In a rare public protest in Uzbekistan, a group of retirees recently took to the streets to demand that their local government drop its newfangled debit-card system and pay their pensions in cash.
Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin has defeated 12-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic in a stunning second-round upset at the Australian Open on January 19.
Turkish police on January 18 rounded up 27 people mostly from Central Asia, who they said were linked to an Uzbek man suspected of killing 39 people at a New Year's party in an Istanbul nightclub.
Turkish authorities say they have captured the man they believe gunned down 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of the late Uzbek President Islam Karimov, was questioned by Swiss prosecutors in December over money-laundering accusations.
Human Rights Watch says threats to human rights are increasing as authoritarian leaders tighten their hold on power in many countries and populist parties rise in the West.
Kazakhstan will promote the interests of the five former Soviet republics of Central Asia during its 2017-18 stint in the UN Security Council, President Nursultan Nazarbaev says.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyaev has harshly criticized the country's prosecutors, calling on them to treat ordinary citizens and entrepreneurs properly.
Turkish police have identified the alleged New Year's Eve nightclub attacker in Istanbul as a citizen of Uzbekistan named Abdulkadir Masharipov.
President Shavkat Mirziyaev has postponed by nearly four years a plan to introduce visa-free travel in Uzbekistan for citizens from 27 other countries.
A utility provider is billing residents of apartment buildings in one Uzbek city for what it says are unpaid bills from almost two decades ago.
It looks like Turkmenistan might be left with just one customer for its natural gas. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.)