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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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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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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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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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New York, Uzbek Immigrants Invigorate High School Wrestling

An influx of immigrants from Uzbekistan, which has a long history of success in fight sports, have transformed New York’s high school wrestling competition.

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Tashkent in pictures. February 14.

Uzbek authorities have for years discouraged the “alien” Valentine’s Day celebrations such as lovers sending cards to each, saying that young people should instead enjoy the poetry of 16th-century regional conqueror Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur. And celebrate his birthday on that … Continue reading

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Uzbekistan increases gold production by 4% in 2014 – US Geological Survey

Uzbekistan increased gold production by 4% to 102 tonnes against 98 tones in 2013, said the report of United States Geological Survey.

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Imprisoned journalist, religion expert is freed from prison

Khayrullo Khamidov, a renowned journalist and an enlightener in issues of religion, was freed from an Uzbek prison ahead of his scheduled release date. Mr. Khamidov was imprisoned as part of a group of five persons whom the Tashkent Regional … Continue reading

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