Islam Karimov

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People attend the funeral ceremony of the late Uzbek president Islam Karimov at Samarkand’s Registan square. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Uzbeks, many weeping, lined the streets of the capital Tashkent on Saturday to watch the funeral cortege of president Islam Karimov, whos(...)

Uzbek president Islam Karimov is believed to have had a stroke. Some journalists citing reliable sources say he is dead and succession plans are secretly being made. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/AFP/Getty Images

Since emerging from the ruins of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago, central Asian states have rarely, if ever, marked their sovereignty amid(...)

Gulnara Karimova, eldest daughter of Uzbekistan’s president Islam Karimov: in 2014, Swiss authorities said they had frozen more than $900 million in assets linked to her as part of an investigation into corruption in Uzbekistan. Photograph: Muhammad Sharif/AFP/Getty Images

A US court last night cleared the way for the US Justice Department to seize $300 million (€270 million) allegedly linked to a Russian-Uzbekistani bri(...)

Uzbekistan’s president, Islam Karimov, faces another term following this weekend’s election. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

If there ever was any doubt that Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan, would win another term at this weekend’s election, it has been laid to re(...)