Author Archives: Ahmed Islamov

About Ahmed Islamov

I was born and raised in Uzbekistan and lived in that country for about two thirds of my life. I left the country about 14 years ago but sustained tight bonds with my family and friends living there. I know and communicate personally with hundreds of people including blue-, white- or pink-collar workers. I am naturally very attached to and concerned with everything that is going on there.

Central Asian Republics Welcome New US Approach Toward Region

By: Alexander Kim, The Jamestown Foundation On November 1, the city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, hosted the foreign ministers of the five Central Asian republics, who met together with US Secretary of State John Kerry in the newly introduced C5+1 format … Continue reading

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A Lament for Aylan Kurdi: No child is somebody’s child

When I first saw the picture of little Aylan Kurdi lying face down on the sand, I thought for a moment he was sleeping. A friend had shared it on Facebook and the accompanying caption was in Greek, so I … Continue reading

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Three Russians arrested in Uzbekistan for creating religious sect

MOSCOW, March 20 (RAPSI) – Uzbek police have arrested three Russians for creating and maintaining a religious sect, RIA Novosti reported on Friday, citing a spokesman of the Uzbek Interior Ministry. The police closed down the sect called the “House … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan Refuse To Cooperate with Russia On Security Russia is disappointed in the unwillingness of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to cooperate with its collective security bloc, and considers Iran to be a model those countries could follow, a senior Russian security official has said.

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Sheikh Muhammad Sadiq Muhammad Yusuf passed away

In the evening of March 10 in Tashkent, a prominent scientist of the Islamic world, the famous ulama Shaykh Muhammad Sadiq Muhammad Yusuf died of a heart attack. Sheikh Muhammad Sadiq Muhammad Yusuf was born on April 15, 1952 in … Continue reading

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Russian arms sales to Uzbekistani parties form alliance ahead of presidential election

Pro-Karimov parties join forces ahead of presidential vote Two of Uzbekistan’s leading political parties have formed a new coalition, the Bloc of Democratic Forces, that gives them a majority in the 150-seat parliament. Representatives of the Liberal Democratic and National … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan in pictures

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Uzbeks Arrested in US in Alleged Plot to Join Terror Group, Feds Say

Three New York City men were arrested today on charges they allegedly conspired to join ISIS in Syria, while also trying to carry out attacks on the terror group’s behalf in the United States, the authorities said. The men had … Continue reading

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Who is sneakier terrorists or IMF and WTO?

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan says on its website: measures are being taken to improve the skills of specialists of economic institutions of the Republic (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, Central Bank) in educational institutions of the IMF. … Continue reading

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President Karimov “recovered from coma” and started his election campaign

Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov met voters in Kashkadarya region. In his program he stressed on importance of consistency in further continuation of the large-scale socio-economic reforms and steady increase of incomes and quality of … Continue reading

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