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2,000th U.S. death reported in Operation Enduring Freedomupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 10:15:00

The death of a U.S. Marine in southern Afghan combat has ushered in a grim milestone.

Messi inspires Argentina in World Cup qualifying victoryupdated: Sun Jun 03 2012 17:19:00

Argentina's star-studded team went top of South America's 2014 World Cup qualifying group as Lionel Messi inspired a 4-0 thrashing of Ecuador on Saturday.

South Korea beat Kuwait to advance with underdogs Lebanon updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 13:04:00

South Korea beat Kuwait 2-0 Wednesday to seal their place in the final stage of Asia World Cup qualifying as Group B winners.

Colorado man accused of supporting extremist terror groupupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 14:16:00

A Colorado man arrested on terror charges made an initial appearance in court on Monday, the Justice Department said.

Mistaken air attack under investigationupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 12:40:00

Chris Lawrence reports on the mistaken NATO air attack on Pakistani military outposts in which 24 soldiers were killed.

To Afghanistan, on the slow train updated: Tue Nov 29 2011 12:40:00

Call it the ultimate in military logistics. As land routes from Pakistan into Afghanistan are cut, sabotaged or otherwise interrupted, the U.S. military has developed alternative railroad routes that make the Orient Express look like a branch line.

Late Iraq goal dashes 10-man China in 2014 World Cup qualifyingupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 18:03:00

Iraq scored in injury time Friday to beat 10-man China 1-0 and all but end their opponent's hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup finals.

Clinton discusses human rights, regional security in Tajikistanupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 22:18:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanked Tajikistan's president Saturday for his country's support of efforts to defeat al-Qaeda and bring security to neighboring Afghanistan.

Restoring the Silk Wayupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 05:03:00

Restoration works are underway in Azerbaijan repaving trade routes stretching across the globe thousands of years ago.

Discover the secrets of the Silk Road -- before everyone else doesupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 05:03:00

One of the greatest trading routes of all time, the ancient Silk Road is again enticing travelers back to its path.

Jordan top group as China struggle to qualifyupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 13:14:00

Jordan took a step nearer qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time with a 3-0 win over Singapore Tuesday to top Asian Group A with a 100 per cent record.

New York cancels fashion show for Uzbek leader's daughterupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 11:49:00

A New York Fashion Week show by the daughter of an Uzbek leader criticised over his human rights record has been cancelled.

Who requires the most education?updated: Sun Jul 24 2011 12:07:00

When it comes to mandatory education, Puerto Rico and Venezuela stand apart from the rest of the world.

Report: Quake in central Asia kills 13updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 11:23:00

A strong earthquake rattled Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan early Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more, Uzbekistan's national news agency reported.

South Korea take third place at Asian Cupupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 16:32:00

Two goals from Ji Dong-won ensured South Korea ended the Asian Cup in third place after they beat Uzbekistan 3-2 in Qatar.

Japan to face Australia in Asian Cup finalupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 18:11:00

Japan secured their place in the final of the Asian Cup after a dramatic penalty shoot out victory over South Korea.

Ten-man Japan end Qatar's Asian Cup bid; History for Uzbekistanupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 14:09:00

Japan recovered from having a player sent off to snatch a last-gasp 3-2 win over Asian Cup hosts Qatar in Doha and reach the semifinals on Friday.

Holders Iraq go through to quarterfinalsupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 17:57:00

Holders Iraq sealed their place in the last eight of the Asian Cup in Doha after a narrow 1-0 victory over North Korea.

Japan and Jordan reach quarterfinals of Asian Cupupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 13:51:00

A hat-trick from Shinji Okazaki helped Japan to a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup as Group B winners.

China defeat 10-man Kuwait at Asian Cupupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 12:37:00

China took advantage of a Kuwait sending-off to make a winning start to the 2011 Asian Cup on Saturday.

Hosts Qatar shocked in Asian Cup openerupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 12:36:00

Host nation Qatar began their Asian Cup campaign in the worst possible fashion, losing 2-0 to Uzbekistan in their opening Group A match in Doha.

Qatar keep Asian Cup hopes alive; Uzbekistan on brink of quarterfinalsupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 11:59:00

Yusef Ahmed's double strike gave Qatar a crucial 2-0 triumph over China on Wednesday which kept alive the 2011 Asian Cup host nation's hopes of progressing past the group stage.

After nearly a century, a modern Afghan railroad is under constructionupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 15:47:00

Afghan visitors pose for photos and pretend to sell each other passenger tickets next to a rusty little locomotive in a shattered corner of the Afghan capital.

A sign of progress in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 15:47:00

After nearly a century, a modern railroad is under construction in Afghanistan. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Pat Cash profiles Tomas Berdychupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 07:00:00

World Number 8 Tomas Berdych is profiled by Pat Cash and is asked where has he improved his Tennis?

Kyrgyzstan observers say vote peacefulupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 12:15:00

International observers hailed the vote in Kyrgyzstan as peaceful on Monday, a day after citizens overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a nationwide referendum.

Refugees implicate Kyrgyz security forces in ethnic violenceupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 16:47:00

Refugees fleeing Kyrgyzstan's spasms of violence are accusing the central Asian nation's security forces of carrying out some of the deadly attacks.

Kyrgyzstan investigating whether troops involved in ethnic violenceupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 05:34:00

Kyrgyzstan will investigate allegations that government troops were involved in ethnic violence, an official said Sunday.

Acting Kyrgyz president says death toll probably much higherupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 21:37:00

The acting president of Kyrgyzstan said when it comes to the recent ethnic clashes in her country, she would multiply the official death toll by 10, according to the Russian news website Kommersant.

CNN crosses into Kyrgyzstanupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 21:37:00

CNN's Matthew Chance crosses the border into southern Kyrgyzstan, to see the plight of displaced ethnic Uzbeks.

Wars prompt disturbing rise in refugeesupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 08:14:00

In just the past week, another 100,000 people have joined the rolls of the world's refugees; they were forced to flee violence in Kyrgyzstan across the border into Uzbekistan.

Around 300,000 people displaced inside Kyrgyzstanupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 18:36:00

About 300,000 people are now estimated to be internally displaced in Kyrgyzstan by ethnic violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday, citing information from the Kyrgyz interim government and non-governmental organizations.

Survivors of ethnic violence share talesupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 11:45:00

CNN's Matthew Chance has an exclusive look at the plight of refugees at a camp on the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border.

Victims recount horrors of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstanupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 11:45:00

Lying on his hospital bed in Andijan, in eastern Uzbekistan, 65-year-old Khikmatullo Urunbayev, an ethnic Uzbek grandfather from Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan, had tears in his eyes as he lifted his arm for us to see.

Flow of refugees fleeing Kyrgyzstan slows down, but crisis remainsupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 06:08:00

The flow of refugees fleeing southern Kyrgyzstan has gone from a flood to a trickle, the Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said.

Kyrgyzstan devastated by violenceupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 06:08:00

CNN's Nic Robertson surveys the turmoil in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan.

Explainer: Kyrgyzstan's ethnic unrestupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 05:56:00

The recent outbreak of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan threatens to further destabilize the central Asian country two months after President Kurmanbek Bakiev was toppled in an uprising.

Kyrgyzstan up closeupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 05:56:00

Nic Robertson learns first hand how the conflict in Kyrgyzstan affects Kyrgyzs, Uzbecks and Russians in Osh.

More aid arrives for those fleeing Kyrgyzstanupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 15:41:00

The first U.N. aid plane arrived Wednesday in Uzbekistan to help the thousands of people who have fled ethnic clashes in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, officials with a U.N. Refugee agency said Wednesday.

Uzbekistan closes border with Kyrgyzstanupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 07:25:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports from a refugee camp on the Uzbekistan side of the border with Kyrgyzstan.

Concern over refugees grows as calm falls on Kyrgyzstanupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 07:25:00

Life in this embattled country's second-largest city appeared calm Tuesday even as concerns over the plight of refugees grew.

Armed ethnic clashes rage in Kyrgyzstan; thousands fleeupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 13:04:00

Tens of thousands of Uzbeks are fleeing ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan amid what one aid official described Sunday as a "humanitarian catastrophe," according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

4 convicted over foiled German terror plotupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 15:23:00

Four men were convicted in Germany on Thursday in connection with a foiled terrorist plot against Western targets, court officials said.

Germany arrests suspect in plot to attack U.S. targetsupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 16:30:00

German federal prosecutors said Friday they have arrested a man suspected of helping a terrorist cell that allegedly plotted attacks against U.S. troops in Germany.

Allies may torture terror suspects, top UK ministers sayupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 08:08:00

Britain cannot guarantee that its allies are not torturing terror suspects, two top government ministers said Sunday.

Japan lead trio of Asia World Cup qualifiersupdated: Sat Jun 06 2009 17:33:00

Japan became the first team to qualify for the World Cup finals in South Africa next year with a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan in Asian Group A on Saturday.

Nations with worst religious tolerance namedupdated: Fri May 01 2009 11:55:00

A U.S. government panel listed 13 countries Friday as "egregious" violators of religious freedom.

Four on trial over German terror plotupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 10:58:00

Four men accused of involvement in a foiled terrorist plot against Western targets went on trial Wednesday in Germany.

Journalist arrests not rare, advocates sayupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 23:46:00

A journalist in Iran and two others in North Korea represent a tiny percentage of journalists worldwide who have been arrested for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group.

Australian World Cup qualification delayedupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 15:01:00

Australia were frustrated in their bid to become the first side to reach next year's World Cup finals in South Africa after beating Uzbekistan 2-0 to regain control of Asian Group A.

Friends fear for 'gentle' man sent to Uzbek labor campupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 18:34:00

The e-mail arrived from Uzbekistan on February 26. It was titled "Bad News."

Closure of Afghan supply base beginsupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 14:23:00

Kyrgyzstan's president signed a bill Friday to close an air base that the U.S. military uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan, the president announced on his Web site.

U.S. base gets eviction noticeupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 14:23:00

CNN's Matthew Chance reports on why Kyrgyzstan wants to close a vital U.S. air base.

Post-Soviet nations to form military forceupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 20:10:00

A Russian-led bloc of post-Soviet nations has agreed to establish a rapid-reaction military force to combat terrorists and respond to regional emergencies, Russian media reported Wednesday.

The Spirit of Diplomacy: The envoy who spoke outupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 10:22:00

Common opinion holds that diplomacy involves careful negotiation and an ability to bite your tongue. But what happens when the political situation in a country is so corrupt that you feel it is your moral duty to speak out?

Fortune: Wal-Mart: A bully benefactorupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 14:56:00

Children who are forced to pick cotton in Uzbekistan, farmers scratching out a living in Guatemala and salmon fishermen in Bristol Bay, Alaska, would not seem to have much in common. But all are feeling the global impact of Wal-Mart.

Kewell returns to Australian Cup squadupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 08:13:00

Harry Kewell has been named in Australia's 27-man squad for the World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan on September 10.

Three killed in ammo depot blast in Uzbekistanupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 08:30:00

At least three people were killed and 21 wounded Thursday when a fire at a Soviet-era military base in Uzbekistan spread to an ammunition depot, setting off a series of explosions, officials said.

Chagaev-Valuev title re-match now Julyupdated: Wed May 07 2008 13:31:00

The world heavyweight title re-match between WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev of Uzbekistan and Nikolai Valuev of Russia has been rescheduled for July 5. How Hunger Could Topple Regimes updated: Fri Apr 11 2008 11:00:00

Unrest over food prices in countries like Haiti is proving again the role of hunger in fomenting revolution

Resilient Poles grab Moscow draw updated: Wed Aug 22 2007 04:35:00

Poland struck twice in the second half to hold Russia to a 2-2 draw in a friendly on Wednesday.

South Korea through after shootoutupdated: Sat Jul 21 2007 23:45:00

South Korea beat Iran 4-2 on penalties after a grueling 0-0 draw in humid conditions to reach the Asian Cup semifinals on Sunday.

Disallowed goal sparks Qatar angerupdated: Sun Dec 03 2006 06:41:00

The Asian Games security task force is to try to track down supporters responsible for unruly behavior during Qatar's 1-0 defeat to Uzbekistan in the soccer tournament.

When CNN's Becky met Boratupdated: Fri Oct 27 2006 10:52:00

Borat Sagdiyev is sexist, racist and anti-Semitic. He is also the main character played by Sacha Baron Cohen, in the recently released film, "Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."

Bahrain appeal to FIFA over resultupdated: Thu Nov 17 2005 13:16:00

Bahrain have appealled to FIFA to have their World Cup playoff defeat by Trinidad & Tobago annulled because a late goal was disallowed for dangerous play.

Rice to visit Pakistanupdated: Tue Oct 11 2005 23:51:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Kabul Wednesday, making Afghanistan the latest stop on her tour of Asia that has been expanded to include a stop in earthquake-damaged Pakistan.

Bahrain qualifier must be replayedupdated: Mon Sep 05 2005 15:29:00

Bahrain and Uzbekistan will have to replay their World Cup play-off first leg match after being ordered to do so by FIFA.

Houghton is heading for Uzbekistanupdated: Mon Jul 25 2005 10:11:00

Englishman Bobby Houghton has been named as coach of Uzbekistan's national team, signing a contract on Monday until the end of the year.

UNHCR 'shocked' by Kyrgyz handoverupdated: Fri Jun 10 2005 07:38:00

The forcible return of four Uzbek men who sought asylum in Kyrgyzstan after last month's violence in eastern Uzbekistan prompted the U.N. refugee agency to make an urgent appeal for a halt to any more deportations.

World Cup finals line-up firms upupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 03:21:00

Mexico and the USA took one step nearer the World Cup finals in Germany next year with convincing victories in CONCACAF qualifying on Wednesday.

U.S., Israel heed threats in Uzbekistanupdated: Fri Jun 03 2005 06:41:00

Citing the threat of possible terrorist attacks, the U.S. and Israeli embassies in Uzbekistan have ordered nonessential personnel to leave, the U.S. State Department and Israeli Foreign Ministry said.

Uzbek leader: We don't need probeupdated: Thu May 19 2005 03:04:00

Uzbekistan is unlikely to allow an independent probe into recent violent events in the central Asian nation, according to media reports.

U.N. demands Uzbek shootings probeupdated: Wed May 18 2005 20:15:00

The United Nations has called for an independent investigation into recent killings in Uzbekistan to assess reports of excessive use of force by authorities.

Pressure for Uzbek violence probeupdated: Wed May 18 2005 08:02:00

The Bush administration on Wednesday called for an international investigation into last week's violence in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan, and said it was becoming increasingly clear that Uzbek forces deliberately fired on protesters.

Observers assess Uzbek death tollupdated: Tue May 17 2005 06:21:00

Foreign diplomats and journalists have arrived in the Uzbek city of Andijan to assess the death toll from the country's recent explosion of violence.

U.S., UK split over Uzbek violenceupdated: Mon May 16 2005 07:36:00

Condemnation by Britain of Uzbek soldiers who opened fire on protesters contrasts markedly to the near silence coming from its allies in Washington.

Uzbek opposition says 745 diedupdated: Mon May 16 2005 05:08:00

An Uzbek opposition leader says her party has compiled a list of 745 people allegedly killed by government troops in Uzbekistan.

Uzbek toll rises amid clash reportupdated: Sun May 15 2005 20:02:00

Eight Uzbek soldiers and three Islamic militants died in a clash near the Kyrgyz border Sunday and more than 500 Uzbeks fled to safety across the frontier, villagers said, according to The Associated Press.

Uzbek relatives search for bodiesupdated: Sun May 15 2005 05:43:00

Anguished relatives have been searching for bodies in the Uzbek city of Andijan, where hundreds were killed in a military crackdown after anti-government protests that hardline President Islam Karimov blamed on Islamic radicals.

U.S. values Uzbekistan but urges rights reform updated: Sat May 14 2005 11:13:00

The United States has had good relations with the government of Uzbekistan in recent years but at the same time is bluntly critical of the country's political system and the human rights situation there.

Thousands of Uzbeks fleeing updated: Sat May 14 2005 04:20:00

Thousands were trying to flee the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan on Saturday, leaving behind the flaming wreckage of a former government building torched on the second day of violent anti-government demonstrations.

Uzbek troops clash with protestersupdated: Fri May 13 2005 01:58:00

Clashes between security forces and protesters in eastern Uzbekistan have left several people dead after supporters of people jailed on charges of Islamic extremism stormed a prison and freed inmates, reports say.

Kyrgyzstan at a glanceupdated: Thu Mar 24 2005 21:02:00

Following is some background material on Kyrgyzstan.

Three killed in Uzbekistan blastsupdated: Fri Jul 30 2004 08:25:00

At least three people were killed and several others wounded in explosion near the U.S. and Israeli embassies as well as at the state prosecutor's office the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.

Report: Blast rocks Uzbek capitalupdated: Wed Mar 31 2004 08:23:00

An explosion has rocked the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, a Russian news agency reported, in a fourth straight day of violence in the Central Asian country.

U.S. offers help with Uzbek terrorupdated: Tue Mar 30 2004 17:40:00

The United States has offered assistance to the government in Uzbekistan in finding out who was responsible for this week's series of bombings, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.

23 dead in Uzbek 'terrorist' clashupdated: Tue Mar 30 2004 02:29:00

At least 23 people have been killed as police clashed with suspected terrorists during a third straight day of violence in Uzbekistan, the Interior Ministry said.

New blast, shootout in Uzbekistanupdated: Mon Mar 29 2004 04:48:00

A new blast, followed by a shootout between police and suspected extremists, has hit Uzbekistan -- a third straight day of violence in the Central Asian nation.

U.N. envoy among Uzbek crash deadupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 12:40:00

Thirty-seven people have been killed when a Uzbekistan Airways flight crashed as it reached the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, a spokesman for the country's interior ministry has told CNN.


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