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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.

Previously, Kuchkarov stated that Uzbekistan needs a sovereign rating not to get money, but to create a kind of benchmark. The government considers the sovereign rating as one of the ways to diversify sources of raising funds from abroad and turning Uzbek companies into modern corporations. He noted ...
Uzbek authorities have arrested the country's former prosecutor-general, the latest in a series of top government officials who have been caught up in ... Under Islam Karimov, who ruled the country with an iron fist after the Soviet collapse, Uzbekistan had largely become isolated and economically stagnant.
Isroiljon Xoldorov, an Uzbek opposition politician and human rights activist who was imprisoned over the 2005 Andijon massacre, has been released ... in Andijon against the jailing of 23 businessmen whom the Uzbek government, under then-President Islam Karimov, accused of being Islamic extemists.
As EADaily reported earlier, in September 2017, Uzbekistan's central bank announced it believed ineffective to allow cryptocurrencies circulating in the country. They explained that due to limited control from the government, e-money could be used for financing terrorism and other criminal activities.
Uzbekistan's government intends to gradually reduce the state's presence in the economy to increase the priority role of private sector. This is indicated in the draft resolution of the president of Uzbekistan on measures to further reduce the state's participation in commercial organizations. The Economy ...
Uzbekistan's National Security Service (SNB) has wielded immense power for decades but its "time is up," according to the new sheriff in town. President Shavkat Mirziyoev in his second year in office has made no bones about criticizing one of the pillars of his long-serving predecessor's strong-armed rule, ...
Russia's Lukoil is planning to continue the negotiations with the government of Uzbekistan in April to change the agreement on the Hissar deposits, Russian media reported citing Lukoil's president Vagit Alakparov. Alakparov, talking to reporters in Sochi on Feb.15, voiced hope that in April the Uzbek ...
More than 400 representatives of Uzbekistan's self-described intelligentsia have signed an online petition for the president to allow veteran opposition ... mind behind a pseudonymous columnist responsible for writing multiple scurrilous, rumor-mongering pieces about the Uzbek government over the years.
According to the regulations, singers like pop diva Rayhon Ganiyeva will have to make sure their music videos adhere to Uzbekistan's culture and ... can no longer sport a tattoo, show off expensive cars, or sing in a bedroom in music videos -- all part of new rules unveiled by government officials this week.
"At a time when the Uzbek government appears to be taking steps to reform the country's feared security services, reports of a journalist's torture in their custody should prompt an immediate investigation and decisive, public condemnation," said Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher at human rights ...
"At a time when the Uzbek government appears to be taking steps to reform the country's feared security services, reports of a journalist's torture in their custody should ... If the report proves true, it would mark another significant step by the government to overcome Uzbekistan's dismal human rights record.
"Rakhimov has been described as having moved from extortion and car theft to becoming one of Uzbekistan's leading criminals and an important person ... seized by Uzbekistan's government -- a development that also marked the end of Gulnara Karimova's prospects as a possible successor to her father.
"At a time when the Uzbek government appears to be taking steps to reform the country's feared security services, reports of a journalist's torture in their custody should prompt an immediate investigation and decisive, public condemnation," said Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher at human rights ...
Twelve human rights organizations have urged Uzbek authorities to release a journalist and other people they say have been "detained solely for ... "At a time when the Uzbek government appears to be taking steps to reform the country's feared security services, reports of a journalist's torture in their ...
13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and Uzbekistan on Tuesday agreed to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries, Seoul's finance ministry said. ... The ministry said the Uzbek government will work to address difficulties facing South Korean companies that operate there.
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has dismissed his much-feared head of the National Security Service (SNB), Rustam Inoyatov (pictured, top), marking the final step of a transition of power in Uzbekistan. Since taking office in 2016, Mirziyoev has removed high-ranking government officials and ...
The spigot to international media was tightly closed after the events of May 2005 in Andijan, when an uprising in the Ferghana Valley city was crushed by government troops. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's ascent to power after September 2016 hinted at a gentle opening-up to alternative viewpoints.
SEJONG, Feb. 12 (Yonhap) -- businessmen from South Korea and Uzbekistan held a meeting in Tashkent on Monday to push for greater cooperation between the two nations, Seoul's finance ministry said. The meeting, also attended by government officials from the both sides, including South Korean ...
It may be too early to know if this project will quite meet the Uzbek government's expectations, however. A fuller evaluation of 25 Years of Independence is only expected by the end of 2018. Once extraction begins, the initial plan is to draw 2 billion cubic meters of gas per year and for that volume eventually ...
An Uzbek asylum seeker who confessed to wanting to mow down "infidels" in an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack that killed five people goes on trial ... According to the charge sheet, Akilov wanted to "instigate fear among the public" and "force Sweden's government and parliament to end Sweden's ...
In early May, Mirziyoyev had ordered that the country's internal troops, a force of around 20,000 men whose tasks include quelling public unrest and protecting government facilities, be passed from SNB subordination to the Interior Ministry. Also on February 8, RFE/RL's Uzbek service, Radio Ozodlik, ...
Uzbekistan is hoping to boost its tourism industry with a plan to ease visa conditions for visitors. Starting on Saturday, the government of the central Asian country will simplify procedures for tourist visas for citizens of 39 countries. It says people from 7 countries -- Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, ...
Inoyatov's time at the NSS is described by some local commentators as a period in which he singlehandedly ruled Uzbekistan as his own plaything; supposedly, even Karimov was powerless to confront him, while the rest of the government apparatus cowered around him. Whether or not that is actually the ...
The Uzbek version of "Xi Jinping: The governance of China" has been published. When making various major decisions, the Uzbek government can always learn useful experience from this book. Uzbekistan is willing to strengthen the exchanges of experience in state governance and administration with ...
An IMU splinter group, the Islamic Jihad Union, staged a bombing campaign in Uzbekistan in 2004, and the fatal 2005 protest in Andijan may have been inspired by Islamists; but, in the words of a former U.S. ambassador, the country is "actually a pretty safe place." Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev ...
The government of Uzbekistan has announced changes to the country's visa policy that will provide visa waivers for an expanded list of nationalities, as well as an easing of the visa application process for many others. The Registan Square is the best place to discover the old Uzbek architecture. Image by ...
The president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has dismissed his much-feared head of the National Security Service (SNB), Rustam Inoyatov, marking the final step of a transition of power in Uzbekistan. Since taking office in 2016, Mirziyoev has removed high-ranking government officials and replaced ...
But tourists have long been forbidden from capturing on camera the Uzbek capital Tashkent's elaborate metro stations and some government buildings. Late on Tuesday state media published a presidential decree saying tourists would now be able to take photos of and film public places "without any sort ...
Weeks before Uzbekistan's president shoved the head of the security services out of his post, the secretive body was stripped of its elite armed units, RFE/RL's Uzbek service has reported. Radio Ozodlik cited an officer with the National Security Service, or SNB, as saying the special units, which by at least ...
Tashkent (TCA) -- The Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan will allocate loans to business entities of the tourist industry for co-financing investment projects for the construction of hotels, adjacent roads, and engineering and communication infrastructures. This follows from the Decree ...
Karimov was appointed first secretary of the Uzbek Soviet socialist Republic in 1989 and then became President of independent Uzbekistan in 1991, a position which he held ... In October 2016, the Moscow government announced its decision to name a square on Bolshaya Yakimanka street after Karimov.
The groundbreaking ceremony, attended by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, was held on April 27, 2017. (Photo by the ... Since the soil beneath Uzbekistan is brimming with oil and gas riches, the president asked indignantly at a recent government meeting, why are the people not benefitting?
A group of self-exiled Uzbek activists has urged British sculptor Paul Day not to erect a statue in Moscow honoring Uzbekistan's former authoritarian leader, the late President Islam Karimov - saying that if he does, "the blood of Karimov's victims will taint the artist's work forever." Uzbekistan's government ...


 

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