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Nearly 100,000 evacuated after Uzbekistan dam bursts

May 03, 2020 - 10:01 PM

Uzbekistan says a criminal probe had been opened into 'official negligence' and construction violations

Uzbekistan asks global retailers to lift cotton boycott due to pandemic

Apr 17, 2020 - 10:35 AM

Uzbekistan's labor ministry says 1.5 million Uzbeks are unemployed as a result of lockdown measures and other factors related to the global coronavirus pandemic

A Uzbekistan's cotton grower looks on as she works in a cotton plantations outside Tashkent, on October 24, 2019. - A small revolution is taking shape in Uzbekistan: the State wants to eradicate forced labour in its cotton industry, after having, for decades, forced hundreds of thousands of Uzbeks to work during the harvest. (Photo by Yuri KORSUNTSEV / AFP)

Taliban delegation visits Uzbekistan to talk peace, security

Aug 12, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The visit is the latest in the string of efforts by Taliban to build independent contacts with other governments

India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Leaders of the largely symbolic body – including Russia s Vladimir Putin and China s Xi Jinping – formally sign off on the sub continent duo s accession at the annual SCO summit in Kazakhstan s capital Astana

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Kazakhstan's Astana on June 9, 2017. Photo by AFP.

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to ISIS – report

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:47 PM

UPDATED Uzbekistan s foreign minister says Rakhmat Akilov was radicalized after moving to Sweden in 2014 and Uzbek intelligence service had passed on information about him

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

25-year independence anniversary bittersweet for Central Asia

Dec 20, 2016 - 11:37 AM

25 years since gaining independence from the Soviet Union complaints of an ever widening gulf between capitalism s winners and losers and the mismanagement of state funds echo throughout the graft riddled countries in the region

LOOMING PRESENCE. A picture taken on December 14, 2016 shows a statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin in the town of Arkalyk, central Kazakhstan. Stanislav Filippov/AFP

Uzbek interim leader scores landslide win in presidential vote

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:53 AM

The Central Election Commission says Shavkat Mirziyoyev scooped 88 6 of the vote in Sunday s election according to a preliminary count

Uzbekistan votes to elect second-ever president

Dec 04, 2016 - 4:35 PM

Long serving prime minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev is expected to score a comfortable victory in the ex Soviet state

Uzbekistan votes to elect 2nd ever president

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:31 AM

All signs point to the victory of Uzbekistan s long serving Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev

FRONT RUNNER. Uzbekistan Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev faces 3 other candidates for president. Photo from

Pomp and tight control as Uzbekistan buries strongman Karimov

Sep 03, 2016 - 9:31 PM

The man who had dominated the country for all of its post Soviet history is interred next to his mother and brothers in the Shaki Zinda cemetery

FUNERAL. A motorcade follows the hearse believed to be carrying the body of Uzbek President Islam Karimov to the airport in Tashkent on September 3, 2016. STR / AFP

Uzbek strongman leader Islam Karimov dies

Sep 02, 2016 - 6:27 PM

3rd UPDATE Authorities say Karimov 78 was pronounced dead at 8:55 pm local time 1555 GMT following days of speculation that authorities were delaying the confirmation of his death after he reportedly suffered a stroke over the weekend

CRITICAL CONDITION. This file photo taken on April 26, 2016 shows Uzbek President Islam Karimov speaking during a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart following their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow. AFP FILE PHOTO

Terima ancaman bom, EgyptAir mendarat darurat di Uzbekistan

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:06 PM

Sebanyak 117 penumpang dan 7 kru telah dievakuasi dan dalam keadaan selamat

DIANCAM BOM. Maskapai EgyptAir terpaksa melakukan pendaratan darurat di Uzbekistan karena menerima informasi mengenai alat peledak di dalam pesawat. Foto oleh Katia Chrisdoulou/EPA

Plenty of positives for the Azkals despite the loss

Mar 25, 2016 - 4:30 AM

A 10 man Azkals team stumbles to a strong Uzbek side but fans have plenty to be happy about especially Neil Etheridge s colossal night

GOAL POST GOALS. Neil Etheridge's double-digit saves for the Azkals was nothing short of heroic. No less than Uzbekistan's coach said as much. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals lose hard-fought match in Uzbekistan

Mar 25, 2016 - 12:26 AM

A 10 man Philippine Azkals team lose 1 0 to Uzbekistan in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match

Depleted Azkals face tough qualifier versus Uzbekistan

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:15 AM

A rash of injuries to key players means the Philippines faces a daunting Holy Thursday match in Tashkent

FIRST 11. The Philippine Azkals' starting 11 versus Yemen. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

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Oct 29, 2015 - 7:20 AM

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Azkals vs Uzbekistan postgame: More questions than answers

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:09 PM

After a ghastly 5 1 beatdown on Tuesday the Azkals have some soul searching to do going into October s qualifying road trip

Nightmare in Bocaue: Uzbekistan drubs Azkals

Sep 08, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Stephan Schrock s goal was the lone bright spot in an otherwise heartbreaking night for the Philippine national football team

Anzur Ismailov of Uzbekistan and Misagh Bahadoran of the Philippines battle for control. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals-Uzbekistan Preview: So much at stake

Sep 07, 2015 - 1:08 AM

Make no mistake about it: Tuesday s crucial qualifier is the biggest game of the year Here s what you need to know about it

AZKALS-UZBEKISTAN. Phil Younghusband and Stephan Palla will try to follow up a 2-0 win against Maldives with a big upset on Tuesday. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Azkals defeat Maldives in friendly before Uzbekistan qualifier

Sep 03, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Jerry Lucena gets his second international goal as the Philippines prepares for a pivotal World Cup qualifying match against Uzbekistan

TOP DOGS. The Philippine Azkals defeated Maldives 2-0 in a FIFA friendly. The game that matters most comes next week against Uzbekistan. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maldives preview: Azkals face important tuneup before Uzbekistan

Sep 02, 2015 - 12:57 AM

The Philippines faces Maldives in a friendly on Thursday which will serve as an appetizer for the World Cup qualifier next week versus Uzbekistan

FRIENDLY FIRE. Manny Ott, flanked by Neil Etheridge (L) and Kevin Ingresso (R), may have benefited from his involuntary rest day during the UFL Cup Final. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Uzbekistan president set for win in predictable poll

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:18 AM

As polls closed in the Central Asian state officials claim that 91 of the country s registered voters had cast their ballots

STRONGMAN. In this file photo, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (3-L) meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 20 August 2014. How Hwee Young/EPA

Uzbekistan votes in poll expected to re-elect Karimov

Mar 29, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Almost 21 million people are eligible to vote in the most populous of the 5 former communist Central Asian countries that gained independence in 1991

STRONGMAN. In this file photo, Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (3-L) meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 20 August 2014. How Hwee Young/EPA

As ruble weakens, Central Asian migrants head back home

Feb 22, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Migrants from the ex Soviet states in Central Asia used to flock to Russia to work but many are returning to their countries as the Russian economy is choked by crippling Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and plunging oil prices

A man enters a currency exchange office while an electronic information panel flashes the latest exchange rates, in Moscow, Russia, 30 January 2015. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Uzbekistan to hold presidential vote in March

Dec 26, 2014 - 5:38 PM

The tightly controlled Central Asian state announce that the next presidential elections will be on March 2015

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

Dec 21, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Sunday s vote will mark 90 days until presidential polls are held in March

Int'l donors pledge $3B to save shrinking Aral Sea

Oct 30, 2014 - 9:32 PM

The funds will go to improve the socio economic health and ecological situation in Uzbekistan Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan the countries bordering the lake

Satellite image of the Aral Sea, 19 August 2014. MODIS/Terra Satellite/NASA

A sea vanishes: Satellite photos show disappearing Aral Sea

Oct 03, 2014 - 9:23 AM

New satellite images show how the Aral Sea once the world s 4th largest inland body of water has shrunk and changed into a mostly barren salty wasteland

Satellite image of the Aral Sea, 19 August 2014. MODIS/Terra Satellite/NASA

Uzbekistan fines journalist for 'threatening order'

Jun 29, 2014 - 1:20 AM

Uzbekistan s record on human rights is described as atrocious by Human Rights Watch

Lara Fabian cancels Uzbek concert in torture row

Oct 26, 2013 - 8:53 AM

Lara Fabian cancels her concert in Uzbekistan being organized by the daughter of the country s leader

CANCELLED. Singer Lara Fabian refuses to perform for a festival organized by the daughter of Uzbekistan's leader. AFP Photo.

China, Russia angry over US human trafficking report

Jun 20, 2013 - 6:45 PM

China and Russia on Thursday June 20 blasted a US report that downgraded their countries for failing to make greater efforts to combat human trafficking

US lashes China, Russia for human trafficking

Jun 20, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Human trafficking is an assault on our most dearly held values of freedom and basic human dignity

'TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2013' U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry releases the 2013 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 19, 2013. US State Department photo/ Public Domain

US hits out at Asian nations over religious freedoms

Jul 31, 2012 - 1:29 PM

The United States warned the world was sliding backwards on religious freedoms Monday

Eritrea 'most censored' country - global media watchdog

May 03, 2012 - 12:17 PM

African country topples North Korea in list of countries most notorious for censorship media restrictions

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) and his Eritrean counterpart Issaias Afeworki (front R) review the honour guard upon the latter's arrival at Tehran on May 19, 2008. Both Iran and Eritrea are part of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) list of most censored countries, released May 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE

Uzbekistan to citizens: Valentine's Day 'cancelled'

Feb 14, 2012 - 12:41 PM

Central Asian country cancels Valentine s Day events wants citizens to celebrate birthday of local hero instead