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Uzbekistan revealed in late April that it had begun building a new $2.2 billion oil refinery that would produce fuel for sale domestically and abroad.  Official news sources stated perfunctorily that oil supply agreements had already been...
After many years of being denied permission to leave Uzbekistan, human rights activist and lawyer Polina Braunerg died on May 19 in a hospital in the capital, Tashkent, at 69 years of age. Her career defending the most desperate and hopeless cases...
Prices for some staple food items in Uzbekistan have increased sharply this week, forcing the government to scramble into action, albeit not very effectively. By the second half of this week, the per kilo cost of beef and mutton had risen by up to 5...
When Uzbekistan’s president likes a place, he likes it to pay it a repeat visit, or so it would seem. Shavkat Mirziyoyev is set to go on a second trip to Turkmenistan on May 19-20 — he first went in March — at the behest of this Turkmen counterpart...
Uzbekistan’s president went to China last week with great hope of landing major deals, and it would seem he was not disappointed.   As Uzbek media have reported, Shavkat Mirziyoyev came away from his May 11-15 trip with dozens of agreements...
The president of Uzbekistan’s travel itinerary has served as a useful shortcut guide to his emerging foreign policy priorities, so his visit to China now is offering yet more clues about where he sees the country heading. Shavkat Mirziyoyev will be...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, arrived in Uzbekistan on May 10 for a rare visit that advocacy groups hope could signal a break from a legacy of repression. After arriving in Tashkent, Zeid met with...
Uzbekistan is to get its own 24-hour rolling news channel. In the wake of criticism from President Shavkat Mirziyoyev about the standard of news reporting on state television, plans are now in place for the creation of Ozbekistan-24, which will...
Uzbekistan, a long-time opponent to neighboring nations building hydropower plants, has declared its own ambitious plans to harness the power-generating potential of rivers. News website Podrobno.uz reported on May 3 that the government intends to...
Police in Uzbekistan will soon be required to install close circuit cameras in interrogation rooms in the latest measure to reform the law enforcement system, local media reported on May 1. News website Podbrobno.uz reported that under an order...