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Uzbekistan says ex-president Islam Karimov's daughter in custody

Uzbekistan says ex-president Islam Karimov's daughter in custody

Karimov`s second daughter, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, is Uzbek ambassador to UNESCO, a position she has held since 2008.

Uzbekistan strongman Islam Karimov dies at 78

Uzbekistan strongman Islam Karimov dies at 78

Uzbekistan`s President, Islam Karimov, did not designate a successor and analysts say the transition of power is likely to be decided behind closed doors.

Gunmen kill two policemen in Almaty, Kazakhstan

 "Gunmen killed two policemen in Kazakhstan`s financial capital Almaty on Monday", security sources and the Interior Ministry told Reuters, as the authorities said that they had launched an anti-terrorist operation.

Kazakhstan accuses protesters of trying to oust government

Oil-rich Kazakhstan on Friday accused organisers of anti-government rallies last week of trying to overthrow the Central Asian country`s government.