Uzbekistan

Graphic: MMA fighter dies after brutal confrontation with security

A 25-year-old MMA star has died after a violent encounter with security guards outside a nightclub in Uzbekistan.<p>According to reports from the scene, …

Martial Arts

Uzbekistan's Secret Underground

After a longtime ban on photographing the Tashkent Metro was lifted this summer, RFE/RL’s photographer went underground to reveal the art, …

Central Asia

Thais held by Bangladesh, face 'must win' Sunday

Thais celebrate the 80th minute goal that tied the match with Bangladesh. (AFP photo)<p>Supachai Chaided fired home another late equaliser in a 1-1 draw …

Soccer

Kyrgyzstan Follows Neighbors' Example To Create 'Tourist Police'

Kyrgyzstan says it will set up a special police force to provide security for tourists who visit the Central Asian nation. The move follows examples …

Extremism

Time To Step Up For Cardinals’ 2016 Draft Class

NEW ORLEANS -- It does not take a detective to see the dichotomy between two of the Cardinals’ recent draft classes.<p>The 2015 group could go down as …

Football (U.S.)

Tajik President Makes Bridge-Building Visit To Uzbekistan

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has visited Uzbekistan for talks seen as an important step toward mending a tense and complicated bilateral …

Tajikistan

Thais look to seal Asian Games last-16 berth today - The Nation

Despite a 2-0 loss record against the Middle Eastern side, Thailand showed no fear and rallied from a goal down to equalise through a header from …

SEA Games

Prabhu to visit Uzbekistan to promote trade, economic ties

Indian industry to look for opportunity in farm, textiles, pharma and IT sectors

Business (India)

Walker fronts on $39k spending bill

New Zealand First list MP Mark Patterson, left, and Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker.<p>Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker has one of the highest travel …

New Zealand Politics

Caspian Summit Fails To Resolve Issues Between Iran And Nearest Neighbors

While the leaders of the Caspian littoral states resolved some longstanding border issues at their recent summit in Kazakhstan, some important …

Turkmenistan

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Kyrgyzstan early September: President

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will participate in the 3rd World Nomad Games, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov said …

Jalalabad

Russia's and Turkmenistan's leaders to hold energy dialogue - Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will hold “a possible energy dialogue” amid other bilateral issues with his Turkmen counterpart Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov later on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Russia

Qatar open with win over Hong Kong in basketball

Qatar’s Khalid Abdi (left) manoeuvres past Hong Kong’s Cheng Kam Hing in their men’s basketball preliminary Group C game at the 2018 Asian Games in …

Hong Kong

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Agree To Work On Land Swap Near Border

Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are working on a possible land swap near the border between the two Central Asian states, some parts of which have not been …

Kyrgyzstan

War Elephants get breathless draw at Asian Games

A last-gasp goal by substitute Supachai Chaided earned Thailand a deserved 1-1 draw with Qatar in their opening match of the men's football …

Soccer

Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan

Project Goals<p>‘Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan’ is a joint project of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, United States Agency for …

United Nations

Russian, Turkmen Presidents To Meet In Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov are due to meet on August 15 for what the Kremlin describes as …

Russia

KFC reveals date for opening first fast-food restaurant in Uzbekistan

Aug 14, 2018 (TREND News Agency via COMTEX) -- Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 14<p>By Fikret Dolukhanov - Trend:<p>KFC will open its first restaurant in Uzbekistan …

Food

Decades of rural experience for new NZ Pork Chair

NZ Pork has appointed former Southland MP Eric Roy as Chair of a new board of directors, as the industry-good body positions itself to face key …

New Zealand

5 reasons to visit Uzbekistan

Magical Silk Road cities, epic wide open spaces and a quirky Soviet past; Uzbekistan has it all. And with new, relaxed visa rules, it’s easier to …

Silk Road

Arizona Cardinals: 5 whose stock dropped vs Chargers

GLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 11: Quarterback Geno Smith #3 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass over defensive tackle Peli Anau #63 of the Arizona …

Football (U.S.)

Afghan Taliban delegation visits Uzbekistan to talk security, power lines

KABUL (Reuters) - A delegation from the Afghan Taliban met officials in Uzbekistan during a five-day trip to the country last week to discuss issues including transport and power lines and peace in Afghanistan, the movement's political office said.<p>Muhammad Sohail Shaheen, spokesman for the …

Afghanistan

Taliban's political stature rises with talks in Uzbekistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of increasing Taliban political clout in the region, the head of the insurgents' political office led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry officials there, Uzbek and Taliban officials said.<p>Taliban political …

Afghanistan

NFL preseason roundup: Vikings QBs lead rout of Broncos

Trevor Siemian threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns, one covering 78 yards, and Kyle Sloter and Kirk Cousins, Minnesota's big offseason acquisition, threw for a touchdown apiece as the Vikings defeated the host Denver Broncos 42-28 on Saturday night.<p>Cousins, who signed a three-year, $84 million …

NFL

Procurement Notices - 48921 - National expert to adapt Climate

Overview :<p>The UNDP Turkmenistan Country Office is seeking proposals from individuals for provision of the Individual Consultancy services described …

Climate

This sea is disappearing because it’s near death

<b>THE ARAL SEA, which lies between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south, was one of the four largest lakes in the world.</b>There was a time …

Asia Travel

When Climate Change Starts Wars - Issue 63: Horizons

The Kyrgyz soldier stepped quietly out of the dark green bushes and swung his Kalashnikov rifle in the direction of our car. Another emerged and did …

Tajikistan

RA9USU recently kidnapped. | DX-World

In Russian, this video is of an interview with well known DXpeditioner and world traveller, Dima Zhikarev, RA9USU, who was recently detained in an …

Kidnapping

Inside Ashgabat, the flashy but empty 'city of the dead'

Film-maker and ‘dark tourist’ David Farrier visited Turkmenistan’s newly built capital, designed to cope with anything – as long as it’s preplanned<p>Wandering around Ashgabat, I had Land of Sunshine, the song by Faith No More, looping in my head. The capital city of Turkmenistan, is blisteringly dry …

Human Rights

Poetry and Intrigue in Uzbekistan: On Hamid Ismailov’s ‘The Devil’s Dance’

In <b>Hamid Ismailov</b>’s book <i>The Devil’s Dance</i>, one Uzbek prisoner says to another, “It’s time for afternoon prayers, I think. Are you a believer, or one …

Literature