Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged members of a regional security alliance to be prepared to take "preventive measures" against the Islamic State (IS) group in Central Asia.
The vote monitoring arm of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says Uzbekistan's parliamentary elections lacked real competition.
A Germany-based news website focused on Uzbekistan has closed down, a month after the names of some of its contributors inside the Central Asian country were publicized following the hacking of the chief editor's computer and e-mail account.
Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.
Uzbek migrant laborers returning from Russia to Uzbekistan to pick up their new biometric passports are being invited by Uzbekistan's National Security Service (SNB) to have a "conversation" after they return.
Three Central Asian languages have been included in Google's online translation system.
More than 3,000 Uzbek military officers and cadets will receive education in Russia next year.
Authorities in Uzbekistan say dozens of paintings at the Tashkent State Arts Museum have been sold off and replaced by fakes.
As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.
Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov has asked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for assistance in combating the threat of extremism in the region.
Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.
Reports from Turkey say a prominent Uzbek imam -- a critic of Uzbekistan’s government who was considered a radical Islamist -- has been shot dead in Istanbul.