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Uzbekistan Bars Exiled Opposition Leader's Wife, Son

Uzbek authorities have barred the wife and a son of exiled opposition leader Bahodir Choriev from entering the country. More

Uzbekistan's Energy, Utility Prices To Increase On October 1

Prices for electricity, natural gas, heating, and water are due to rise in Uzbekistan beginning on October 1. More

Spokesman Says Karimova Will Not Get Fair Hearing In Uzbekistan

A spokesman for Gulnara Karimova says the eldest daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov is prepared to face a fair trial but won't get one in Uzbekistan. More

EBRD Lowers Forecasts Due To Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says the Ukraine crisis is weighing heavily on economies where the bank operates, including Central and Southeastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. More

Islamic Group Member Said Beaten By Police in Kyrgyzstan

Relatives say security forces severely beat a member of a banned Islamic group while arresting him in southern Kyrgyzstan. More

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Photogallery Karimova Pictured Under 'House Arrest'

Gulnara Karimova, an erstwhile globe-trotting fashionista now facing what she calls politically motivated corruption charges, is shown in the photos apparently being hassled by camouflaged security officers outside her home, where she has reportedly been under house arrest. More

Gulnara Karimova's Spectacular Fall From Grace

Gulnara Karimova once had it all. But the jet-setting daughter of Uzbekistan's president could now face prison. More
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Features & Commentary

Video Comedy Troupe Too Risque For Uzbek Stage

Million is one of the top comedy acts in Uzbekistan, with sold-out performances and thousands of adoring fans. But the authorities have banned the troupe after it failed to clean up its act.

Photogallery Interview: Karimova House-Arrest Pics Show 'What Happens Every Day'

Locksley Ryan, Gulnara Karimova's London-based spokesman, discusses his recent release of photographs showing the Uzbek president's daughter under house arrest.

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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