Uzbekistan set to bury late strongman Karimov

Uzbekistan set to bury late strongman Karimov

Uzbekistan will bury President Islam Karimov Saturday, as his death plunges the Central Asian nation into the greatest period of uncertainty in its post-Soviet history with no clear successor to the iron-fisted ruler. Karimov, 78, was pronounced dead late Friday after he suffered a stroke last weekend and fell into a coma, the authorities said, […]

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov in critical condition

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov in critical condition

  The government of Uzbekistan said on Friday that ailing President Islam Karimov is in critical condition, following a week of speculation that the country’s president of nearly 27 years could be at death’s door. “Dear compatriots, it is with a heavy heart that we inform you that the health of our President has sharply […]

Goat Dragging Festival

Goat Dragging Festival

Goat Dragging or Buzkashi is a popular Afghan sport played on horseback in central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, northern Pakistan, India and Kazakhstan. Buzkashi can be compared to the game of Polo – there are two teams and players ride on horses, just like in Polo, but instead of the ball […]