Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences following the death of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov.
Islam Karimov was born on January 30 1938 in Samarkand and has run the central Asian country for more than a quarter-century.
While diplomatic sources have indicated that Uzbekistan’s longstanding president, Islam Karimov has died, Uzbek officials are yet to confirm the news.
Diplomatic sources have said Uzbekistan’s president Islam Karimov has died following a stroke, though Uzbek officials have only said he is in a critical…
Once a place of Islamic learning, this magestic madrassah in Samarkand dates back to the 1600s
Uzbek President Islam Karimov’s daughter has confirmed he is in a stable condition, but remains in intensive care, after suffering a brain haemorrhage on…
Uzbekistan’s president Islam Karimov has been taken to hospital, prompting rumours that he is seriously ill.
In the last of our Postcards from Uzbekistan we visit the city of Shakhrisabz and the remains of the famous Ak-Saray Palace
Our Postcard this week comes to you from the east of Uzbekistan, with a visit to a famous centre of ceramic production
Our Postcard this week is from eastern Uzbekistan and the silk fabrics made in the city of Margilan
In this episode of Postcards we continue to explore the ancient city of Khiva in Uzbekistan
This week our Postcard comes to you from the west of Uzbekistan and the ancient city of Khiva
We begin our new series of Postcards from the ancient city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan
At the southern-most tip of Uzbekistan, Termez has a long and rich history. It was once at the heart of Buddhism in Central Asia and also one of the
Fascinating gold embroidery, colourful pottery and handmade carpets. In the old caravan city of Bukhara merchants still sell their goods today under
Camel caravans once stopped in Samarkand on their way from China to Europe. In the first edition of “Uzbekistan Life” we trace the legacy of the
The Japanese national anthem ‘Kimigayo’ rang out at the Tashkent Grand Prix as Aaron Wolf took gold in the under 90 kilo category.
Day two of the Tashkent Grand Prix saw 125 judoka in action across the categories, with gold medals awarded in four weights, two each for the men and
Turkmenistan won its first ever judo grand prix gold medal on Thursday when Gulbadan Babamuratova beat her rivals to the under 52 kilo crown. She
Every other year, traditional oriental rhythms fill the ancient city of Samarkand, in Uzbekistan. On Registan Square, in the heart of the ancient
The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships came to a close on Thursday. Italy continued their fine showing in Tashkent Uzbekistan winning the first
At the Junior World Fencing Championships in Tashkent ,Italy’s Sabre team had much to celebrate in a tension packed final against Russia. At 39-39
America’s Eli Dershwitz kept his composure to take gold in the sabre discipline at the Cadet and Junior World Championships in Tashkent on Tuesday
There was no rest for the youngsters on Easter Monday at the Junior Fencing world championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It was an all-French affair
There was a first gold medal in the Cadet and Junior World Fencing Championships for Sara Taffel. The American won the final of the foil after she
On the threshold of the desert in Uzbekistan Khiva
maintains traditions dating back thousands of years. There is plenty to discover in this age-old