The US had boots on the ground in Central Asia when it entered Afghanistan in 2001, but regional dynamics have shifted.
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan fear an influx of refugees from Afghanistan could undermine domestic security.
Uzbek authorities issue conflicting reports on the cause of the crash of an Afghan plane after Taliban seize Kabul.
Talks between five nations held in Turkmenistan, with war in neighbouring Afghanistan topping their agenda.
An Uzbek woman holds on to hope in her fight to free her brother, who is jailed in a notorious desert prison.
Khidirnazar Allakulov, who was held for almost one week, says the gov’t refuses to allow an opposition movement to grow.
Gulnara Karimova won a court victory in Switzerland that could pave the way for her to unblock $350m in frozen assets.
Four months since the Sarboda dam collapse displaced thousands, there are fears of corruption and cover-ups.
Interior ministry says Muslim minors accompanied by ‘close relatives’ can attend mosques, ending a de facto ban.
Boycott in place since 2006 over rights abuses has deepened unemployment and economic weakness, government claims.
While some critics fear measures aimed at stemming panic are overzealous, others praise government for managing crisis.
US Secretary of State’s visit comes as President Trump faces impeachment debacle at home, which involves Ukraine.
After jumping in front of a train, Kadyr Yusupov, who suffers from mental illness, said he was spying for the West.
OSCE observers note lack of ‘real contest’ as ruling Liberal Democratic Party retains biggest number of seats.