Saturday, November 22, 2014


Latest Uzbekistan News

Czech President Zeman, Karimov Expected In Astana Next Week

Czech President Milos Zeman and Uzbek President Islam Karimov are both expected to visit Kazakhstan next week. More

Western Firms Help C. Asia States Spy

A report by a privacy watchdog group says U.S. and Israeli companies have supplied Central Asian states with sophisticated surveillance technology that gives them extensive power to monitor the communications of government opponents and other citizens. More

Five countries – India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Russia – account for 61 percent of slavery.

Report: 35 Million Trapped In Slavery

A report says more than 35 million people around the world are trapped in modern forms of slavery, including forced labor, forced marriages, human trafficking, debt bondage, and commercial sexual exploitation. More

Uzbek Border Guards Shoot Kyrgyz National Dead

Uzbek border guards have shot and killed a Kyrgyz citizen in the latest violent incident in the tense border between the two Central Asian nations. More

Uzbek Hurdle To Kyrgyz Power Imports

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev says Turkmenistan is prepared to provide his country with up to 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. More

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Video Pink Floyd And The Aral Sea

Pink Floyd creative director Aubrey Powell talked to RFE/RL's Uzbek Service about the choice of Kazakhstan and the Aral Sea for the "Louder Than Words" music video, the difficulties in obtaining permission to film there, and the message behind the legendary English rockers' video. More

Main Uzbek Militant Faction In Syria Swears Loyalty To Taliban

The largest Uzbek militant faction in Syria has pledged an oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. More
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Features & Commentary

Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.
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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.
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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.
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