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Reuters reported that representatives of the group have made no application to attend the March 26-27 meeting in the Uzbek capital Tashkent, ... Conference participants will call for an urgent start of direct talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban, the press office of Uzbekistan's foreign ministry ...
But ties rapidly deteriorated, with Tajikistan accusing Uzbekistan of supporting colonel Makhmud Khudoberdiyev, who invaded north Tajikistan in 1998 (Radio Azattyq, December 30, 2009). In turn, Uzbekistan's government accused Tajikistan of harboring the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which ...

Turkish Airlines, the airline which flies to more countries than any other, has today announced it is launching flights to Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 16 ... The route's inaugural flight will take place on 16 March 2018, and representatives from the Uzbek government, Samarkand International Airport and ...
Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev's case is seen as a test of President Shavkat Mirziyoev, who has promised reforms, and of his government's ... to psychological torture including threats that his daughter who lives in Russia would be raped, his other children living in Uzbekistan would be killed, and ...
Steve Swerdlow, the Central Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch, said in a statement, "Today, I got a Skype message I will treasure: the government of Uzbekistan has finally released journalist Yusuf Ruzimuradov after 19 long years in jail." "So today for his family, for him and for us it's an amazing ...

Human-rights activists are celebrating after the world's longest-imprisoned journalist was freed after 19 years in jail in Uzbekistan. .... CPJ called on Uzbek authorities to take further steps to improve the climate for the media by dropping charges against two independent journalists who are due in court in a ...
The case is emerging a decisive test of the Uzbek government's commitment to overhauling the justice system and addressing widespread allegations of abuse by the SNB. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has since coming to power in 2016 taken tentative steps toward political liberalization and reversing the ...

Uzbekistan has freed a reporter who was incarcerated for nearly two decades on sedition charges, the longest-known prison term served by a journalist, human rights advocates said Friday. The reporter, Yusuf Ruzimuradov, 64, who worked for a newspaper banned by the Uzbek authorities, had been held ...
Uzbekistan's government has heeded calls from both radical Islamists and moderate Muslims to ban the program. Such a development was inconceivable before the death in 2016 of President Islam Karimov, the autocrat who had kept Uzbekistan under a tight rein since 1989 and was highly suspicious of ...
The Uzbek bond could be issued in either U.S. dollars or euros, according to Finance Minister Djamshid Kuchkarov, who visited partners and ratings agencies in New York last week to gauge the feasibility of the government's plan. Ultimately, the sale will be worth between $200 million and $300 million.
The news was greeted with approval by Islamic clerics and moral guardians exercised by the extramarital shenanigans playing out onscreen. They had every reason to feel satisfied. The cancellation was forced by a burst of grassroots agitation unusual for Uzbekistan, where the government has historically ...
An Uzbek court has agreed to look into allegations of torture by journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev, as his trial got under way in Tashkent on March 7. The first ... is being closely watched by human rights advocates, opposition activists, and journalists as a test of the government's vows to reform Uzbek society.
The ice is broken in relations between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the thaw is well under way, and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev is going to Tajikistan on ... Uzbek troops were already in Tajikistan by that time, aiding government forces, and they would stay there until after the Tajik civil war ended.
As interior minister, Almatov led the negotiations with the leaders of the armed group. Almatov was said to have offered the leaders of the group safe passage out of Uzbekistan, but the talks went nowhere. In the late afternoon, Uzbek troops, many of them Interior Ministry forces, entered Andijon from all ...
The Uzbekistan-Tajikistan relationship was in particularly poor condition by the time Mirziyoyev took over in Tashkent, having deteriorated steadily ... and that the Uzbek government had recently approved a decision to resume operations at nine border checkpoints — eight on highways and one via rail.


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