Islam Karimov

Turkey's Erdogan strengthens ties with Uzbekistan's leadership

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with the leadership of the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan on Friday as the two predominantly Muslim countries strengthen their ties.

Uzbekistan mourns as longtime ruler Karimov buried in hometown

The Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan mourned on Saturday as its deceased president, Islam Karimov, was laid to rest in his hometown, Samarkand, at a renowned necropolis where his parents are buried.

Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan's longtime authoritarian ruler, dies

The Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Friday that Uzbek President Islam Karimov has died after suffering a stroke last weekend.

Uzbek ruler's fate uncertain as Russian wire recalls report of death

The fate of Uzbekistan's longtime ruler, Islam Karimov, remained uncertain Friday after the Russian newswire Interfax recalled its urgent report that he had died.

Confusion surrounds fate of Uzbekistan's stricken leader

The Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan said Friday that its longtime ruler, Islam Karimov, was in critical condition as Turkey's prime minister declared he had already died.

Uzbek President Islam Karimov admitted to hospital

The president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, has been taken to hospital, according to a government statement published Sunday.