Editorials 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.

Abe pledges ¥12 billion to Uzbekistan

National / Politics Oct 25, 2015

Abe pledges ¥12 billion to Uzbekistan

Japan on Sunday pledged ¥12.7 billion in official development assistance to Uzbekistan — ¥12 billion in loans and ¥700 million in grant aid — for the purpose of upgrading power-generation facilities in the country as well as medical equipment at hospitals, Japanese officials said. The ...

Uzbek president asks Putin to help fight radical Islam in Central Asia

World Dec 11, 2014

Uzbek president asks Putin to help fight radical Islam in Central Asia

Uzbekistan urged Russia on Wednesday to help protect Central Asia against what it said would be a rising threat from militant Islam as U.S. forces draw down their numbers in Afghanistan. President Islam Karimov said Central Asia, a resource-rich and mainly Muslim region nestled between ...