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

Inside Story

What's next for Uzbekistan?

President Islam Karimov died this week after suffering a stroke.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan buries President Islam Karimov

A large funeral was held in hometown of president, who died at the age of 78 after suffering a stroke.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's Islam Karimov dead at 78

Karimov, who dominated the Central Asian most populous nation for more than 25 years, has died.

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov dies

Asia

Confusion looms over death of Uzbekistan's president

Various diplomatic sources confirm death of Islam Karimov, but government only speaks of "critical condition".

Confusion looms over death of Uzbekistan's president

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's Islam Karimov critically ill: government

The health of President Islam Karimov, 78, has sharply deteriorated over the last 24 hours, cabinet says.

Uzbekistan's Islam Karimov critically ill: government

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: Uncertainty after president's stroke

President Islam Karimov not seen in public since last week. Speculation of his death and possible successors abound.

Uzbekistan: Uncertainty after president's stroke