A senior Tajik railways official says Dushanbe has retaliated against the huge tariff increases imposed by Uzbekistan on rail freight bound for Tajikistan.
The longtime governor of Uzbekistan's Bukhara region has been sacked at a special session of the regional legislature.
In early December a young Uzbek woman was reported to have committed suicide following a days-long police interrogation. That story, it now turns out, was a hoax.
Football's international governing body, FIFA, has decided to take away the 2012 Women's Under-20 World Cup from host Uzbekistan because of "logistical and technical issues."
The head of the UN's World Food Program (WFP) office in Tajikistan says Uzbekistan's decision to block rail traffic to Tajikistan threatens to create severe food shortages.
Human Rights Watch has leveled sharp criticism at Uzbekistan over its rights record and chided Western governments for turning a blind eye to such abuses in an effort to foster closer ties with the administration of President Islam Karimov.
The world marks the 20th anniversary of the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union after nearly 70 years.
Kyrgyz border officials say Uzbek border guards are refusing to release a Kyrgyz citizen detained on December 4 despite a pledge to Kyrgyz authorities to do so.
Soaring fuel prices; electricity rationing; early snow -- it's enough to send people scurrying for alternative ways to heat their homes and cook their meals.
Though the Karimova sisters' personal fortunes may be on the wane this year, they’re working overtime to maintain their very secure place atop Uzbekistan's most-hated list.
Uzbekistan's Senate, the upper house of parliament, has adopted a bill that would change the term in office for a president back to five years instead of the current seven-year term.
For years, Uzbek authorities have denied widespread reports that children are sent to the fields to pick cotton every harvest season. Now viewers can see for themselves, thanks to video footage collected by human rights activists.