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Uzbekistan jails former president’s daughter Gulnara Karimova

July 28, 2017 8:14 pm
Uzbekistan jails former president’s daughter Gulnara Karimova

Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, is in custody following a 2015 conviction for extortion and embezzlement and is being investigated for more crimes, Uzbek Prosecutor General’s office said on Friday. The announcement is […]

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Uzbekistan says no to rejoining Russia-led security bloc

July 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Uzbekistan says no to rejoining Russia-led security bloc

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, attends the 42nd Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Corporation (OIC) at Bayan palace in Kuwait City on May 27, 2015. (Photo by AFP) Uzbekistan has no plans to rejoin a post-Soviet security bloc led […]

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Shavkat Mirziyoyev scores landslide victory in Uzbekistan’s presidential election

December 5, 2016 9:33 pm
Shavkat Mirziyoyev scores landslide victory in Uzbekistan’s presidential election

Uzbekistan’s Prime Minister and interim President Shavkat Mirziyoyev leaves a voting booth at a polling station during a presidential election in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, December 4, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan’s prime minister, has scored a landslide victory in the first presidential election held after the death of long-time […]

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Uzbekistan holds election after long-time president’s death

December 4, 2016 5:20 pm
Uzbekistan holds election after long-time president’s death

A man casts his ballot during the presidential election in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, December 4, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) People in Uzbekistan are casting their ballots in the presidential election following the death of long-time leader Islam Karimov in September. Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, 59, who spent 13 years as premier under […]

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Nine dead in Uzbekistan military helicopter crash

October 19, 2016 9:30 pm
Nine dead in Uzbekistan military helicopter crash

An Mi-171 helicopter (file photo) A military chopper has crashed in eastern Uzbekistan, leaving nine people, including six soldiers, dead. The Uzbek Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the Mi-171 chopper crashed in Fergana region on Tuesday. “As a result of the accident three crew members and six members of the Armed […]

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Uzbekistan will not enter into military-political alliances: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

September 9, 2016 4:30 pm
Uzbekistan will not enter into military-political alliances: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Uzbekistan’s acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (AFP) Uzbekistan says its position remains to be non-membership in alliances of military and political nature. Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said the “firm position of our country, as before, is non-membership in all military-political alliances and not allowing other states’ military bases and facilities on […]

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Uzbek parliament approves Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as acting president

September 8, 2016 8:30 pm
Uzbek parliament approves Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as acting president

File photo shows Uzbek acting president Shavkat Mirzoyeyev. (AFP Photo) Uzbekistan’s parliament has approved Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as acting president following the death of long-time leader Islam Karimov. A government website reported on Thursday that 58-year-old Mirziyoyev was given the post by a joint session of both houses of […]

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Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov ‘critically ill’

September 2, 2016 10:00 am
Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov ‘critically ill’

This file photo shows Uzbek President Islam Karimov in November 2015. (By AFP) The government in Uzbekistan says the country’s President Islam Karimov is critically ill, almost one week after he suffered a brain stroke. The 78-year-old president has reportedly been taken to the hospital following the stroke on Saturday, […]

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Uzbekistan

December 20, 2012 1:09 pm

Uzbekistan, republic in Central Asia, bordered on the west and north by Kazakhstan, on the east by Kyrgyzstan, on the southeast by Tajikistan, and on the south by Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. The Qoraqalpogh Autonomous Republic (also known as Qoraqalpoghiston, or Karakalpakstan) occupies 37 percent of Uzbekistan’s territory in the western portion of the […]

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