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In the first week following the government’s decision to make the national currency officially convertible, households and businesses in Uzbekistan bought around $300 million worth of Uzbek sum, a leading financial regulator has said, offering some...
Prosecutors in Uzbekistan have reacted swiftly to the indignation generated by footage that surfaced online showing a local official assaulting heads of schools for failing to organize sufficiently elaborate celebrations for Independence Day. In the...
Uzbekistan is cutting back on its cotton cultivation to make way for fruit and vegetable fields. While that happens, however, the custom of forcing state workers to pick cotton is proving hard to abandon. The area of cotton fields is being cut by...
Turkish businessmen in Uzbekistan have repeatedly been stung over the years, but they may gradually returning to this promising market. One high-profile investor, however, still remains deeply embittered at his experiences in the country and is...
A delegation with New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch has, during its first visit to Uzbekistan since the organization was banned there in 2010, called on the government to embark on an overhaul of its human rights agenda. The trip to...
The president of Uzbekistan has reshuffled senior security officials, appointing loyalists as head of the police and army in a move that will be seen as an effort to bolster his grip over power. Shavkat Mirziyoyev on September 4 named Pulat...
State television in Uzbekistan has reported that some 16,000 people formerly featured on blacklists over their alleged extremist religious convictions have been officially rehabilitated. The figure was given by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in a...
Starting from this month, regular Dilshods or Madinas in Uzbekistan will no longer have to skulk around sketchy spots in the bazaar to buy and sell foreign currency. On August 31, Reuters news agency cited two sources in the banking sector as saying...
Politically themed live broadcasts have been cancelled in Uzbekistan following a on-air confrontation between Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov and the head of the international press club. The live broadcasts were an innovation ushered in since...
The thaw between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan has not spelled an end to spy-mania. In the first such instance since the death of the late, paranoid Uzbek president Islam Karimov, a court in Uzbekistan has sentenced a woman to 10-and-a-half years in...