A new draft antismoking law could deprive Central Asian migrants in Russia of one of their few pleasures -- a smokeless tobacco called nasvai.
Uzbek trucks carrying food and gasoline have crossed the Kyrgyz border and reached Uzbekistan's Sokh and Shokhimardon districts.
Brahma Chellaney, a professor at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research, has sounded alarms about the potential for conflict over water resources in Asia. RFE/RL talks to Chellaney about where the potential conflicts lie.
Kyrgyzstan's State Border Guard Service has rejected media reports that a Kyrgyz helicopter illegally entered the airspace of neighboring Uzbekistan earlier this month.
Kyrgyz authorities have agreed to allow Uzbek trucks carrying food and gasoline to cross into Uzbekistan's Sokh and Shokhimardon districts.
From charges of torture in its prisons to boycotts over children working in its cotton fields, it's not often that Uzbekistan is praised by an international organization these days.
Talks to resolve the tense situation in Uzbekistan’s Sokh district, an exclave inside Kyrgyzstan's Batken Province, have stalled.
They say good fences make good neighbors. But Central Asian residents watching a barbed-wire barricade go up between their Ferghana Valley villages may not all agree.
Kyrgyz officials have started installing barbed-wire fences around Uzbekistan's Sokh district.
Uzbekistan has found itself in even lonelier company this week after Cuba moved to scrap exit visas -- leaving the Central Asian state in a shrinking pool of countries still keeping such travel restrictions on their citizens.
Russian mobile phone service giant MTS says its subsidiary in Uzbekistan has filed for bankruptcy.
Kyrgyz media is reporting that Uzbekistan has started paying compensation to some Kyrgyz citizens for property damage incurred during the violence in and around Uzbekistan's Sokh district earlier this month.