Uzbek foreign ministry spokesman Yusup Kabulzhanov confirmed the evacuation by saying that "All Afghan refugees have left the territory of Uzbekistan.
The decision follows the amendment earlier this year of the country's law on freedom of conscience to allow women to wear the hijab in public places.
Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe following the withdrawal of coalition forces and needs an inclusive government with the participation of all national minorities, says Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon.
US presence in Central Asia will likely deplete further after the Afghanistan withdrawal with Russia and China waiting to sweep up the remains.
Uzbek Defence Ministry says an Afghan military jet was shot down by its air defence forces and crashed after crossing the border into Uzbekistan.
Leaders of five Central Asian countries have sounded the alarm over war in neighbouring Afghanistan as US-led forces withdraw from the country and the Taliban advances.
The ex-Soviet Central Asian country says it has tents, bedding, and other materials for potential refugees, adding it could absorb more refugees if necessary.
Kyrgyzstan on Saturday announced that its death toll had risen from 31 to 33 in recent border clashes with Tajikistan over water resources.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced at a joint press conference with his Uzbekistani counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov signing a memorandum that seeks to increase trade between the two countries.
Turkey’s President Erdogan makes the call at his ECO summit address, urging the Asian and Caucasus regional leaders to improve relations with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for regional economic prosperity.
The West needs to do more to stem the tide of illicit cash flowing from Central Asia into their countries.
The region's ruling elites fear Islamisation of public life, so they have adopted draconian measures to even suppress the revival of Muslim traditions.
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