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Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov

Uzbek bloggers test - and hit - the limits of new-found freedom

05 Nov 2018

TASHKENT When Uzbek authorities detained several online activists in September, blogger Davronbek Tojialiyev packed some clothes in a bag and waited for the knock on his door. | Video

Emboldened by change, some Uzbek imams turn on loudspeakers for call to prayer

11 Dec 2017

TASHKENT Some mosques in Uzbekistan are starting to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from loudspeakers for the first time in a decade as they take advantage of a more tolerant official attitude toward Islam since President Islam Karimov died last year.

Uzbekistan opens the door, a crack

27 Nov 2017

TASHKENT/ALMATY Sensing change in his native Uzbekistan, Hikmat Abdurahmonov plans to build a 10-storey office block and open a consultancy firm oriented towards foreign trade. In neighbouring Kazakhstan, banker Umut Shayakhmetova is considering an Uzbek subsidiary.

EU and Iran defend nuclear deal, under fire from Trump

10 Nov 2017

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan Senior officials from the European Union and Iran spoke up on Friday in defence of the agreement limiting Tehran's nuclear programme, as the pact comes under heavy pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S. - associate

01 Nov 2017

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S.: associate

01 Nov 2017

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

New York attack suspect, an Uzbek immigrant, turned to religion in U.S.: associate

01 Nov 2017

TASHKENT/ALMATY An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a rental truck down a bike path became interested in religion after emigrating to the United States, a fellow Uzbek who spoke to him two months ago told Reuters on Wednesday.

Uzbeks queue to buy, sell dollars as Soviet-era restrictions lifted

05 Sep 2017

TASHKENT Ordinary Uzbeks queued in front of bank offices on Tuesday to legally buy and sell foreign currency for the first time in decades, after President Shavkat Mirziyoyev lifted most restrictions in his biggest economic reform so far.

Uzbekistan removing lots of people from security blacklist: sources

15 Aug 2017

TASHKENT Uzbek authorities are removing large numbers of people from its blacklist of potential militants and political dissidents, state officials and media said, in a move likely to raise hopes for a more liberal climate in the ultra-secretive ex-Soviet republic.

Uzbekistan removing lots of people from security blacklist - sources

15 Aug 2017

TASHKENT, Aug 15 Uzbek authorities are removing large numbers of people from its blacklist of potential militants and political dissidents, state officials and media said, in a move likely to raise hopes for a more liberal climate in the ultra-secretive ex-Soviet republic.

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