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SCO Wraps Up Military Exercises In China

Soldiers from Russia, China, and four Central Asian states are completing the final day of exercises simulating a military response to an outbreak of inter-ethnic tensions in any of the countries. More

Officials: Kazakh Clashes Not Ethnic

Kazakhstan's interior minister says two people have been hospitalized and four others detained by police after clashes in a southern village where most residents are ethnic Uzbeks. More

SCO Military Exercises Due To Enter Final Stage

Army chiefs from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are due to monitor the final stage of ongoing antiterrorist drills in China on August 29. More

SCO Military Chiefs Agree To Improve Antiterrorism Operations

Military chiefs from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have agreed to improve joint antiterrorism operations. More

Gazprom Chief Visits Bishkek To Discuss Kyrgyzstan's Energy Security

The head of Russian energy giant Gazprom, Aleksei Miller, has visited Bishkek to discuss Kyrgyzstan's energy security after neighboring Uzbekistan halted supplies of natural gas. More

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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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