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A top Uzbek security official who oversaw the corruption probe into Gulnara Karimova has been placed under house arrest.

Uzbek Security Official Under House Arrest

An arrested former top Uzbek security official who oversaw corruption investigations into the activities of presidential daughter Gulnara Karimova has been put under house arrest. More

Telenor Sells Stake In Russian VimpelCom

Norwegian telecom giant Telenor says it will sell its remaining stake in the Russian phone company VimpelCom, after years of on-again, off-again conflict between the two companies. More

Attack On U.S. Embassy In Tashkent

The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent says an unidentified assailant has tossed "two improvised incendiary devices on to embassy grounds.” More

Uzbeks celebrate Eid al-Adha in the city of Shahrisabz in the Qashqadaryo region. (file photo)

Uzbek Children Banned From Praying

Uzbekistan's government has banned people under the age of 18 from attending regular Friday Prayers or special prayer services at mosques across the country, including the Eid al-Adha celebrations on September 24 that mark the end of the hajj. More

Central Asian Group Allies With Al-Qaeda

A group of around 1,500 Chechen, Uzbek, and Tajik fighters in Syria has pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front, a group monitoring the war said September 23. More

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The Last Moments Of A Suicide Bomber In Syria

An Uzbek militant has carried out a suicide truck bombing in the predominantly Shi'ite town of Fua in Idlib Province, part of a major attack against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian forces by Islamist factions led by Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate, the Al-Nusra Front. More

Uzbek Militant: Jihad Has No Age Limit

An Uzbek militant who claims to be fighting alongside the Taliban-aligned Imam Bukhari Jamaat in Syria has attempted to justify the use of children as fighters on the battlefield. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

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.
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