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Latest Uzbekistan News

Uzbek Man Detained For Attempted Snatching Bride In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz authorities have arrested an Uzbek man for attempting to snatch a bride in the city of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan. More

Relatives Believe Uzbek Man Was Tortured To Death In Custody

Relatives of an Uzbek man who died in police custody this month say they believe he was tortured to death by police. More

Workers toiled in the fields for 10 hours a day with little rest and no days off, and their living quarters were often unheated, overcrowded, and lacking clean water and washing facilities.

Uzbek Cotton Harvest Slammed

The Uzbek-German Forum For Human Rights (UGF) has criticized Uzbek authorities for forcing "more than 1 million" Uzbeks to pick cotton in 2014. More

Karakalpak Activist Says Uzbek Authorities Arrested His Relatives

Uzbek activist Aman Sagidullaev, who is in self-imposed exile in Kyrgyzstan, says Uzbek authorities have arrested five of his brothers over his political activities. More

Uzbek President Sworn In

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been sworn into office for a fourth term. More

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Latest Blog Posts

A Bad Sign From Karimov's Inauguration Speech

Uzbek President Islam Karimov was sworn in for a fourth term on April 10, and there were some disturbing signs during his inauguration speech. More

Uzbekistan Would 'Cooperate With Russia' To Combat Domestic Security Threat By IS

Uzbekistan is taking "necessary measures" to counter the threat of the Islamic State (IS) militant group to domestic security, and would cooperate with Russia in the event of any mobilization by IS on Uzbek soil, Tashkent-based political analyst Rafik Saifullin says. More
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Features & Commentary

Central Asia Medical Workers Struggle To Escape Yemen Violence

The conflict in Yemen has left hundreds of Central Asian medical workers struggling to find a way out.
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New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

China's decision to establish a new China-led development bank for Asia is causing major headaches in Washington. As countries -- including, now, Russia -- rush in to join the bank before a March 31 deadline, the United States looks increasingly isolated.
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U.S. Reassesses Central Asia Strategy

The State Department says it has completed a review of U.S. policy toward Central Asia at a time of economic and political uncertainty in the region.
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Out Of The Uzbek Cotton Fields, On To The Scrap Yard

Uzbek schoolchildren don't have to pick cotton anymore, but they still have to meet collection quotas for metal, paper, and other recyclables needed by the state.
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Activists Seek To Give Uzbeks Real Choice In Presidential Vote

Lacking a transparent presidential election with a range of candidates in Uzbekistan, activists outside the country created a virtual one online.
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