Media advocacy watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it is unblocking access to nine news websites in an effort to combat online censorship by governments that violate human rights.
Colleagues say Uzbek human rights activist Aliqul Sarimsoqov has been forcibly placed in a psychiatric clinic.
Police in a Moscow suburb have arrested two men from Central Asia for attempting to sell a newborn girl.
Russia has called for the strengthening of efforts by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) group to the organization's members.
Tens of thousands have bid farewell in Tashkent to Uzbekistan's most prominent Islamic scholar, Muhammad-Sodiq Muhammad-Yusuf.
Five Uzbek nationals reported killed fighting alongside militants in Syria in February had been labor migrants in Russia, according to a report by RFE/RL's Uzbek Service, Radio Ozodi.
Colleagues say an Uzbek human rights activist whose group opposes another term for President Islam Karimov has been missing for several days.
The Ferghana Valley in Central Asia has for years been a hotbed for drugs, smuggling, and Islamic extremism. One of the most densely populated areas of the region, it has now become fertile ground for Islamic State militants.
The background of a Kazakh teenager arrested in the United States on suspicion of assisting the Islamic State (IS) group is shrouded in mystery, an investigation by RFE/RL's Kazakh Service has revealed.
Kyrgyz officials say six people have been detained for illegally crossing the border from Uzbekistan.
Uzbek authorities have confirmed that a popular TV anchor was killed and said they have arrested a suspect.
A new video titled I'm A Russian Occupier defends Russia's occupation of neighboring countries and warns the world not to "mess" with Russians.