Five political parties and one initiative group of voters will be allowed to participate in Uzbekistan’s presidential election (set for 23 December), the Uzbek newspaper Narodnoye Slovo reported on 16 October.
Eight Uzbek nationals were detained in Karelia’s Medvezhyegorskiy District in the course of an investigation into a criminal case which was opened after two locals had been injured, the press-service of the republic’s investigations directorate told Interfax.
A four-day seminar for public sector workers from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan started its work at the AIDS combating centre of Sughd Region [northern Tajikistan], in the region’s administrative centre [Khujand], 15 October. The seminar has been arranged as part of the "Social accompaniment" project of the AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) which is being carried out in a number of pilot districts in these Central Asian countries.
The European Union on Monday eased sanctions against Uzbekistan which were imposed after it rejected demands for an international probe into a deadly uprising in Andijan province in 2005.
The European Union (EU) reiterated its desire on Monday to pursue a comprehensive dialogue with Uzbekistan in a number of areas and expressed the hope for further cooperation with it on the implementation of the EU Strategy on Central Asia.
In Russia 47 million people are exposed to high concentrations of nitrous dioxide. Half the population in rural Tajikistan, and one-third in Moldova, lack access to clean water. Leaded petrol is sold legally in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Many of these problems can be traced back to a common Soviet legacy that includes polluting industries, inadequate infrastructure, and outdated environmental management approaches.
International Conference “Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue for Peace and Sustainable Development” was held with the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office from 14 to 15 September 2007 in Moscow.
A resolution by the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov on celebrating Id al-Fitr [the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan]: