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Man accused in IS group plot was about to quit job: Employer

The employer of one of three men charged with plotting to help the Islamic State group says the suspect was about to quit his restaurant job.

Uzbekistan launches `morality` crackdown on Internet cafes

 Authorities in Uzbekistan tightened control over Internet cafes in the capital Tashkent on Wednesday in a bid to stem the impact of "violent and immoral" web content and video games on children.

Uzbek woman killed by her Afghan friend

A 35-year-old Uzbekistan woman was stabbed to death allegedly by her Afghanistani boyfriend at her home in south Delhi's Kalkaji area in the wee hours of Saturday, police said on Sunday.

Asian Cup: Iran, Iraq seek calm passage to semi-finals
Asian Cup: Iran, Iraq seek calm passage to semi-finals

Bitter rivals Iran and Iraq square off in a potentially explosive Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra on Friday with the coaches of both teams urging players to keep their emotions in check.

Thousands from ex-Soviet Central Asia `fighting for Islamic State`

Up to four thousand people from Muslim former Soviet Central Asian countries are believed to have joined Islamic State jihadists, a report published on Tuesday said.

Asian Cup: Uzbeks oust Saudis, China make best start ever
Asian Cup: Uzbeks oust Saudis, China make best start ever

A late double strike rescued Uzbekistan`s Asian Cup campaign and ousted three-time champions Saudi Arabia Sunday as Sun Ke`s brace enhanced China`s growing reputation.

Asian Cup: Clinical South Korea stun wasteful Australia
Asian Cup: Clinical South Korea stun wasteful Australia

A razor-sharp finish from rookie striker Lee Jeong-Hyeop in the first half gave South Korea a 1-0 win over Australia on Saturday, ensuring they topped their Asian Cup group.

Pak court declares Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah 'proclaimed offender'

Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah and the outfit's former spokesman Shahidullah Shahid were on Thursday declared "proclaimed offenders" by a court here in connection with last year's deadly assault on Karachi airport.

Asian Cup: Red letter day for China, North Korea exit
Asian Cup: Red letter day for China, North Korea exit

Super-sub Sun Ke fired China into the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday as North Korea crashed out and Jordan fumed over a botched dope test that left a player ill.

Asian Cup: China, Uzbekistan target quarters
Asian Cup: China, Uzbekistan target quarters

Alain Perrin`s China will look to edge closer to a first Asian Cup quarter-final appearance in more than a decade with a win over 2011 semi-finalists Uzbekistan on Wednesday.

Uzbekistan prevail over North Korea despite spurned chances
Uzbekistan prevail over North Korea despite spurned chances

Uzbekistan opened their Asian Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over North Korea on Saturday but needed a last second save from their goalkeeper to take all three points after spurning a series of chances at Stadium Australia.

North Korea defend picking suspended player for Asian Cup
North Korea defend picking suspended player for Asian Cup

North Korea defended their selection of a suspended player and dodged questioning about their coach`s one-year ban on Friday as they prepared to open their Asian Cup campaign against Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan to hold presidential vote in March

Uzbekistan said on Friday that the next presidential elections in the tightly controlled Central Asian state would take place in March next year.

Uzbekistan beat Iraq 1-0 in Asian Cup warm-up match
Uzbekistan beat Iraq 1-0 in Asian Cup warm-up match

Uzbekistan beat Iraq 1-0 in the United Arab Emirates as they claimed their fourth straight victory in a friendly match.

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

Uzbeks voted Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov.

Uzbekistan votes in parliamentary polls

Uzbekistan voters cast ballots Sunday in parliamentary elections in the ex-Soviet Central Asian state where all four competing parties support President Islam Karimov`s policies.

India clubbed with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Syria in AFC U23 Championship
India clubbed with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Syria in AFC U23 Championship

India have been clubbed in Group E along with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and Syria for next year's qualifiers of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship 2016.

India clubbed with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Syria in AFC U23 Championship
India clubbed with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Syria in AFC U23 Championship

India have been clubbed in Group E along with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and Syria for next year's qualifiers of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship 2016.

Highest number of modern slaves found in India: Report
Highest number of modern slaves found in India: Report

Forced to pick cotton, grow cannabis, prostitute themselves, fight wars or clean up after the wealthy -- some 35.8 million people are currently trapped in modern-day slavery, a new report said Monday.

Indian handball teams lose in Asiad
Indian handball teams lose in Asiad

The Indian handball teams continued with their listless show as both the men's and women's units lost their respective classification matches in the 17th Asian Games here on Sunday.