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China’s Plan for Railway to Uzbekistan Is Transforming Central Asian Geopolitics

Chinese plans to construct a railway from Xinjiang through Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan and onward to Turkmenistan will, if realized, transform the geopolitical situation in the region. This rail corridor promises to open up new possibilities for regional countries to bypass Russia in pursuit of foreign


Uzbekistan ex-ruler's daughter 'forcibly removed' from her apartment, sent to prison after violating house arrest

The daughter of Uzbekistan's former leader has been detained and sent to prison after violating the terms of her five-year house arrest, authorities said on Tuesday. Gulnara Karimova, a former diplomat and singer who was once a likely successor to her late father Islam Karimov, will spend the remain


Stuani double seals win over Uzbekistan

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Uruguay will face Thailand in the final of the China Cup on Tuesday after Oscar Tabarez’s side handed Uzbekistan a 3-0 defeat in the friendly tournament’s semi-finals in Nanning on Friday.


Uruguay 3 Uzbekistan 0: Tabarez's side through to China Cup final

Uruguay booked a place in the final of the China Cup with Oscar Tabarez's side enjoying a comfortable 3-0 victory over Uzbekistan thanks to Cristhian Stuani's double. Hector Cuper's men took Australia to penalties in the last 16 of the Asian Cup earlier this year but found Uruguay a step up in class


India U23 v Uzbekistan U23 Match Report, 22/03/19

India were handed a 0-3 defeat by a dominant Uzbekistan in their first qualifier of the AFC U-23 Championship on Monday at the Pakhtakor Central Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.


Gulnara Karimova: new details emerge in story of Uzbekistan's first daughter

Police raids, an ad hoc trial, and an aide who committed suicide by drinking vinegar: the 20-year-old daughter of Gulnara Karimova has provided new details about the remarkable fall from grace of her mother, the daughter of Uzbekistan’s late dictator Islam Karimov.


Strong international interest in Uzbekistan’s first 100MW solar tender

Uzbekistan's first competitive tender for 100MW of solar PV in Navoi region has received 23 submissions from international companies. State-run utility Uzbekenergo issued the request for qualification (RfP) for the project on 1 February this year. This is the first phase of the government's plan, un


Uzbekistan embarks on unexpected economic reforms

WHEN MINISTERS from faraway countries tour Western financial centres to tout their plans for economic reform, their presentations are often drearily predictable. There is typically lots of talk about “fiscal consolidation”, improvements to infrastructure and the soundness of the banking system. Not


Mobile Telesystems Pjsc and Its Uzbek Subsidiary Enter into Resolutions of $850 Million with the Department of Justice for Paying Bribes in Uzbekistan

Moscow-based Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MTS), the largest mobile telecommunications company in Russia and an issuer of publicly traded securities in the United States, and its wholly owned Uzbek subsidiary, KOLORIT DIZAYN INK LLC (KOLORIT), have entered into resolutions with the Department of Justice


Cristhian Stuani scores twice as Uruguay cruise past Uzbekistan

Uruguay will face Thailand in the final of the China Cup on Tuesday after Oscar Tabarez's side handed Uzbekistan a 3-0 defeat in the friendly tournament's semifinals in Nanning on Friday.


Russian telecom giant to pay huge US fine to settle corruption case in Uzbekistan

Russia's largest mobile operator MTS has agreed to pay $850 million in fines to resolve US federal charges over alleged bribing of a government official in Uzbekistan to gain access to the country's telecommunications market.


Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Khalilzad Travel to Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Jordan and Qatar

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Jordan and Qatar March 25-April 10, as part of the overall effort to facilitate a peace process that brings all Afghan parties together in inclusive i


My Brother Was Imprisoned in Uzbekistan to Silence My Journalism

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Uzbekistan’s new government has released hundreds of political prisoners in last two years but still has more behind bars than the former Soviet States combined. Until early February, 2019, Aziz Yusupov was one of them. He was imprisoned for three years as the government’s w


Russia Tightens Its Grip on Uzbekistan’s Oil and Gas Industry

A major challenge for Central Asia’s oil and natural gas industry has always been how to transport petroleum products from the landlocked region to global markets. That issue resurfaced last week (March 6) in Uzbekistan, where a delay in building a pipeline to export more gas to China helped Russia


First Olympic women’s aerials champion Cheryazova dies at 50

MOSCOW (AP) — Lina Cheryazova, the first woman to win an Olympic aerials skiing gold medal, has died. She was 50. Officials in the Russian city of Novosibirsk, where Cheryazova was living for the last two decades, said she died “following a lengthy illness,” without giving further details.


Uzbekistan suspends operation of Boeing 737 MAX jet

TASHKENT, March 13 (Xinhua) — Uzbekistan’s civil aviation agency said Wednesday that the country has decided to suspend Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft into and out of its airports until further notice, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane.


AFC U-23 Championship: Uzbekistan smash three past inefficient India

India were handed a 0-3 defeat by a dominant Uzbekistan in their first qualifier of the AFC U-23 Championship on Monday at Tashkent. The defending champions started on the frontfoot and exuded confidence in their passing and style of play. They looked settled in possession but struggled to carve out


Swedish prosecutor appeals ex-Telia CEO's acquittal in Uzbekistan bribery case

STOCKHOLM, March 8 (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors have appealed against the acquittal last month of Lars Nyberg, former CEO of telecoms operator Telia Company, of charges of bribery in connection with the group's business activities in Uzbekistan, the Prosecution Authority said on Friday.


Islamic Development Bank and UNESCO strengthen cooperation to support Science, Technology and Innovation policymaking in Mozambique and Uzbekistan

The President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), H.E. Dr. Bandar M.H. Hajjar, and the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, signed a new Cooperation Agreement to support Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policymaking in Mozambique and Uzbekistan on 15 March 2019. The project will s


In Uzbekistan, Western Powers Compete for Influence With Russia

Since Shavket Mirziyaev’s succession of Islam Karimov as president in 2016, concerns have been mounting regarding the apparently growing ties between Russian and Uzbekistan. Indeed, Uzbekistani-Russian cooperation has been intensifying, reinforced by multi-day official visits by both President Mirzi