Uzbekistan is allowing foreigners to hunt animals, including rare and endangered species, in exchange for cash.
Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.
A group of Central Asian militants from the predominantly Uzbek faction Katibat al-Imam Bukhari have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Uzbek militants fighting with the Islamic State (IS) militant group in the Syrian town of Kobani made a “patriotic” propaganda video address inside the town, RFE/RL’s Uzbek service reports.
Uzbek exiles and rights activists are urging the United States to press Uzbekistan over its political prisoners ahead of next year's presidential election in the Central Asian nation.
Relatives of an Uzbek university student who died at a compulsory cotton picking site have filed a lawsuit with regional prosecutor's office.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has discussed gas pipelines to China, allocation of water in Central Asia, and the situation in Afghanistan during a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in Ashgabat.
A Kyrgyz delegation was due to arrive in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, to discuss electricity exports.
Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov has arrived in Turkmenistan for an official visit
As if there were not enough militant problems for Central Asia already, some sources suggest the Islamic militant group currently dominating world headlines is also Central Asia’s greatest extremist challenge.
Xenophobia is widespread in Russia according to public opinion polls. A new video by a rights group says it leads to fascism.
Amnesty International says nearly 200,000 people have signed a petition calling on Uzbek President Islam Karimov to immediately release a woman it calls a “prisoner of conscience.”