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"I think we have a lot of indications that the attack was ordered in Uzbekistan," says Swedish prosecutor Krister Petersson. (file photo)

Uzbek Regime 'Behind' Shooting

A Swedish prosecutor says there is abundant evidence suggesting that Uzbek authorities were behind a February 2012 assassination attempt against an outspoken emigre cleric who was critical of President Islam Karimov's government. More

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko is one of the imprisoned women being highlighted by the U.S. State Department's new campaign.

U.S. Highlights Women Political Prisoners

The United States has launched a campaign to highlight cases of women who Washington says have been “unjustly imprisoned” by governments around the world. More

Uzbek President Islam Karimov

Karimov Rules Out Foreign Bases

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has ruled out the establishment of any foreign military base in his country. More

Asia, Ex-Soviet Union Leaders To Make Show Of Support At Chinese WWII Event

Chinese authorities are planning lavish celebrations marking the anniversary of the end of World War II on September 3, an event largely being shunned by Western leaders but drawing a host of leaders from Asia and the former Soviet Union. More

Russian Treasures In Uzbek Museum Feared At Risk

A world-renowned collection of avant-garde Russian art housed in a remote museum in Uzbekistan may be at risk after the director was abruptly fired on what staff say were trumped-up charges. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Why An Uzbek Militant Commander Got His Son Killed Fighting In Syria

The Islamic State (IS) group is notorious for recruiting, training, and exploiting children on the battlefield, as are other militant groups in Syria. This would seem to include their own offspring. More

Uzbekistan's Independence Day: Preparations Of Epic Proportions

Uzbekistan celebrates Independence Day on September 1 and there is always much to do ahead of this occasion, including a perennial ingredient in such preparations: security sweeps across the country. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

Hard Times: Why Are Commodity-Exporting Countries In Trouble?

As commodity-exporting countries worldwide face problems, Kazakhstan is the latest to feel the economic pain.

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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