Nov 23rd
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Central Asia

Islam Karimov: The Uzbek dictator who has locked up his pop diva daughter


A student in Britain has called on his grandfather to free his mother


Under her showbiz alias of GooGoosha, she once sang with Julio Iglesias and GĂ©rard Depardieu. But, of late, pop diva, fashion designer and autocrat's daughter Gulnara Karimova has maintained an uncharacteristic silence that highlights a bitter schism at the heart of one of the world's most repressive regimes.


Islam Karimov awards Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov with Independence Order

AKIPress Bishkek (AKIpress) - Mustakillik Uzbek President Islam Karimov awarded President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov with the Order of "Mustakillik" (Inde...

Alexander Zelichenko: Prisons in Kyrgyzstan become breeding ground for extremist organizations news agency Makhinur NIYAZOVA "Kyrgyzstan's prisons have become a breeding ground for extremist organizations," the expert, retired police colonel Alexander Zelic...

Islam Karimov approves memorandum on transport corridor Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman-Qatar

AKI Press Bishkek (AKIpress) - transport corridor Central Asia and the Middle East will be linked by transport and transit corridor "Central Asia - Persian Gulf." On Oc...

Four Members Of Banned Islamic Group Jailed In Tatarstan

RFE/RL A court in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan has sentenced four members of a banned Islamic group to at least a year in prison on charges of recruitment and distribu...
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