Uzbekistan

20 June 2018
Uzbekistan’s Afghan Peace Overture

Officials have made direct contact with the Taliban as a prelude to peace talks.

 
4 June 2018
Contaminated Aral Sea Salt Causes Havoc Premium

An unusual storm made breathing difficult and raised fears of crop damage as dust and salt from the desiccated Aral Sea spread over hundreds of kilometers.

 
7 May 2018
Uzbek President Orders End to Potemkin Villages Premium

Mirziyoyev’s campaign to undo the strongman policies of his predecessor continues, if not without a hitch or two.

 
26 February 2018
Uzbekistan Plans Maiden Bond Sale Premium

Central Asia’s once isolated states are increasingly seeking foreign money to kick start their economies.

 
16 February 2018
Tajikistan in Landmark Power Deal With Uzbekistan Premium

Their ties have been strained for much of the quarter-century since independence, but Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are moving swiftly to patch things up.

 
15 February 2018
Rights Groups Call for Release of Uzbek Journalist Premium

Watchdogs say illegal arrests and torture of prisoners continue even as government eases burdens on the citizenry.

 
2 February 2018
Notorious Uzbek Security Chief Ousted Premium

President Mirziyoyev slates security police for magnifying trivial matters into national threats, vows to end repression.

 
29 January 2018
Uzbek with Shady Past Takes Charge at World Boxing Body Premium

Gafur Rakhimov is under U.S. sanctions as a suspected kingpin of a Eurasian crime syndicate.

 
22 January 2018
Uzbekistan’s First Islamic University Opens Premium

Landmark event marks a further gesture by the secular authorities to the faith of the majority.

 
18 December 2017
Warming Spell Forecast on Uzbek-Kyrgyz Border Premium

Troubled region welcomes readiness to address longstanding grievances on both sides.

 

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