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Latest Uzbekistan News

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

U.S. Asks Uzbekistan Join Fight Against IS

The United States has asked Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition fighting the Islamic State group. More

Obidkhon Qori Nazarov was shot at least three times in the Swedish town of Stromsund in February 2012.

Extradition In Uzbek Cleric Shooting

An Uzbek suspect in the 2012 shooting of an outspoken emigrant cleric who was critical of the Uzbek regime has been extradited to Sweden. More

Marinika Babanazarova had been director of the Karakalpakstan State Art Museum for more than 30 years.

Uzbek Art Museum Director Fired

The director of a renowned museum of Russian avant garde art in Uzbekistan has been abruptly sacked. More

Gulnara Karimova has been under house arrest since last year

Karimova's Ex-Associates Arrested

Authorities in Uzbekistan have arrested nine more individuals with current or former business ties to Gulnara Karimova, further widening the pall of corruption around the disgraced eldest daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov. More

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How An Ethnic Uzbek From Kyrgyzstan Joined Al-Qaeda In Syria (And Died)

White Minaret, the Russian-language media wing of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, has provided an account of an ethnic Uzbek from Kyrgyzstan who fought and died for the group. More

Audio What Next For The Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan?

In early August, news broke that Usmon Ghazi, the current leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), had pledged the Central Asian militant group's allegiance to Islamic State. In an attempt to shed some light on the IMU's current situation, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service assembled a panel to discuss this development, Ghazi's leadership of the movement, and what it could mean for the IMU’s future. More
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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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