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Latest Uzbekistan News

Russian Cabinet OKs Uzbek Debt Deal

The Russian government has agreed to send a debt agreement with Uzbekistan to the State Duma for ratification. More

Gulnara Karimova, once considered a potential successor to her father, President Islam Karimov, was embroiled in a corruption scandal that led to the dismantling of her business empire in 2014.

Karimova Pursuer Arrested

A former top Uzbek security official, who in his position oversaw corruption investigations into the activities of presidential daughter Gulnara Karimova, has been arrested. More

Amnesty Urges EU Action On Uzbekistan

Amnesty International has launched a petition drive calling on EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to take “all the necessary steps to ensure an end to abhorrent use of torture and abuse in Uzbekistan.” More

Uzbek's Terror Trial Begins In U.S.

Sixteen jurors were selected on July 13 on the first day of a U.S. trial of an Uzbek refugee charged with supporting a terrorist organization. More

Gulnara Karimova in a 2011 photo

U.S. Can Seize $300 Million Allegedly Linked To Russian-Uzbek Bribery Scandal

The U.S. Justice Department has won permission to seize $300 million allegedly linked to a Russian-Uzbek bribery scandal involving a close relative of Uzbek President Islam Karimov. More

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Tajikistan: The Far Outpost Of Great Powers

The risk to Tajikistan of Afghan spillover is probably not great, but it is real. Fortunately, China, Russia, and the United States take this threat to Tajikistan very seriously, and their combined efforts arguably make Tajikistan the Central Asian state least likely to experience serious difficulties emanating from Afghanistan. More

Audio Are The Central Asians The Losers In SCO Expansion?

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) added its first two new members at a summit on July 10 -- India and Pakistan. Some of the leaders at the summit were pleased to point out that the member states of their organization now accounted for nearly half the world's population. More
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Features & Commentary

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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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.
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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.
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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.
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