Opinion

Kazakhstan: What is Nazarbayev's transition plan about?

And can it be a model for other countries in the region to follow, namely Russia?

Arkady Dubnov

by Arkady Dubnov

Arkady Dubnov

HIV

World Aids Day: Eradicating the stigma of HIV in Uzbekistan

In May 2017, Azima became the first person in Uzbekistan's history to publicly come out as HIV-positive.

World Aids Day: Eradicating the stigma of HIV in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

On the reform path: Uzbekistan opens up after years of isolation

After death of President Islam Karimov, who ruled for decades, government attempts to be more transparent and fair.

On the reform path: Uzbekistan opens up after years of isolation

Environment

An unprecedented Uzbek techno festival on the Aral Sea

A Soviet-era story explains how the Aral Sea became a ship graveyard. Young Uzbeks are now trying to revive the water.

Deserted Aral Sea hosts electro gig with environmental twist

ISIS/ISIL

Do Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain?

Analysts say opposition is purged in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan whenever there is a perceived threat.

Do Central Asian leaders use ISIL threats for political gain?

Asia

Dozens killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno

Bus en route to Russia bursts into flames in Kazakhstan's Aktobe region, killing 52 Uzbek citizens.

Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks in Kazakhstan

Asia

NYC truck attacker: From golden boy to ISIL supporter

As Saipov pleads not guilty to charges over fatal New York truck attack, his hometown questions where he was influenced.

Sayfullo Saipov: From golden boy to ISIL supporter

Uzbekistan

Is Central Asia a 'hotbed for extremism'?

Analysts caution using Tuesday’s attack, allegedly carried out by an Uzbek man, to malign against an entire region.

NYC attack: Is Central Asia a 'hotbed for extremism'?

Human Rights

Escaping the clutches of sex trafficking in Thailand

An Uzbek woman who was trafficked to Thailand and forced to sell sex shares the story of her escape.

Escaping the clutches of sex trafficking in Thailand

Europe

Stockholm attack suspect confesses to 'terrorist crime'

Rakhmat Akilov accepts his custody detention and admits ploughing pedestrians in Swedish capital, his lawyer says.

Stockholm attack suspect confesses to 'terrorist crime'

Uzbekistan

Will new Uzbek president alter the dictatorial course?

New leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has Uzbekistan's people wondering if the hard-line rule under Islam Karimov will change.

Will new Uzbek president alter the dictatorial course?

Uzbekistan

Uzbek interim leader secures landslide election win

Former PM of 13 years, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, receives 88 percent of votes in poll with little actual competition.

Mirziyoyev scores landslide win in presidential poll

Asia

Uzbekistan votes in first polls since Karimov's death

Interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev is expected to succeed Islam Karimov, who ruled the country for 27 years.

Uzbekistan votes in first polls since Karimov's death

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan to hold presidential elections on December 4

A week after long-time leader Islam Karimov dies, elections authority announces vote to be held in early December.

Uzbekistan to hold presidential election on December 4