U.S. officials say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged greater respect for human rights during a meeting with Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov, whose regime has been accused of serious rights abuses.
Experts from the region and beyond are gathering in Kazan to discuss how to preserve Turkic languages in a rapidly globalizing world.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has called on neighboring Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to join a new regional economic body linking Turkic-speaking countries.
Uzbekistan is reporting sales of some $550 million worth of cotton and textiles at the two-day International Cotton and Textile Fair held in Tashkent.
A BBC reporter in the northern Tajik province of Sughd has been sentenced to three years imprisonment -- but set free under an amnesty law.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has agreed to attend two international conferences on Afghanistan later this year.
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Uzbek President Islam Karimov has signed a decree forbidding the naming of towns, regions, villages, factories, streets, or buildings after people or historical events.
Uzbekistan has opened its seventh International Cotton and Textile Fair in Tashkent with some 330 companies from 38 countries sending representatives, even as others boycott the event.
A judge in southern Kyrgyzstan has rejected a request by the fugitive leader of the local Uzbek community to stop his trial on the grounds that it is "persecution."
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has met with the U.S. and German special representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The American presidential hopeful says he'll study up on "insignificant" nations when he's due to travel to them.