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The fact that the company is discussing such an opportunity with the authorities of Uzbekistan has been revealed by Director General of Rosatom, Alexey Likhachev, who held a meeting today with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Rambler.News reports on Friday. Mr. Likhachev has noted ... nuclear power plant
It is a measure of how repressive Uzbekistan was under its first post-Soviet president, Islam Karimov, that the first, tentative steps by his successor to curb the secret police are raising high hopes of an Uzbek Spring in the making. Yet with democracy in retreat across much of the former Soviet empire ...

Border officials in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have agreed to intensify coordination following the recent fatal shooting of a Kyrgyz citizen by Uzbek frontier guards. Following a meeting in the Uzbek city of Namangan this week, officials from both countries agreed to forbid the deployment of live fire ...
This year, Uzbekistan is organizing its first ever nation-wide al-Quran reciters competition (Muslim.uz, December 22, 2017). Perhaps this kind of competition would be a run-of-the-mill event in any other Muslim majority country; but for Uzbekistan, which is trying to unshackle itself from the repressive ...
Uzbekistan has just adopted a new law regulating the functions of its security services, the recently rebranded State Security Service, or SGB. The legislation was adopted by the lower house of parliament on March 15 and then approved by the Senate, the Oliy Majlis. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev ...

The report recognizes Uzbekistan's "significant break with its past" trends as the "first, meager, shoots of spring." Shavkat Mirziyoyev's unconstitutional ascension to the acting presidency in the wake of Islam Karimov's death and the pervasive nature of the "system Karimov built" are set against modest ...
SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan -- Every five to 10 minutes, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, a fresh group of Uzbek pilgrims troops into the tomb of their late president, the dictator Islam Karimov, to pay homage at his white onyx sarcophagus, and listen to prayers chanted in his honor. At this point, ...
The detention center in Tashkent, the Uzbek capital, is where Bobomurod Abdullaev, a freelance journalist, was taken and, according to his wife and lawyer, tortured after agents of Uzbekistan's feared National Security Service grabbed him off the street in September. But it was also where Mr. ...
Visiting U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon has met with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev in Tashkent. The Uzbek Foreign Ministry says the sides discussed bilateral ties and international and regional issues at the meeting on March 26, before an international conference ...
One of the vital steps in this direction was it accession to the Agreement on the Establishment of an International Transport and Transit Corridor between Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (Ashgabat Agreement) last month, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Oman and the India visit of ...
The government of Uzbekistan has warned citizens to use their kitchen gardens "efficiently" or face a triple land tax, it's been reported. According to the Daryo.uz news website, officials will monitor every household twice a year to "study the public's interest in farming, building a greenhouse, and keeping ...
After the US State Department designated the Uzbek jihadist faction Katibat Imam al Bukhari (KIB) as a global terrorist organization last week, several jihadi figures and groups, including KIB itself, released statements denouncing the move. In its own statement, which was released on its Telegram channel, ...
President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul for Uzbekistan on Monday to participate in the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan that will bring together senior officials from around the world to discuss the prospects of peace in the country. “I left Kabul for Tashkent to attend Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan. On the ...
Uzbek human rights activist Musajon Bobojonov has been handed a suspended three-year prison sentence after being convicted on extremism-related charges that he rejects. At a March 26 hearing, the Quva District Court in the Ferghana region found Bobojonov guilty of preparation, possession, ...
From March 25-27, delegations from across the region and around the world will gather in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, specifically to confront the Afghanistan problem. The conference, co-hosted with the Afghan government, follows innumerable other efforts to breathe life into the peace process in ...
Uzbekistan and the United Kingdom signed a memorandum on international military cooperation during the meeting between Uzbek Foreign Minister General-Major Abdusalom Azizov and British ambassador in Uzbekistan Christopher Allan, Uzbek media reported on March 17. The agreement provides for ...

The IAEA conducted an Operational and Maintenance Assessment for Research Reactors (OMARR) mission to Uzbekistan's sole operating research reactor, WWR-SM. The mission, which took place last week upon request by the Government, was aimed at improving operational and maintenance ...
Some 4 million tourists are expected to visit Uzbekistan in 2018, Uzbek media reported on March 16 citing data of the Uzbek State Committee on Development of Tourism. According to Deputy Chairman of the State Committee Shakhrukh Sharakhmetov, a number of tourists visiting Uzbekistan is constantly ...
CAIRO – 16 March 2018: Egypt's embassies in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Uzbekistan started early Friday to receive Egyptian expatriates who will cast their ballots for the 2018 presidential election. Egyptian expatriates began lining up at polling stations in different countries such as Australia and New ...
There's always someone who will say your wedding plans are OTT, but what if the voice of reason is your president? A government document proposing radical restrictions on weddings has had a mixed response on social media in Uzbekistan. Guest lists of 400 and motorcades are the norm in the ...
President Shavkat Mirziyoev has changed the name of Uzbekistan's national security service, a move seen as another step aimed at shaking up the long-feared main successor of the KGB in the Central Asian country. Mirziyoev signed a decree on March 14 changing the name from the National Security ...
On a recent visit to Nargis, a new Park Slope outpost of an Uzbek restaurant in Sheepshead Bay, I found myself excitedly making connections. The pan-fried beef dumplings called chuchvara, small and dense, blanketed in caramelized onion and dill and served with sour cream, had a nuggety shape that ...
TASHKENT -- A judge says that a medical examination has not confirmed torture claims by an Uzbek journalist who is on trial. Judge Zafar Nurmatov said on March 15 at the trial of Bobomurod Abdullaev that "results of a complex medical examination" on Abdullaev had come back negative. On March 7 ...
Over the past 20 years, the number of preschools in Uzbekistan has decreased by almost half (45%) and today, only 818,000 out of 2,450,000 children have access to preschool education. In order to increase enrollment, the Government of Uzbekistan is actively investing in the preschool sector. The World ...
President Shavkat Mirziyoev has changed the name of Uzbekistan's national security service, a move seen as another step aimed at shaking up the long-feared main successor of the KGB in the Central Asian country. Mirziyoev signed a decree on March 14 changing the name from the National Security ...
Police in the Uzbek capital are now banned from hiding behind trees "and other objects" while carrying out transport checks, it's reported. The Tashkent police department issued the decree on 12 March, as part of a string of ongoing transport reforms in the country. Uzbek citizens can now report complaints ...
The initiative of regular consultative meetings of the Central Asian leaders was put forward by President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev during the international conference 'Central Asia: Shared Past and Common Future, Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Mutual Prosperity' held on 10-11 ...
Not counting the Aral Sea summit of April 28, 2009, which was dedicated to one topic, there have been only five such meetings since the U.S.S.R. collapsed in late 1991 and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan became independent. There have been 17 total solar eclipses ...
Uzbekistan has embarked—with great determination—on reforms to address the country's most pressing challenges, foremost the lack of jobs. The country's working-age population has increased rapidly over the last two decades, and about 500,000 new job seekers continue to enter the labor market each ...
Uzbekistan has seriously taken up the issue of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this regard, the country is implementing a number of measures, podrobno.uz reported. In particular, not only international experts and domestic ministries and agencies are involved in this process, but also ...
On March 7, prominent Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev attended his hearing, arguing that his jailers had subjected him to torture and threatened to rape his daughter. Judge Zafar Nurmatov presided over the hearing of Abdullayev and his co-defendants: blogger Havot Hon Narsriddinov, along with ...
The Taliban is likely to miss an Afghan peace conference at which participants are set to call for direct talks between the militant group and the government of President Ashraf Ghani, the foreign ministry in Uzbekistan said on Monday. Reuters reported that representatives of the group have made no ...
Relations between the two countries, and especially between former Uzbek President Islam Karimov and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon, have been tense for more than two decades, due to Uzbekistan's support for one of the “losing sides” in Tajikistan's civil war, from 1992 to 1997. Rahmon, who ...
The statement comes after the foreign ministry in Uzbekistan said on Monday that the Taliban are likely to miss an Afghan peace conference at which participants are set to call for direct talks between the militant group and the government of President Ashraf Ghani. Representatives of the group have made ...
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 ...
Al Sadd are in revenge mode as they seek to make amends for their upset loss to Uzbekistan's Nasaf last week when they clash in their AFC ... Azizjon Ganiev's penalty just after the hour secured a 1-0 victory for Nasaf in the southern Uzbekistan city Qarshi as the hosts recorded back-to-back home wins to ...
On March 9, Shavkat Mirziyaev landed at Dushanbe airport, the first president of Uzbekistan to conduct a state visit to Tajikistan since 2000. Embraced by his local counterpart, President Emomali Rahmon, he rode through Tajikistan's capital city past thousands of flag-waving citizens (YouTube, March 10).
Once known as a ruthless inquisitor, Farrukh Tokhtimametov insists there was no mistreatment of detainees in the notorious jails of Uzbekistan's powerful National Security Service (SNB), arguably the most feared institution in the country. But just minutes later Tokhtimametov, a former senior SNB ...
March 9 and 10, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is visiting Tajikistan. As I've discussed previously — and as Bruce Pannier explains with aplomb in this particular article — the thawing of relations between these two is nothing short of momentous. One of the region's most damaged, there's a lot to be ...
Uzbekistan and Russia will open a joint business incubator (organization that supports young entrepreneurs' projects) for young entrepreneurs, said Kamoliddin Beknazarov, deputy chairman of the Union of Youth of Uzbekistan during the Uzbek-Korean business forum, Uzbek media outlets reported.
New Delhi [India], Mar.8 (ANI): Uzbekistan has always been an advocate for the peaceful political settlement of the situation in Afghanistan. Keeping this in mind, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has taken up the initiative of organising a global conference on Afghanistan on March 26 and 27 in capital Tashkent. The them of the ...
A controversial Uzbek imam has suggested that homosexuality is a “disease that worries the world community” and offered advice on how couples can prevent having gay babies. Rahmatulloh Saifutdinov, the chief imam of Tashkent's Mirzo Yusuf Mosque, told worshippers that fantasizing about someone ...
An Uzbek court agreed to look into allegations of torture by journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev, as his trial got under way in Tashkent on March 7. The first day of Abdullaev's trial was adjourned after he was asked to remove his shirt to display traces of torture he claims to have suffered while in detention.
Authorities in Uzbekistan last month arrested long-serving former General Prosecutor Rashid Kadyrov on corruption charges and have now broadened the investigation to include immediate members of his family. The Interior Ministry this week posted a wanted notice for Kadyrov's 38-year-old son, Alisher, ...
Uzbekistan is interested in attracting investments for promotion of joint projects with Russia, as well as in cooperation in training highly qualified specialists at the leading specialized educational facilities of Russia, Uzbek media reported on March 6 citing the Uzbek president's press office. The cooperation ...
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed to submit proposals on the creation of a low-cost airline at Uzbekistan Airways, the National Air Company of the country, to the government until May 1, 2018. This is stipulated by the Presidential Decree “On Measures to Ensure the Security of Citizens of the ...
Uzbekistan wants to establish a new venue for peace talks between the government of neighboring Afghanistan and the Taliban, it said Tuesday, having invited the world's top diplomats to a conference later this month. The Tashkent government hopes the March 26-27 conference will jump-start the ...
The younger daughter of late Uzbek President Islam Karimov says she is leaving her post as president of Uzbekistan's Gymnastics Federation, weeks after she resigned from the post of ambassador to UNESCO. “I am leaving the post of the president of Uzbekistan's Gymnastics Federation after 13 years of ...
TASHKENT: A journalist from Uzbekistan who was freed after the longest stint in jail spent by a reporter worldwide is shunning media work to take up teaching Russian, his nephew said Saturday. Yusuf Ruzimuradov, 53, was recently freed in Uzbekistan after 19 years in jail on sedition charges his critics ...


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