Analysis: Uzbek-Turkmen cooperation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The recent second Caspian Sea Littoral States Summit, which concluded earlier this week, saw a broader consensus developing among the five Caspian littoral nations than at any time since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

ONGC to give service contracts to smaller firms; LUKoil to supply TGK-8 with gas from Caspian fields; Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan eager about pipeline
ANDREA MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: SCO energy ties

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- For the past several days, Western analysts have been fixated on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s massive Peace Mission 2007 anti-terrorist drill.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Daughter may succeed Uzbek president

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Islam Karimov, the authoritarian president of Uzbekistan, is reportedly grooming his 33-year-old daughter as his successor.

Uzbek leaders may face U.S. sanctions

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Republican lawmakers, concerned about repression in Uzbekistan, may seek sanctions aimed at Uzbek President Islam Karimov and other officials.

S.Korea, Uzbekistan sign energy deal

SEOUL, March 29 (UPI) -- South Korea and Uzbekistan signed an agreement Wednesday in Seoul to jointly explore and develop oil and gas fields in the energy-rich Central Asian nation.

U.S. shuts down base in Uzbekistan

KARSHI-KHANABAD, Uzbekistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The United States has shut down its air base at Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan, on the orders of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, a report said.

Uzbek rebels jailed

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A court in Uzbekistan sentenced 15 men to lengthy prison terms for an uprising in May rights activists say resulted in the massacre of some 500 people.

U.S. Senate withholds Uzbekistan payment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate has voted to delay a $23 million payment to Uzbekistan in protest of alleged human rights abuses in that country. The payment, for past use of the Karshi-Khanabad airbase, will be postponed for at least a year, the BBC reported Thursday.

Envoy denies U.S. paid for Andijan revolt

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. diplomat has dismissed as "ludicrous" claims that the United States was behind the May uprising in the Uzbek town of Andijan. Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Daniel Fried, speaking after meeting Uzbek President Islam Karimov, also said U.S

Uzbek opposition leaders reportedly unite

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, June 29 (UPI) -- Uzbekistan's opposition leaders have joined hands to oppose the regime of President Islam Karimov, the new group announced Wednesday.

U.S. backs Andijan probe

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The State Department Tuesday repeated calls for a global inquiry into killings in Andijan, Uzbekistan, despite reports the Pentagon had blocked the move.

U.S. policy under test in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, June 13 (UPI) -- Uzbek President Islam Karimov is a close U.S. ally in the fight against terrorism but his regime is also testing America's image in the Muslim world.

China and Uzbekistan sign $600m oil deal

BEIJING, May 26 (UPI) -- Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov announced in Beijing he has signed a $600 million oil deal with China.

Fatalities in Uzbekistan still uncertain

KARADARIYA, Kyrgyzstan, May 23 (UPI) -- President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan says 32 Uzbek troops and 137 others were killed during a protest, but opposition leaders put the total near 750.

U.N. rights expert seeks Uzbekistan visit

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 20 (UPI) -- A U.N. arbitrary executions expert is trying to visit Uzbekistan following reports government troops killed scores, if not hundreds, of protesters last week.

Uzbek troops reclaim rebel-held town

ANDIJON, Uzbekistan, May 19 (UPI) -- Hundreds of heavily armed Uzbekistan army troops Thursday reclaimed an eastern border town Muslim rebels seized last week.

Diplomats tour embattled Uzbek town

ANDIJON, Uzbekistan, May 18 (UPI) -- Yielding to international pressure, Uzbekistan granted foreign diplomats access Wednesday to the town where government troops opened fire on crowds last week.

'Extremist elements' behind Uzbek violence

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- Extremists linked to al-Qaida are behind the current uprisings in Uzbekistan, Afghani Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah said Monday.

Uzbekistan tense after bloody uprising

ANDIJON, Uzbekistan, May 16 (UPI) -- Aid officials deployed in eastern Uzbekistan Monday to investigate claims government soldiers killed as many as 500 people in three days of demonstrations.

Uzbekistan protesters say 450 dead

ANDIJAN, Uzbekistan, May 15 (UPI) -- Uzbek security forces have reportedly sealed off the center of Andijan city where as many as 450 people may have been killed during anti-government protests.

Many reported dead in Uzbekistan protest

ANDIJAN, Uzbekistan, May 14 (UPI) -- The Uzbekistan president Saturday denied he gave the order to open fire during a protest in which 10 police officers and hundreds of others were killed.

Uzbek city wracked by deadly violence

ANDIZHAN, Uzbekistan, May 13 (UPI) -- Uzbekistan's president traveled to the east of his Asian nation Friday to quell an uprising that has killed at least nine people.

GUUAM goes on without Uzbeks

CHISINAU, Moldova, May 6 (UPI) -- The GUUAM group will still enjoy U.S. and European support after Uzbekistan pulls out, a Moldovan official told Interfax news agency Friday.

Uzbek peasant protesters beaten by police

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, May 4 (UPI) -- Police in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, were holding about 100 peasant protesters Wednesday after a violent confrontation outside the U.S. embassy.
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