foreign Legion Of Doubt

If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.

'Whistle-Blower' Details Alleged Corruption By Western Telecoms In Uzbekistan

In detailed documents provided to Norway's trade ministry, an anonymous sender alleges a telecom was complicit in bribe payments to the family of Uzbek President Islam Karimov.

Ghosts Of Sochi: Hundreds Killed In Olympic Construction

Hundreds of unresolved construction-worker deaths at the Sochi Winter Olympics still haunt Russia, as it begins massive building projects for the 2018 soccer World Cup.

Money Troubles: Russia's Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors' Currencies

As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.

Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Alisher Usmanov

Russia's richest man is in the news for buying a Nobel Prize gold medal for millions of dollars -- and giving it back to the U.S. scientist who won it. Here are some other interesting things to know about billionaire Alisher Usmanov.

In Kyrgyzstan, A New Interest In Russified Names

Tens of thousands of Kyrgyz are changing their names to sound more Russian in the belief it will make their lives easier.
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