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Obidkhon Qori Nazarov was one of the most popular imams in Central Asia in the early 1990s.

Suspect In Uzbek Imam's Shooting Goes On Trial In Sweden

An Uzbek suspect in the 2012 assassination attempt on an outspoken emigre cleric living in Sweden has gone on trial. More

Uzbekistan Jails IS Militant Who Was Recruited In Russia

A court in Uzbekistan has sentenced a young Uzbek man to 13 years in jail on charges of fighting alongside Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. More

WATCH: Uzbek Dissident Murod Juraev Released After 21 Years

Video Uzbek Political Prisoner's 'Living Hell' Ends After 21 Years

One of the world's longest-imprisoned political activists has been freed after spending more than a third of his life "in living hell" in Uzbekistan. More

Until earlier this year, Jo Lunder had been CEO and a board member of Vimpelcom. (file photo)

VimpelCom Ex-CEO Arrested

Norwegian police say they have arrested the former chief of Russian telecoms provider Vimpelcom, which is embroiled in corruption allegations concerning its activities in Uzbekistan. More

VimpelCom Braces For Uzbek Probes

VimpelCom, the Dutch-based telecom that is majority-owned by some of Russia's wealthiest businessmen, says it will set aside nearly $1 billion in reserves to deal with a spiraling multinational corruption investigation involving its investments in Uzbekistan. More

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Turkish-Russian Tensions Put Central Asia In A Tough Spot

​Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane on November 24 has put the Central Asian states with Turkic peoples in an extremely awkward position. More

Tashkent Moves Against Terrorism

With fear of extremist attacks running high around the world, the authorities in Uzbekistan appear to moving to preempt any acts of terrorism there. More
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Features & Commentary

Uzbeks Unpick Cotton To Please No-Show PM

Farmers in Uzbekistan say they were told to glue cotton back to bolls to impress the visiting prime minister with a fake image of an abundant harvest.

Uzbek Officials: Pick Cotton Before Marrying

For Uzbekistan's government, cotton is king, and that means at harvest time everything else takes a backseat -- including matrimony, in some cases.

Uzbekistan Doesn't Believe In Political Science

Uzbekistan's Education Ministry has eliminated political science from university curriculums, saying it doesn't fit the domestic developmental model.
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