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  1. March 12, 2014

    Uzbek telecoms corruption probe widens to include VimpelCom

    International probes into potential corruption in the Uzbek telecoms industry widened on Wednesday as Swiss prosecutors said...

  2. February 18, 2014

    Allies of Gulnara Karimova detained in Uzbekistan

    Uzbek authorities have detained three close allies of Gulnara Karimova, in the latest blow to the businesswoman and pop star...

  1. February 25, 2013

    Depardieu renews double act with Kadyrov

    Fists pumping, arms outstretched in a winged pas de deux with a demurely headscarved folk dance partner, French actor Gérard...

  2. August 16, 2012

    US steps up pressure on Uzbekistan

    The US is stepping up pressure on Uzbekistan after a New York-listed telecommunications operator had its Uzbek licence...

  3. Material World

    September 16, 2011

    New York's controversial show

    By Isabel Gorst Our nominee for oddest moment of the just-ended New York Fashion Week came courtesy of an Uzbek. Although...

  4. February 14, 2011

    Arab wave unlikely to hit former Soviet states

    The jubilant scenes on Cairo’s Tahrir Square that greeted the fall of Hosni Mubarak have been likened to those that...

  5. January 23, 2011

    Greeting Karimov

    The regime of Uzbekistan’s president Islam Karimov is one of the world’s nastier dictatorships. Several hundred Uzbeks died...

  6. January 23, 2011

    West marks Karimov’s rehabilitation

    Courting controversy: the human rights record of Islam Karimov, Uzbek president, has been strongly condemned Islam Karimov,...

  7. January 18, 2011

    EU attacked over Uzbek president’s visit

    The European Union is facing criticism from human rights organisations as it prepares to meet Islam Karimov, the dictatorial...

  8. December 28, 2009

    Uzbekistan holds stage-managed election

    TASHKENT, December 27 – Uzbekistan held a stage-managed parliamentary election on Sunday, drawing little Western criticism...

  9. December 24, 2009

    West silent as Uzbekistan votes in 'sham' election

    Western countries are expected to hold their tongue when Uzbeks go to the polls in a tightly controlled parliamentary vote...

  10. December 23, 2009

    West silent as Uzbeks vote in ‘sham’ election

    Western countries are expected to hold their tongue when Uzbeks go to the polls in a tightly controlled parliamentary vote...

  11. December 15, 2009

    Pipeline brings Turkmen gas to China

    The first pipeline bringing central Asian natural gas to China opened yesterday, underscoring Beijing's rising importance to...

  12. December 14, 2009

    Pipeline brings Asian gas to China

    The first pipeline bringing central Asian natural gas to China opened on Monday, underscoring Beijing’s rising importance to...

  13. October 28, 2009

    Brussels lifts Uzbekistan arms embargo

    The European Union lifted an arms embargo on Uzbekistan on Tuesday in spite of concern about the central Asian country’s...

  14. October 28, 2009

    Brussels lifts Uzbekistan arms embargo

    The European Union lifted an arms embargo on Uzbekistan yesterday in spite of concern about the central Asian country's...

  15. February 18, 2009

    US and Uzbeks in supply route talks

    A senior US military commander held talks in Uzbekistan yesterday aimed at securing new supply routes for troops serving in...

  16. February 17, 2009

    US and Uzbeks in supply route talks

    A top US military commander held high-level talks in Uzbekistan on Tuesday aimed at securing new supply routes for troops...

  17. August 15, 2008

    Uzbeks urged to end child labour

    The four biggest groups representing the US retail and clothing industry are calling on Uzbekistan to end the widespread...

  18. August 15, 2008

    Uzbeks urged to end child labour

    The four biggest groups representing the US retail and clothing industry are calling on Uzbekistan to end the widespread use...

  19. December 24, 2007

    Karimov declares victory in Uzbekistan

    Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan's only president since independence from Soviet rule, swept to victory with 88.1 per cent of the...

  20. August 19, 2007

    Shanghaied by Russia and China

    Not for decades have Russia and China been so self-confident. Not for nearly half a century have ties between Moscow and...

  21. November 5, 2006

    Kyrgyzstan authorities launch opposition probe

    The authorities in Kyrgyzstan have launched a criminal investigation of opposition leaders accused of plotting a violent...

  22. November 2, 2006

    German gesture on Uzbekistan sanctions

    Frank Walter Steinmeier, German foreign minister, yesterday raised the possibility of easing European Union sanctions...

  23. November 1, 2006

    EU may ease Uzbekistan sanctions

    Frank Walter Steinmeier, German foreign minister, on Wednesday raised the possibility of easing European Union sanctions...

  24. August 28, 2006

    THE WEEK AHEAD

    MONDAY 28 Koizumi in central Asia Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese prime minister, visits Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (to August...

  25. August 8, 2006

    Kyrgyzstan forces kill three 'Islamist suspects'

    Kyrgyz security forces have killed three men, including an imam, in the south of the central Asian state who were suspected...

  26. August 2, 2006

    Mining groups feel the heat in central Asia

    Newmont Mining, the US gold producer, is no stranger to hostile or difficult investment climates, with operations in...

  27. June 14, 2006

    Coca-Cola accused over Uzbek venture

    Coca-Cola has been hit with an arbitration claim seeking more than $100m in damages, alleging that the world's largest soft...

  28. June 14, 2006

    Bottled up: why Coke stands accused of being too cosy with the Karimovs

    For nearly a decade, Coca-Cola's bottling plant in Uzbekistan was a shining example of the successful strategy that has...

  29. June 14, 2006

    Coca-Cola accused over Uzbek venture

    Coca-Cola has been hit with an arbitration claim seeking more than $100m in damages, alleging that the the world’s largest...

  30. May 31, 2006

    Observer: Uzbek two-step

    It is just over a year since the Uzbek government cracked down violently on protests in Andijan a year ago, leaving still...

  31. May 20, 2006

    Kyrgyzstan threatens to evict US military base

    Kyrgyzstan warned the US yesterday that it was at risk of being evicted from its last military base in central Asia unless...

  32. May 19, 2006

    US facility faces eviction from Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan warned on Friday that the US risked eviction from its last military base in central Asia unless it agreed to a...

  33. May 19, 2006

    Central Asia dilemma spurs talk on reviving Uzbek ties

    Recent moves by the great powers in central Asia are beginning to resemble the ancient Chinese board game of Go, where the...

  34. May 18, 2006

    Central Asia dilemma spurs US talk on reviving Uzbek ties

    Recent moves by the great powers in central Asia are beginning to resemble the ancient Chinese board game of Go, where the...

  35. May 12, 2006

    We must prepare for the coming crisis in Uzbekistan

    Ayear has passed since government troops fired on thousands of protesters in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan and, despite...

  36. May 11, 2006

    We must prepare for the coming crisis in Uzbekistan

    Ayear has passed since government troops fired on thousands of protesters in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan and, despite...

  37. March 31, 2006

    Observer: The final Straw

    Jack Straw, the British foreign secretary, this week told parliament he favoured banning former public officials making...

  38. January 25, 2006

    Gazprom to sign $1.5bn gas deals with Uzbekistan

    Gazprom, the Russian natural gas giant, will today sign investment deals worth $1.5bn (£843m) to develop natural gas and...

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