Sep 5, 2016

End of Uzbekistan's Karimov era

Islam Karimov had little regard for legal niceties, but his ability to keep keep Islamic radicals under control made him a critical figure for governments outside Central Asia.

President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan dies at age 78

Sep 3, 2016

President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan dies at age 78

Islam Karimov, who crushed all opposition in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan as its only president in a quarter-century of independence from the Soviet Union, has died of a stroke at age 78, the Uzbek government announced Friday. Karimov will be buried Saturday ...

Uzbek leader recovering from brain hemorrhage, daughter says

Aug 31, 2016

Uzbek leader recovering from brain hemorrhage, daughter says

Almaty/Moscow REUTERS, AP Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s daughter said Wednesday that her father was recovering from a brain hemorrhage, countering speculation that he had died. In an Instagram message, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva — the long-standing leader’s younger daughter — thanked well-wishers for their support, saying ...

Aug 29, 2016

Uzbek president in intensive care after brain hemorrhage, daughter says

Strongman Uzbek President Islam Karimov is in intensive care after suffering a brain hemorrhage, his younger daughter wrote on social media Monday. “My father was hospitalized after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday morning, and is now receiving treatment in an intensive care unit,” ...

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 ...