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'We Made Mistakes': In Uzbekistan, A Rare Admission Over Andijon Killings
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - 2/18/2020 8:25:00 PM
On the morning of May 13, 2005, a group of armed men -- some of them recently escaped from prison -- stormed into Uzbekistan's eastern city of Andijon. They killed some government officials and took others hostage. A peaceful protest involving hundreds of locals had been going on in Andijon for several days prior to May 13. Order broke down and ...

Uzbekistan detains 21 on suspicion of Syrian militant links
Reuters - 2/19/2020 7:00:00 AM
Uzbek police have detained 21 people suspected of being linked to an Islamist militant group operating in Syria, police said on Wednesday. Police said the detained men were under the “ideological influence” of another Uzbek man who was a member of the Katiba al-Tawhid wal-Jihad group comprised mostly of Central Asians.

Uzbekistan Detains 21 Suspected Members Of Banned Islamist Militant Group
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - 2/19/2020 11:31:00 AM
TASHKENT -- Uzbekistan's Interior Ministry says it has detained 21 suspected supporters of a banned Islamist militant group that has been functioning in Syria. The ministry said in a February 19 statement that the suspects were "ideologically influenced" by a 23-year-old Uzbek man identified as A. Shodibekov. Their identities were not disclosed.

Demolitions Threaten Uzbekistan’s Historical Heritage
The Diplomat - 2/20/2020 9:49:00 AM
And they already had plans for the land. If we became landowners, it would make it too costly for them to reach an agreement with us.” At the time, Uzbekistan began to undergo one of the greatest makeovers in history. Since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power in December 2016, following the death of long-time ruler Islam Karimov ...

Turkey, Uzbekistan aim to boost bilateral trade to $5 bln
Hürriyet Daily News - 2/20/2020 9:23:00 AM
Turkey and Uzbekistan aim to increase the bilateral trade volume to $5 billion, the Turkish president said on Feb. 19. Speaking at a joint news conference with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the capital Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: “We have exceeded $1 billion in both exports and imports for the first time in ...

The best places to travel in Uzbekistan: Top 5 tourist attractions in Uzbekistan
Break.com - 2/19/2020 5:26:00 PM
Not only famous for the mausoleums and temples along the silk road, Uzbekistan also attracts many tourists thanks to the following 5 beautiful spots. Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, formerly part of the Soviet Union. It shares a border with Kazakhstan in the West and the North, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the East and ...

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan first stops for new WHO Regional Director for Europe
World Health Organization - 2/20/2020 10:41:00 AM
Dr Hans Kluge made Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan his first official visit as the new WHO Regional Director for Europe. Meeting with representatives from both Governments as well as UN counterparts and civil society representatives during the five-day visit, he discussed a range of issues and visited polyclinics providing primary health care and ...

William Seitz on Uzbekistan’s Propiska Problem
The Diplomat - 2/19/2020 9:11:00 AM
Uzbekistan has one of the lowest rates of internal migration in the world, in part due to its registration system. Late last month, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev delivered his annual state-of-the-nation speech. Among other significant highlights, Mirziyoyev promised propiska reform. “We have shackled our citizens and failed to solve this ...

Uzbekistan sends protective equipment to virus-hit China
Reuters - 2/12/2020 4:09:00 PM
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 Tashkent.

Crane Lifters declare medals won in Uzbekistan
MSN - 2/20/2020 10:03:00 AM
WEIGHTLIFTINGThe national weightlifting team, the Crane Lifters, have declared the medals and trophy won at the 6th Islamic International Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.The team returned home with three bronze medals won by the 55kg category lifter,