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Uzbekistan to set up bank consortium to support home-based jobs.

The consortium for supporting home-based jobs will be created by Uzbek commercial banks, according to Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's decree.

- AzerNews - AZ

Uzbek Senate session starts work in Tashkent.

The tenth session of the Senate of the Uzbek Parliament has started its work in Tashkent city, Trend's correspondent reported from the session.

- AzerNews - AZ

Uzbekistan To Increase Its Refining Capacity By 50%.

Uzbekistan revealed in late April that it had begun building a new $2.2 billion oil refinery that would produce fuel for sale domestically and abroad. Official news sources stated perfunctorily that oil supply agreements had already been reached with Kazakhstan and Russia, although the finer details still in fact need ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Uzbekistan might join TITR.

Uzbekistan could join Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, an ambitious new trade link between China and Europe, as having reliable and effective transportation networks for easy access to global markets is vital for modern economic development and security, particularly for landlocked states.

- AzerNews - AZ

Uzbekistan, Turkey sign deals worth $2B.

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbekistan might join TITR.

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbekistan Banks on Russian Oil for New Refinery.

Uzbekistan revealed in late April that it had begun building a new $2.2 billion oil refinery that would produce fuel for sale domestically and abroad. Official news sources stated perfunctorily that oil supply agreements had already been reached with Kazakhstan and Russia, although the finer details still in fact need ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbekistan: Preserving Life Amid an Environmental Disaster.

Copyright show: No Rafat Aimuratov is on a crusade to save Muynak. The former bustling fisheries hub in western Uzbekistan is ground zero in what is widely acknowledged to be among the worst environmental disasters of the past century. Decades of intensive water-hungry cotton farming sapped the rivers filling the Aral Sea ...

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden at Calif. prison.

An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years behind bars for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing the warden at the California federal prison where he was serving his sentence, prosecutors said Thursday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US: Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden.

Authorities say an Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in federal prison for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been charged with stabbing a prison warden.

- FOX News - US

Uzbekistan creates Ministry of Employment & Labor Relations.

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijan joins children's charity festival in Uzbekistan

- Today.Az - AZ

Ministry of Employment & Labor Relations established in Uzbekistan

- Today.Az - AZ

Uzbekistan invited to join TITR

A roundtable meeting on the topic "Trans-Caspian International Transport Route and Seaports of Kazakhstan" was held in Tashkent on May 25.

- AzerNews - AZ

Bad Language Lands Uzbek Official In Hot Water

An Uzbek official has been fined for verbally insulting a local woman over a complaint letter she sent to the president of the country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Uzbekistan: Celebrated Rights Lawyer Dies, Aged 69

After many years of being denied permission to leave Uzbekistan, human rights activist and lawyer Polina Braunerg died on May 19 in a hospital in the capital, Tashkent, at 69 years of age. Her career defending the most desperate and hopeless cases imaginable was marked by remarkable bravery — the kind that only ever ...

- EurasiaNet - US

The Central Asianist Podcast with Nate Schenkkan: Thaw or No Thaw in Uzbekistan?

Editors' Picks: No Episode 20

- EurasiaNet - US

Is This The Start Of Regional Cooperation In Central Asia?

t looks like the new president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyaev, is keeping at least one of his promises. Not long after independent Uzbekistan's founding president, Islam Karimov, died in September 2016, his successor said one of his priorities would be better relations with neighboring Central Asian states.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Long-Serving Uzbek Central-Bank Chief Dead At 67

Long-serving Uzbek Central Bank chief Fayzulla Mullajonov has died at the age of 67.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Long-Serving Uzbek Central Bank Chief Dead At 67

Long-serving Uzbek Central Bank chief Fayzulla Mullajanov has died at the age of 67, relatives said.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Reports: Long-Serving Uzbek Central Bank Chief Dies

The long-serving chairman of Uzbekistan's central bank, Fayzulla Mullajanov, has died at the age of 67, Uzbek semiofficial websites report.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan agreed on electricity transit

Uzbekistan will provide its energy networks for the transit of Turkmen electricity to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

- AzerNews - AZ

Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?

During his second visit to Turkmenistan, Uzbek President Mirziyoyev agreed to join the pipeline project.

- The Diplomat - US

Uzbekistan, IDB to develop new co-op program

President of the Islamic Development Bank Bandar Hajjar met with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev as part of his working visit to Saudi Arabia, the Uzbek national news agency reported May 21.

- AzerNews - AZ

Uzbekistan's Gaibnazarov Wins Second Pro Boxing Match

Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, who won a gold medal for Uzbekistan at the 2016 Rio Olympics, won for the second time in two professional boxing matches, beating American fighter Augustine Mauras in New York's Madison Square Garden.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Pledge Game-Changing Energy, Power Cooperation

The love affair between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan shows every sign of intensifying, and in ways that could stand to benefit the region. In perhaps the most arresting news, the state energy companies of the two countries over the weekend reached a loose and non-binding agreement to jointly develop Caspian Sea oil and gas ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbek president arrives in Saudi Arabia

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Saudi Arabia to participate in the Arab Islamic American summit in Riyadh on May 21, the Uzbek national news agency reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

Uzbekistan: Prices for Staple Goods Rising Sharply

Prices for some staple food items in Uzbekistan have increased sharply this week, forcing the government to scramble into action, albeit not very effectively. By the second half of this week, the per kilo cost of beef and mutton had risen by up to 5,000 Uzbek sum in the markets of Tashkent and in the Ferghana Valley. On May ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbekistan: President Cannot Get Enough of Turkmenistan

When Uzbekistan's president likes a place, he likes it to pay it a repeat visit, or so it would seem. Shavkat Mirziyoyev is set to go on a second trip to Turkmenistan on May 19-20 — he first went in March — at the behest of this Turkmen counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. The leaders will meet for talks and sign ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Usmanov, Navalny Take Bitter Legal Battle Online With Dueling Videos

Russian tycoon Alisher Usmanov and opposition leader Aleksei Navalny have exchanged bitter, strongly worded video attacks as they rejected a Moscow court's proposed settlement in a defamation case.  Usmanov, an Uzbek-born billionaire with ties to the Kremlin, filed the lawsuit in April against Navalny and his ...

- Voice of America - US

Uzbekistan: President's China Trip Yields Giant Rewards

Uzbekistan's president went to China last week with great hope of landing major deals, and it would seem he was not disappointed. As Uzbek media have reported, Shavkat Mirziyoyev came away from his May 11-15 trip with dozens of agreements under his belt worth a total of $23 billion. A whole array of sectors were ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbekistan: UN Official Calls for Rights Reforms

Expand Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights attends the 34th session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2017. © 2017 Denis Balibouse/Reuters – The United Nations high commissioner for human rights called on ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Uzbekistan: UN human rights office to work more closely with 'country at a crossroads'

The United Nations human rights chief today announced that the Central Asian branch of his Office will extend its coverage to Uzbekistan now that an agreement is in place, highlighting that the country is “at a crossroads.”

- UN - INT

Uzbekistan: Top UN Human Rights Official on Landmark Visit

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, arrived in Uzbekistan on May 10 for a rare visit that advocacy groups hope could signal a break from a legacy of repression. After arriving in Tashkent, Zeid met with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Komilov to discuss key priorities in improving ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbekistan: President in Pursuit of Big Deals in China During 5-Day Visit

The president of Uzbekistan's travel itinerary has served as a useful shortcut guide to his emerging foreign policy priorities, so his visit to China now is offering yet more clues about where he sees the country heading. Shavkat Mirziyoyev will be in China for a full five days, spending May 11-13 on a state visit and the ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Uzbekistan's Next Step: Renewed International Engagement

High-level officials from international organizations are making the pilgrimage to Tashkent after years of rough relations.

- The Diplomat - US

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, And The Hope of Regionalism

Astana and Tashkent are at the heart of regionalism's potential in Central Asia

- The Diplomat - US

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