September 1 is the 23rd anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence and most of its borders with its Central Asian neighbors will remain closed until September 5.
According to experts if a Central Asian leader intensifies collaboration with the West in order to investigate the causes of the tragedy, this person must also fear an Ukrainian-style uprising in their own country.
Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambaev hopes that tragic events of June 2010 in Osh will never be repeated while Uzbek authorities keep their silence on the anniversary of ethnic violence.
President Almazbek Atambayev is not repeating the mistakes of his predecessor, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who promised Moscow that he would close the US base in Kyrgyzstan but never did.
Political analysts are calling the Tajik Labor Migrants movement’s suggestion that Central Asia unite into a single Islamic khalifat “utopian” and “dead-end.”
Ajtmamat Kadyrbaev was elected mayor in Osh, located in south of Kyrgyzstan, in an election climate that stopped just short of bloodshed.
People in the neighboring Kazakhstan compare Gulnara Karimova’s current troubles to what happened to the Kazakh’s president's daughter Dariga Nazarbaeva.
Yesterday was exactly six years since my older brother Alisher, a journalist from the city of Osh and main editor of the Siesat newspaper, was murdered.
War, peace, good president, bad president, dictator president … what will the citizens of Uzbekistan be faced with in a few years? Political refugees discuss these issues in Bishket.
The Tashkent airport police have confirmed the arrest of Tolekan Ismailova, a well known human rights advocate from Kyrgyzstan.
“In the future everything is alright in Ashgabat. But there are no people. No people at all,” a Shoot Me expert has said about his recent trip to the Turkmen capital.
People in the Uzbek exclave of Soh in Kyrgyzstan can travel to Uzbekistan only by taking a detour full of extreme conditions.
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to re-open the border to their exclaves. Uzbek Soh exclave residents returned home after a month of waiting.
Uzbek citizen Polatboy Berdaliyev, 27, has been sentenced to life in South Kazakhstan Region for his involvement in gang robberies and murdering women under the guise of a taxi driver.
Several dozen of residents of Kyrgyzstan's Batken Region are continuing to block the Uzbek enclave Soh, pointing to Tashkent’s diplomatic impotence.
Humanitarian aid has been sent to the Uzbek exclave of Soh in Kyrgyzstan but its residents are still stranded in the town of Rishtan in Uzbekistan's Fergana Region.
Fergana Region Governor Shuhrat Ganiyev managed to leave the Soh exclave in Kyrgyzstan for Fergana and fly to Tashkent on 20 January. This has instilled hope in Soh residents that the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border will be opened soon.
“If not for the Uzbek police, I would not have survived,” a 26-year-old man from the south of Kyrgyzstan, Mamasaly Jorobekov, who was taken hostage by residents of the Soh exclave, says.
Over two thousand people have gathered in the town of Rishtan in Fergana Region because of the closed border in the Uzbek exclave in the territory of Kyrgyzstan.
Residents of the Uzbek exclave of Soh in Kyrgyzstan have paid off over $56,000 in compensation to Kyrgyz for burnt and destroyed cars during a border conflict on 5-7 January.
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