Tuesday May 14
Kyrgyzstan: Conference Generates Controversy Before Convening
A conference focusing on Kyrgyzstan's present problems and future choices threatens to become sidetracked by a conflict-of-interest controversy.
Mon May 13, 2013
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan Launch Caspian Rail Link
Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have launched a direct railway linking their oil-and-gas-rich Caspian Sea regions, bypassing Uzbekistan.
Sun May 12, 2013
Asrlar Sadosi 2013
On 4-5 May Asrlar sadosi traditional festival of culture took place in Navbahor district of Navoi region.
Thu May 09, 2013
Uzbekistan: Prisoners Denied Holy Books, Right to Pray
As many as 10,000 people languish in Uzbek prisons for their faith. Once there, they are subjected to another injustice, a religious-freedom watchdog reported this week: They are often denied access to clergy and religious literature.
Tue May 07, 2013
'Cooperation in energy sector to energise Pak-Tajikistan relations'
Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Tajikistan has huge hydel power potential therefore Pakistan and Tajikistan could cooperate in this area to further enhance their bilateral relations.
Mon May 06, 2013
Global Voices Online
Avoid Mycetism, Mushroom Pickers
Postage stamps featuring some of Kyrgyzstan's wild mushrooms - edible and non-edible. Images taken from ianbek.kg, used with permission.
Hotel News Resource
Hyatt Regency Hotel To Open 2015 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with State Unitary Enterprise for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Sat May 04, 2013
Kyrgyz Go Online For Fresh Produce
Mirlan Kudaibergenev traveled to Europe to see the world, and returned to Kyrgyzstan with a fresh idea -- selling fruit and vegetables online.
Official Wire News
Bodies of 2 US crew found at Kyrgyzstan crash site
Search teams on Saturday found the bodies of two American crew members near where their military refueling plane crashed in the rugged mountains of Kyrgyzstan, while the third crew member was still missing, the emergencies minister of the Central Asian nation said.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
The St. Petersburg Times
State Firm to Target Central Asian Drug Trade
A government commission has agreed to establish a state corporation to turn locals away from drug smuggling by developing economic projects in Central Asia, said Viktor Ivanov, head of the Federal Drug Control Service.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Remarks at U.S. Embassy Tashkent
Assistant Secretary Blake: Good morning, everybody. I'm very pleased to be back here in Tashkent and to see a lot of familiar faces.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Central Asian literature: what's on the cards?
'Come to the Russian stand, I'll meet you there', says Hamid Ismailov, a writer from Uzbekistan, the head of the BBC Central Asian and Caucasus Service, a quiet and soft-spoken gentleman in a black velveteen jacket.