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Islam Karimov: January 30th, 1938-September 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Ivan Sekretarev, AP

In a celebrated assessment of the Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza the US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt said: “He may be a son-of-a-bitch bu(...)

Uzbek prime minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who has been named interim president: was the official mourner-in-chief at Karimov’s funeral and met Russian president Vladimir Putin this week. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/AFP/Getty Images

Uzbekistan’s parliament named prime minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev as interim president on Thursday in succession to the late president Islam Karimov, s(...)

 Uzbek President Islam Karimov speaks during a joint news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Authoritarian Uzbek leader Islam Karimov is in stable condition in an intensive care ward after suffering a brain haemorrhage on Saturday, his daughte(...)