Jun 13, 2017

Iran seals position for 2018 World Cup

Iran became the second team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 on Monday. It is the first time Iran has qualified for consecutive World Cups, and will be its fifth appearance in total. Sardar Azmoun scored in the 23rd ...

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.

Uzbek leader Karimov in 'critical' condition: official

/ Sep 2, 2016

Uzbek leader Karimov in 'critical' condition: official

Strongman Uzbek leader Islam Karimov is in critical condition, with his health worsening “sharply” days after he suffered a stroke, an official statement said Friday. “Dear compatriots, it is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that yesterday the condition of our ...

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 ...