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Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov

As pandemic empties traditional Uzbek bazaars, supermarkets step in

Apr 30 2020

TASHKENT As the coronavirus pandemic empties the bustling bazaars that have long dominated Uzbekistan's food trade, supermarkets are driving into the vacuum, foreseeing a reshaping of food retail should social distancing become the new normal.

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

Nov 05 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

Dec 11 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

Nov 27 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 toward foreign trade. In neighboring Kazakhstan, banker Umut Shayakhmetova is considering an Uzbek subsidiary.

EU and Iran defend nuclear deal, under fire from Trump

Nov 10 2017

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan Senior officials from the European Union and Iran spoke up on Friday in defense of the agreement limiting Tehran's nuclear program, 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

Nov 01 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

Nov 01 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

Nov 01 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

Sep 05 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

Aug 15 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.

World News

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown

Myanmar's junta lost a tug of war over leadership of its U.N. mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilians protesting against last month's coup.With tussles going on over diplomatic loyalties overseas, pro-democracy activists said they planned to hold more demonstrations in Myanmar on Friday to oppose the Feb. 1 ouster of the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.