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Putin: India, Pakistan Could Join SCO In 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held out the possibility that India and Pakistan could join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2017. More

SCO Leaders Meeting In Tashkent

Presidents of member states and countries with the status of observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) were in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, on June 23 for the start of a two-day summit. More

Kremlin: SCO To Discuss Afghanistan At Summit

Russia says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss a "very tense situation" in Afghanistan when the grouping holds its summit in Uzbekistan this week. More

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden slammed recent anti-Muslim and pro-Russia stands taken by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Biden Slams Trump's Anti-Muslim Stands, Embrace Of Putin

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's anti-Muslim policies could backfire and hurt the United States. More

Xi Says Serbia Could Play Important Role In New ‘Silk Road’

Serbia could play a significant role in Beijing’s ambitious plan for a new “Silk Road” to increase trade with Europe, Asia, and Africa, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on June 19. More

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Audio Majlis Podcast: Confusion, Fighting In Northern Afghanistan

To get a better idea of what the situation is in northern Afghanistan and how this might be viewed from Central Asia, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, gathered a majlis, or panel, to discuss current events along the Afghan-Central Asian border. More

The Taliban Offensive South Of Turkmenistan

Barely three years ago, northern Afghanistan was a relatively peaceful part of the country. This year there is fighting in all eight of the Afghan provinces that border Central Asia. It's been close to two decades since there was such widespread violence along Central Asia's southern border. More
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Features & Commentary

No Shave, No Soccer: Bearded Uzbek Fans Report Being Barred From Stadium

Bearded soccer fans in the Uzbek city of Bukhara say they were not allowed to enter a stadium to watch a match until they shaved off their facial hair.

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.
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