Uzbek rights activist and journalist Dilmurod Sayyid (Saidov) has been transferred out of a maximum-security prison after several U.S. senators called on Uzbek authorities to free him.
Uzbekistan has signed contracts worth $1 billion to sell cotton from its 2013 harvest.
Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, appears to have confirmed reports the president's nephew has been arrested.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov is holding talks in the Latvian capital, Riga, with President Andris Berzins.
The report says China is home to 2.9 million slaves, Pakistan has 2.1 million, and there are 516,000 in Russia.
An Azerbaijani citizen has been found dead from an apparent stabbing in Moscow's eastern Izmailovo district, the second killing of a non-Russian in as many days.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov is expected to pay a state visit to Latvia this week.
A popular Uzbek singer, Jasur Umerov, has been stripped of his performing license after he failed to take part in mandatory cotton harvesting.
Seven citizens from Uzbekistan have been arrested in Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg, on charges of counterfeiting 5,000 ruble ($155) banknotes.
Thirteen people, most of them foreign nationals, have been killed in a latenight collision between a minibus and a truck in the southern Russian region of Samara.
Uzbek authorities have reportedly accepted responsibility for a Tajik train's derailing on its territory.
After disappearing over the weekend, Gulnara Karimova's Twitter account has reappeared. The daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov says her account was hacked.