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Uzbekistan: Independent Republic in Central Asia
Uzbekistan, officially Republic of Uzbekistan, is a country in Central Asia. It is bordered by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Along with Liechtenstein, it is one of the world's only two doubly landlocked countries.

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Uzbekistan detains 21 on suspicion of Syrian militant links

Uzbek police have detained 21 people suspected of being linked to an Islamist militant group operating in Syria, police said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says to export fast-results coronavirus detection kit

Turkey will in coming days export to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan locally-produced coronavirus detection kits that can get results in about two hours, its health minister said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan sends protective equipment to virus-hit China

Uzbekistan is sending 40 tonnes of protective suits, masks and gloves to virus-hit China, the Central Asian nation's government said on Wednesday, as a fully loaded military cargo plane departed..
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan evacuates 251 people from China

Uzbekistan has evacuated 251 people from China amid the coronavirus outbreak and quarantined them on arrival in Tashkent, the Central Asian nation's state airline said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan resists as U.S. seeks to rally Central Asians against China

Uzbekistan on Monday gently resisted Washington's efforts to rally China's central Asian neighbors against Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a contentious issue for the region which has..
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan to ease restrictions on moving from provinces to capital

Uzbekistan will liberalize its domestic migration system which bars provincial dwellers from moving to the capital unless they have already secured a job there, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said on..
Reuters - Published

Fire kills Uzbek laborers in Siberian village

A fire killed 11 people, most of them laborers from Uzbekistan, in a wooden building in Siberia early on Tuesday, emergency services and Russian news agencies said.
Reuters - Published

Jaishankar holds talks with Uzbekistani counterpart Kamilov


IndiaTimes - Published

Uzbekistan Bans Citizens From Buying Crypto, They Can Only Sell

uzbekistan bans citizens from buying crypto, they can only sell
Advertisment Authorities in Uzbekistan have effectively banned residents from purchasing cryptocurrencies on digital asset exchanges licensed in the country. Crypto holders will only be able to sell..
WorldNews - Published

Uzbekistan's LibDems retain lead in parliamentary election

Uzbekistan's Liberal Democratic Party has retained the biggest number of seats in the Central Asian nation's legislature so far, winning 43 seats out of 128 in Sunday's vote, the Central Election..
Reuters - Published

More freedom, but predictable outcome: Uzbekistan votes for new parliament

All five parties running in a parliamentary election in Uzbekistan on Sunday back reformist President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, meaning that although the vote will be the freest in decades, it is sure to..
Reuters - Published

Questions over Uzbekistan's new era of 'openness'

Amid the first parliamentary elections under a new president, there are doubts reforms are genuine.
BBC News - Published

India to send election observers to Uzbekistan for December 22 polls

Five political parties will participate in the parliamentary elections and will compete to get seats in the 150-seat Legislative Assembly
DNA - Published

Two families from Uzbekistan killed in Canada plane crash: ambassador

Two families from Uzbekistan died when a single-engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area on the outskirts of Kingston, Ontario, killing all seven people aboard, the Uzbekistan ambassador said in a..
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan decides against charges over mayor's threats against journalists

The Uzbek Prosecutor General's office has decided not to press charges against the mayor of the capital city Tashkent over his threats to journalists but reprimanded both sides in a row that drew..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State claims Tajik-Uzbek border attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for a deadly attack on a border post on the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan frontier two days earlier, the group's Amaq news agency reported on its channel on the..
Reuters - Published

Militants attack Tajik border post, 17 killed: security officials

Masked Islamic State militants attacked a border post on the Tajik-Uzbek border overnight, triggering a gun battle that killed 15 of the militants, a guard and a policeman, Tajik authorities said on..
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Seventeen killed in attack on Tajik border outpost, authorities say

Seventeen people were killed in an overnight shootout at an outpost on the Tajik-Uzbek border that was attacked by armed men wearing masks, Tajik authorities said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Rajnath Singh holds talks with defence minister of Uzbekistan

According to a government release, during the meeting, both sides expressed satisfaction at the enhanced level of defence engagement between India and Uzbekistan since the visit of the then defence..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rajnath Singh meets Afghan chief executive in Tashkent

The leader laid emphasis on economic cooperation during his address at the SCO meeting earlier in the day. He also underlined the importance for SCO countries to come together to deal with the menace..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rajnath Singh attends SCO meeting in Tashkent

He was received by the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov at the SCO meeting, according to the Office of the Raksha Mantri. Singh had reached Tashkent on a three-day visit on November 1. He..
IndiaTimes - Published

44-year-old gymnast has to wait to see if she qualified for Tokyo Olympics

Uzbekistan gymnast Oksana Chusovitina is trying to lock up a spot in her eighth consecutive Olympics at the age of 44.
USATODAY.com - Published

France launches postage stamp with image of Mahatma Gandhi

Similar postage stamps were issued in Uzbekistan, Turkey, Palestine and other countries around the globe on Gandhi Jayanti.
DNA - Published

Uzbekistan bars lavish debt-trap weddings

Not more than 250 guests, two music bands, and a maximum of three posh cars in a motorcades – such are the new wedding regulations adopted by the Uzbek parliament this week in an attempt to curb..
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan launches new probe against ex-leader's daughter

Uzbek prosecutors have launched a fresh criminal case against Gulnara Karimova, an already imprisoned daughter of late president Islam Karimov, over allegations of illegal privatization, the Prosecutor..
Reuters - Published

Indian Army leads in mega competition

Besides India, the other eight countries participating in the event are - Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Sudan, Zimbabwe and China
DNA - Published

Uzbek wrestler becomes 60th London 2012 athlete disqualified for doping

Uzbek freestyle wrestler Artur Taymazov becomes the eighth gold medallist from London 2012 to be disqualified after a doping sample re-test.
BBC News - Published

Former Uzbek first daughter taken from jail in ambulance: lawyer

Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the former leader of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, has been taken from the prison where she is being held in an ambulance, her lawyer wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Swiss to return $133 million to Uzbekistan after money laundering probe

The Swiss attorney general's office on Monday said it was returning 130 million Swiss francs ($133 million) to Uzbekistan which it seized during am investigation involving a relative of the daughter of..
Reuters - Published

Uzbek chief prosecutor sacked over graft probe: report

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sacked Prosecutor General Otabek Murodov after he was targeted in a corruption probe, news website Gazeta.uz quoted Mirziyoyev as saying on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Uzbekistan says it will investigate harassment of Western rights activist

Uzbekistan pledged on Monday to investigate a verbal attack by several of its citizens on a visiting Human Rights Watch researcher after HRW said the incident showed independent activists remained..
Reuters - Published

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