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    1. July 10, 2015

      India and Pakistan join Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

      The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation has embarked on a big enlargement process that could transform the club that...

    2. May 13, 2015

      Central Asia: After the strongmen

      Turgun Syzdykov, a 68-year-old former farm mechanic, stood in front of a small crowd in the northern Kazakh city of...

    1. March 30, 2015

      Uzbek strongman re-elected in landslide victory

      Uzbekistan’s authoritarian president Islam Karimov extended his 25-year reign over Central Asia’s most populous country...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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....

    7. 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...

    8. January 23, 2011

      Greeting Karimov

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

    9. January 23, 2011

      West marks Karimov’s rehabilitation

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

    10. 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...

    11. December 28, 2009

      Uzbekistan holds stage-managed election

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

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. November 5, 2006

      Kyrgyzstan authorities launch opposition probe

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

    25. November 2, 2006

      German gesture on Uzbekistan sanctions

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

    26. November 1, 2006

      EU may ease Uzbekistan sanctions

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

    27. August 28, 2006

      THE WEEK AHEAD

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

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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