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US, German Representatives Discuss Uzbekistan’s Role in Afghanistan

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Uzbek President Islam Karimov has met with American and German diplomats in Tashkent as part of a U.S.-German initiative to consolidate international efforts to support the economic revival of Afghanistan. Mr. Karimov on Tuesday welcomed U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman and Michael Steiner, Germany’s commissioner on Afghanistan and Pakistan. In welcoming […]

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Obama Congratulates Uzbekistan on 20 Years of Independence

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama telephoned Uzbekistan’s president, Islam Karimov, Wednesday to congratulate him on 20 years of Uzbek independence. The White House says the two leaders pledged to keep working together to build broad cooperation. This would include strengthening contacts between Americans and Uzbeks. Mr. Obama said he believes that a more prosperous, secure and […]

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South Korea, Uzbekistan Seal Multi-Billion Dollar Economic Deal

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea and Uzbekistan have signed a set of development deals worth $4 billion during a visit to the Central Asian nation by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says the deal provides for the joint development of Uzbekistan’s Surgil gas field near the Aral Sea, including construction of a gas […]

South Korea’s Lee Continues Economic, Diplomatic Tour of Central Asia

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak flew to Uzbekistan Tuesday, the second leg of his three-nation tour of Central Asia. Mr. Lee is expected to sign a gas development deal with Uzbekistan counterpart Islam Karimov worth $4 billion . The South Korean president headed to Uzbekistan after completing a three-day visit to Mongolia, where he held […]

Uzbekistan Jails Former Gold Miner Employee on Spying Charges

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Uzbekistan has sentenced a former employee of British mining company Oxus Gold to 12 years in prison on charges of industrial espionage. The company said in a statement Thursday that a military court convicted Said Ashurov who worked as chief metallurgist at a joint venture which is at a center of dispute […]

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Reports: Uzbekistan Deports Americans for Suspected Missionary Activities

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian media reports say Uzbekistan has expelled a group of U.S. nationals after accusing them of illegal missionary activities. The reports Tuesday quote Uzbek officials as saying the Americans, posing as businessmen or English-language teachers, attempted to convert local Uzbeks to Christianity. Authorities in Tashkent, according to the reports, noted that the Americans had mastered […]

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Foreigners in Uzbekistan to Pay for Air Travel in Foreign Currency

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Starting Friday, foreigners in Uzbekistan will have to pay for plane tickets for all domestic and international flights in foreign currency. The government of the central Asian country announced the new regulation Wednesday. Under the new regulation, foreigners purchasing airline tickets in Uzbekistan must pay for them with foreign currency instead of the Uzbek som. […]

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Earthquake Kills 13, Injures 80 in Uzbekistan

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 13 people have been killed and more than 80 injured in Uzbekistan by a powerful earthquake centered in neighboring Kyrgyzstan. The magnitude 6.2 temblor struck early Wednesday in Central Asia’s Ferghana Valley region, close to the border between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and 42 kilometers southwest of the Uzbek city of Ferghana. Uzbek authorities […]

Earthquake Kills 13, Injures 80 in Uzbekistan

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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At least 13 people have been killed and more than 80 injured in Uzbekistan by a powerful earthquake centered in neighboring Kyrgystan. The magnitude 6.2 temblor struck early Wednesday in Central Asia’s Ferghana Valley region, close to the border between Uzbekistan and Kyrgystan, and 42 kilometers southwest of the Uzbek city of Ferghana. Uzbek authorities […]

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