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Where did Somonids (Samanids) Rulers of Bukhara Disappear?

Where did Somonids (Samanids) Rulers of Bukhara Disappear?

Sultan Ismail Samani established the foundations of ruling Sammanid dynasty in Bukhara which ruled from 875 to 1004 AD over regions of Central Asia that now comprise modern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. The tomb of Sultan Ismoil (Ismail as spelled in the Middle East) with its Zoroastrian and Buddhist architectural design still decorates […]

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

(Timings of the American and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections nearly within a month together with the functioning of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and forthcoming Tripartite meeting of Russia, China and Pakistan over Afghanistan may likely lead to major policy shifts in America’s Afghanistan and Central and South Asian policy trends).   BACKGROUND:  leadership changes after the Presidential […]

New economic zone to open in Uzbekistan

New economic zone to open in Uzbekistan

Acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed creating a new free economic zone in Urgut district of Samarkand region, Akhborot news program of Uzbekistan TV channel reported, Gazeta.uz cites. Currently, 40 industrial enterprises, including 19 joint companies, operate in the industrial zone in Urgut, occupying almost 42 hectares and employing some 1,200 people. Last year, […]

A Sensitive Power Transition in Uzbekistan

A Sensitive Power Transition in Uzbekistan

Orhan GAFARLI Academic on International Relations at Ankara University of Turkey Some news about the hospitalization of Islam Karimov, the former President of Uzbekistan had been spread out in late August. There was no any clear information about his illness. His daughter Lola Karimova declared on the social networks that he has been hospitalized due […]

North Korea closes down embassy in Uzbekistan

North Korea closes down embassy in Uzbekistan

North Korea has closed down its embassy in Uzbekistan as part of a restructuring of its missions in the Commonwealth of Independent States, a diplomatic source in Uzbekistan said on August 20, Trend News reports. The source said that the North Korean embassy informed foreign embassies in Tashkent, the Uzbek capital, earlier this month of […]

Uzbekistan Airways reduces passenger transportation

Uzbekistan Airways reduces passenger transportation

Trend News Agency reports that Uzbekistan National Airways (Ozbekiston Havo Yollari) carried 1.177 million passengers in January-June 2016. Uzbekistan Airways transported 1.235 passengers during the same period of 2015. Thus, the company reduced passenger traffic by 4.7 percent in January-June 2016 compared to the same period of 2015. In 1H2016, Uzbekistan Airways implemented 10,671 flights […]

South Korea to build textile techno-park in Uzbekistan

South Korea to build textile techno-park in Uzbekistan

Tashkent recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Korea-Uzbekistan Textile Techno-Park in the territory of the Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry, the Times of Central Asia cites the Jahan information agency report. The project to establish in Tashkent the Textile Training-Research Techno-Park until 2018, implemented by Uzbekistan’s light-industry JSC O’zbekyengilsanoat together with the […]

Chinese, Uzbek leaders hail inauguration of Central Asia’s longest railway tunnel

Chinese, Uzbek leaders hail inauguration of Central Asia’s longest railway tunnel

(Xinhua) — Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uzbek counterpart, Islam Karimov, on Wednesday hailed the inauguration of the Qamchiq Tunnel in Uzbekistan, saying it is a major achievement of the Belt and Road Initiative. The two leaders watched via video link the opening of the 19.2-km railway tunnel, which is part of the […]

China, Uzbekistan to boost strategic partnership

China, Uzbekistan to boost strategic partnership

Xinhua – China and Uzbekistan upgraded their ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership on June 22 after talks between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uzbek counterpart, Islam Karimov, The two countries also outlined the cooperation plan for their new partnership in such areas as political mutual trust and support, the China-proposed Silk Road […]

Uzbekistan closes borders before the summit

Uzbekistan closes borders before the summit

Uzbekistan has temporarily closed its border with four of its neighboring countries, the Uzbek State Border Service said in a statement, Trend news agency reported. People, vehicles, and goods from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan and will be unable to enter the country between June 15 and June 25. While authorities gave no official reason […]

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