Russian interference in Uzbekistan has led for a push to adopt Russian as an official language, but the move is having the opposite effect.
The election is the first in the nation of 33 million since Mirziyoyev took power in late 2016 following the death of strongman Islam Karimov, who had run the former Soviet republic as a police state for 27 years.
India's move to integrate Jammu and Kashmir into the central state has inadvertently led to a rise in the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's popularity among Kashmiris.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani urges Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to respond to India's "annexation" of disputed Kashmir by dissolving Tashkent, Shimla and Lahore agreements, and "re-designation" of de facto border to "ceasefire line."
The Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States is ready to welcome Uzbekistan as a new member while Turkmenistan expects to become an observer state.
If the Uzbek president wants genuine reform of religious freedoms in the country, he faces a steep uphill battle.
Russia has been targeting the Tatars with illegal detentions and other threats, even forcing them out of Crimea, but the ethnic minority refuses to accept Moscow's sovereignty
Uzbek authorities oppose Karimova’s extradition to the US because she knows too much about top Uzbek officials, including President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who served as prime minister in her father’s government, an analyst said.
The Turkish president arrived in Tashkent on Monday for a three-day official visit to the former Soviet central Asian nation.
More than 20 signatories of a declaration including Turkey committed to a "Afghan-led" peace process at the Tashkent conference on Afghanistan in Uzbekistan, where the Taliban was absent.
The former Soviet republic is seeking to raise its international profile as part of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's plan to open the country up and attract foreign investment after decades of isolation.
The militant group says it will not negotiate unless the US and other foreign troops leave Afghanistan.
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