EgyptAir plane resumes flight to China after bomb threat

Jun 8, 2016

EgyptAir plane resumes flight to China after bomb threat

An EgyptAir aircraft that made an emergency landing on Wednesday in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight to Beijing, Egyptian officials said, the latest in a series of deadly or damaging air travel incidents involving Egypt. The officials said no bomb ...

Mar 2, 2016

Kremlin defends TV blackout of toddler's grisly death

The Kremlin on Tuesday defended a media blackout on the grisly murder of a toddler, allegedly by her nanny, who paraded the girl’s bloody head on a Moscow street. The death of the girl, named Nastya, who investigators said was just 3 or 4 ...

Nov 29, 2015

Uzbek currency scammers latest to prey on elderly

The Consumer Affairs Agency has issued a warning about exchange rate scams involving Uzbekistan’s currency, the som, after people were fooled into paying about 2,000 to 3,000 times the actual rate. Since around September, local consumer centers have been fielding calls seeking advice and ...

Nov 1, 2015

Uzbek documents lives of Japanese POWs through own museum

A former refrigerator engineer here in the capital of Uzbekistan runs a museum at his own expense that focuses on the experiences of captured Japanese soldiers who were brought to the country by Soviet troops after World War II. Resident Jalil Sultanov, 70, says ...

Russian-U.S. rivalry spreads to former Soviet states in Central Asia

| Oct 31, 2015

Russian-U.S. rivalry spreads to former Soviet states in Central Asia

After Ukraine and Syria, the ex-Soviet republics of Central Asia could become the latest venue for geopolitical rivalry between Moscow and Washington, driven by the Kremlin’s worries about Islamists and by U.S. suspicion about Russia’s true intentions. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ...

Japan trounces Uzbekistan in friendly

Mar 31, 2015

Japan trounces Uzbekistan in friendly

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Japan turned on the style to sweep Uzbekistan aside 5-1 on Tuesday night and give new manager Vahid Halilhodzic the perfect start with two wins out of two. Midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama blasted Japan into a sixth-minute lead with a long-range strike at Ajinomoto Stadium, ...

China advances with win over Uzbekistan; N. Korea out

Jan 15, 2015

China advances with win over Uzbekistan; N. Korea out

Super sub Sun Ke fired China into the Asian Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday as North Korea crashed out and Jordan fumed over a botched dope test that left a player ill. Sun’s superb solo effort after 68 minutes, moments after coming on, gave China ...