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Uzbekistan: Sovereign state in Central Asia
Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan, is a country in Central Asia. It is surrounded by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south and Turkmenistan to the south-west. Along with Liechtenstein, it is one of two doubly landlocked countries.

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Thousands take exams outside in bid to weather coronavirus pandemic [Video]

Thousands take exams outside in bid to weather coronavirus pandemic

More than 100,000 students in Uzbekistan sat university entrance exams under open skies, as the coronavirus pandemic clouds the beginning of the academic year with uncertainty.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

'Our relation with China should be on reciprocity': Former Ambassador to Uzbekistan [Video]

'Our relation with China should be on reciprocity': Former Ambassador to Uzbekistan

Former Ambassador to Uzbekistan and Republic Of Korea, Skand Ranjan Tayal accused the Chinese ambassador in Delhi of spreading lies. He said, "The Chinese ambassador in New Delhi is spreading lies in..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:33Published

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Uzbekistan to reopen borders for some air travellers

Uzbekistan will reopen its borders to some air travellers from June 15 with quarantine procedures depending on their country of origin, the Central Asian nation's government said on Sunday.
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Uzbekistan announces further easing of coronavirus restrictions

Uzbekistan will allow many businesses, including restaurants and cafes, clothing retailers and kindergartens, to reopen on June 15 in the latest easing of its coronavirus restrictions, the government..
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Uzbekistan extends duration of coronavirus curbs, but eases some

Uzbekistan has extended measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus until June 15, but relaxed some restrictions, allowing the resumption of domestic tourism and soccer games, the authorities said..
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Uzbekistan to liberalise electoral, media law

Uzbekistan plans to liberalise its electoral and media laws, the government said on Friday, in a move that could make its tightly controlled political system more open and reduce Western criticism of..
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Uzbekistan pushes back against Russian criticism over language policy

Uzbekistan on Monday pushed back against Russian criticism of its plans to enforce the use of the Uzbek language in the civil service, in a rare rebuke of Moscow by Tashkent amid otherwise warm ties.
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Uzbekistan extends confinement measures, eases some restrictions

Uzbekistan will keep some of its lockdowns in place until June 1, the government said on Friday, but allow movement within and between certain major cities and provinces.
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Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan evacuate thousands over flood

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the Syr Darya river basin after a reservoir dam on the Uzbek side burst, flooding large areas on both sides of the border, the..
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Uzbekistan allows some retailers to reopen after shutdown over virus

Uzbekistan allowed certain categories of retailers and other businesses to reopen on Saturday after being closed for weeks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, state news agency Uza reported.
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Cotton Campaign says too early to lift Uzbek boycott

A coalition of human rights groups known as the Cotton Campaign said on Thursday it was too early to lift a boycott of Uzbek cotton despite Tashkent's progress in eradicating forced labour and its..
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Uzbekistan appeals to labour rights group to lift cotton boycott

Uzbekistan on Thursday appealed to a coalition of human rights groups to end a boycott of Uzbek cotton and textiles to enable the Central Asian nation to boost export revenue and create jobs at a time..
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Uzbek doctor, 39, dies after coronavirus self-treatment

A doctor in Uzbekistan died on Saturday after unsuccessfully trying to treat a coronavirus infection that he kept secret, the Central Asian nation's healthcare ministry said.
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Uzbekistan reports first coronavirus death as it widens lockdowns

Uzbekistan reported its first coronavirus death on Friday, as it locked down more cities and districts, having declared large bonuses for medical workers in the battle on infections, which climbed to..
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Uzbekistan locks down cities, province due to coronavirus

Uzbekistan is locking down the cities of Samarkand, Namangan, Andijan and Gulistan, as well as the whole of Surxondaryo province to prevent the spread of coronavirus, their respective municipal..
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Central Asia tightens restrictions as coronavirus spreads

Authorities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have announced fresh restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus as the number of cases in Central Asia snowballed.
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Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan close borders after first coronavirus cases

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan effectively closed their borders on Sunday after Central Asia's two biggest nations confirmed their first coronavirus cases.
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Uzbekistan confirms first coronavirus case, closes schools, borders

An Uzbek citizen has tested positive for coronavirus after returning from France, Uzbekistan's Healthcare Ministry said on Sunday, marking the first infection from the virus in the Central Asian..
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Uzbekistan suspends air links with Afghanistan, Iran, Italy

Uzbekistan has suspended flights to and from Afghanistan, Iran, and Italy to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Central Asian nation's foreign ministry said on Monday.
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Uzbekistan detains 21 on suspicion of Syrian militant links

Uzbek police have detained 21 people suspected of being linked to an Islamist militant group operating in Syria, police said on Wednesday.
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Turkey says to export fast-results coronavirus detection kit

Turkey will in coming days export to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan locally-produced coronavirus detection kits that can get results in about two hours, its health minister said on Friday.
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Uzbekistan sends protective equipment to virus-hit China

Uzbekistan is sending 40 tonnes of protective suits, masks and gloves to virus-hit China, the Central Asian nation's government said on Wednesday, as a fully loaded military cargo plane departed..
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Uzbekistan evacuates 251 people from China

Uzbekistan has evacuated 251 people from China amid the coronavirus outbreak and quarantined them on arrival in Tashkent, the Central Asian nation's state airline said on Thursday.
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Uzbekistan resists as U.S. seeks to rally Central Asians against China

Uzbekistan on Monday gently resisted Washington's efforts to rally China's central Asian neighbors against Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a contentious issue for the region which has..
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Uzbekistan to ease restrictions on moving from provinces to capital

Uzbekistan will liberalize its domestic migration system which bars provincial dwellers from moving to the capital unless they have already secured a job there, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said on..
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Fire kills Uzbek laborers in Siberian village

A fire killed 11 people, most of them laborers from Uzbekistan, in a wooden building in Siberia early on Tuesday, emergency services and Russian news agencies said.
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Uzbekistan's LibDems retain lead in parliamentary election

Uzbekistan's Liberal Democratic Party has retained the biggest number of seats in the Central Asian nation's legislature so far, winning 43 seats out of 128 in Sunday's vote, the Central Election..
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More freedom, but predictable outcome: Uzbekistan votes for new parliament

All five parties running in a parliamentary election in Uzbekistan on Sunday back reformist President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, meaning that although the vote will be the freest in decades, it is sure to..
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Two families from Uzbekistan killed in Canada plane crash: ambassador

Two families from Uzbekistan died when a single-engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area on the outskirts of Kingston, Ontario, killing all seven people aboard, the Uzbekistan ambassador said in a..
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Uzbekistan decides against charges over mayor's threats against journalists

The Uzbek Prosecutor General's office has decided not to press charges against the mayor of the capital city Tashkent over his threats to journalists but reprimanded both sides in a row that drew..
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Islamic State claims Tajik-Uzbek border attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for a deadly attack on a border post on the Tajikistan-Uzbekistan frontier two days earlier, the group's Amaq news agency reported on its channel on the..
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Militants attack Tajik border post, 17 killed: security officials

Masked Islamic State militants attacked a border post on the Tajik-Uzbek border overnight, triggering a gun battle that killed 15 of the militants, a guard and a policeman, Tajik authorities said on..
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Seventeen killed in attack on Tajik border outpost, authorities say

Seventeen people were killed in an overnight shootout at an outpost on the Tajik-Uzbek border that was attacked by armed men wearing masks, Tajik authorities said on Wednesday.
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Uzbekistan bars lavish debt-trap weddings

Not more than 250 guests, two music bands, and a maximum of three posh cars in a motorcades – such are the new wedding regulations adopted by the Uzbek parliament this week in an attempt to curb..
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Uzbekistan launches new probe against ex-leader's daughter

Uzbek prosecutors have launched a fresh criminal case against Gulnara Karimova, an already imprisoned daughter of late president Islam Karimov, over allegations of illegal privatization, the Prosecutor..
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Former Uzbek first daughter taken from jail in ambulance: lawyer

Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the former leader of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, has been taken from the prison where she is being held in an ambulance, her lawyer wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
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Swiss to return $133 million to Uzbekistan after money laundering probe

The Swiss attorney general's office on Monday said it was returning 130 million Swiss francs ($133 million) to Uzbekistan which it seized during am investigation involving a relative of the daughter of..
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Uzbek chief prosecutor sacked over graft probe: report

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sacked Prosecutor General Otabek Murodov after he was targeted in a corruption probe, news website Gazeta.uz quoted Mirziyoyev as saying on Friday.
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Uzbekistan says it will investigate harassment of Western rights activist

Uzbekistan pledged on Monday to investigate a verbal attack by several of its citizens on a visiting Human Rights Watch researcher after HRW said the incident showed independent activists remained..
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