23 November 2005 (NCA) -- NATO said today that the Uzbek government has told the alliance it can no longer use Uzbekistan's territory or airspace for operations in neighboring Afghanistan.
Galima Bukharbaeva, a former correspondent for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, has been honored with an International Press Freedom Award for her coverage of the violence in the town of Andijon in May.
23 November 2005 -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has refuted reports it was considering closing down all its operations in Uzbekistan, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reported.
Galima Bukharbaeva (file photo) (official website)
Prague, 23 November 2005 (RFE/RL)-- An Uzbek journalist has been honored with an International Press Freedom Award for her coverage of the violence in the town of Andijon last May.
23 November 2005 -- A committee of the United Nations General Assembly has urged Uzbek authorities to stop harassing witnesses to the government's violent suppression of a demonstration in the town of Andijon.
22 November 2005 -- The United States says the last American troops have flown out of the Karshi-Khanabad Air Base in Uzbekistan, ending four years of operations at the base to supportoperations in neighboring Afghanistan.
<p>21 November 2005 -- Russian security forces have reportedly arrested two Uzbek nationals wanted by Uzbek authorities in connection to an uprising earlier this year in Uzbekistan's eastern city of Andijon.</p>
21 November 2005 -- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is debating closing down all its operations in Uzbekistan because of the deteriorating political situation there.
21 November 2005 -- Uzbekistan has rejected European Union criticism about the trial of 15 men convicted of organizing an uprising in the eastern city of Andijon, calling it "unprecedented political pressure."
Tashkent, 18 November 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Uzbek President Islam Karimov today appointed his Security Council secretary, Ruslan Mirzaev, as defense minister, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reported.
18 November 2005 -- Uzbek President Islam Karimov today unexpectedly sacked Defense Minister Kadir Gulyamov.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has always pursued his alliances with a keen eye to threats. "Let me warn some aggressive forces around us that look at us with an evil eye or with evil intentions: now you know we are not alone," he said in March 2002.