Uzbekistan

Country Uzbekistan
Capital Tashkent
Continent Asia
Currency Uzbekistan som(UZS)
Languages Uzbek & Karakalpak

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Introduction

Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Boshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land poisoned and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. Independent since 1991, the country seeks to gradually lessen its dependence on agriculture while developing its mineral and petroleum reserves. Current concerns include terrorism by Islamic militants, economic stagnation, and the curtailment of human rights and democratization.

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Uzbekistan - Wikipedia
Uzbekistan - CIA World Fact Book
Uzbekistan - BBC
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World Bank accused over child labour in Uzbekistan - Financial Times

Financial Times

World Bank accused over child labour in Uzbekistan
Financial Times
The World Bank has been accused of turning a blind eye to the use of child and forced labour in Uzbekistan where a new report says schools have been pressing children as young as 10 to pick cotton as recently as last autumn. The study based on two ...
World Bank funds linked to forced labour in UzbekistanThe Guardian
Uzbekistan Forced Labor Linked to World Bank Projects, Advocates ...Foreign Policy (blog)
Uzbekistan: Forced Labor Linked to World Bank | Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty -Outlook India
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Uzbekistan Alters Its Vision for Afghanistan - The Jamestown Foundation

The Jamestown Foundation

Uzbekistan Alters Its Vision for Afghanistan
The Jamestown Foundation
After the change of leadership in Uzbekistan, it has been widely acknowledged that the country's new president, Shavkat Mirziyaev, is pursuing a more proactive and constructive regional diplomacy in Central Asia than his predecessor (see EDM, October ...

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Uzbekistan censors inappropriate music videos - The Calvert Journal - The Calvert Journal

The Calvert Journal



Uzbekistan terror suspect held in Colorado says right to speedy trial violated so he should be released - The Denver Post

The Denver Post

Uzbekistan terror suspect held in Colorado says right to speedy trial violated so he should be released
The Denver Post
An Uzbekistan terror suspect whose case became a national political football over controversial warrantless wiretaps and national security issues is angry that he's spent 5 1/2 years waiting for his trial and now seeks immediate release on ...



Uzbekistan: Imprisoned Dissident Dies in Custody | Human Rights ... - Human Rights Watch (press release)

Uzbekistan: Imprisoned Dissident Dies in Custody | Human Rights ...
Human Rights Watch (press release)
[nid:305656 field_ne_alignment=center]] (Bishkek) The Uzbek government should immediately allow an independent investigation into the enforced ...



From Uzbekistan, Bukharis biz is a feather in Hyderabad's cap - Times of India

From Uzbekistan, Bukharis biz is a feather in Hyderabad's cap
Times of India
Hyderabad: This Hyderabadi business family has literally contributed to the stature of the seventh Nizam - Mir Osman Ali Khan, who was barely five feet tall. The Nizam preferred tall headgear known as Rumi Topi (which used to be 8-9 inches in height ...



Youth held for Uzbekistan woman's rape - Times of India

Times of India

Youth held for Uzbekistan woman's rape
Times of India
NEW DELHI: A youth who had allegedly trafficked and raped a woman from Uzbekistan on the pretext of getting her a job in Delhi has been arrested by Delhi Police from a hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday. Police said that the man has been on the run since March ...
Man accused of raping Uzbekistan woman in Delhi arrestedInternational Business Times UK

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Uzbekistan: Where your travel money will take you far - The Independent

The Independent

Uzbekistan: Where your travel money will take you far
The Independent
I thought you were Bill Gates, the steward said while wheeling the buffet trolley along the aisle of Wednesday's 7.30am from Tashkent to Samarkand. The Afrosiyob high-speed train was racing across Uzbekistan's Steppe at over 140mph, reducing the ...



Imprisoned dissident dies in custody in Uzbekistan - IFEX

IFEX

Imprisoned dissident dies in custody in Uzbekistan
IFEX
Jumaniyazov's lawyer, Polina Braunerg, a well-known human rights attorney who had been denied permission to leave Uzbekistan to obtain medical treatment abroad for at least three years, died after suffering a stroke in May 2017. She earlier told Human ...



Seoul mayor to visit Russia, Uzbekistan - Yonhap News Agency - Yonhap News

Yonhap News

Seoul mayor to visit Russia, Uzbekistan - Yonhap News Agency
Yonhap News
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will visit the major cities of Russia and Uzbekistan this week to share city development ideas and expand cooperation with them, ...
Seoul mayor to visit UzbekistanAKIpress (press release) (subscription)

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