UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the U.N.’s premiere human rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records, but another...
Despite missing 10 players due to the coronavirus, Asian Champions League titleholder Al-Hilal is confident of advancing to the knockout stage on Sunday.
The resumption of the AFC Asian Champions League has taken a setback with seven positive results returned from COVID-19 tests conducted on all the participating teams in the West Asian ‘hub’ of...
BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland said Friday it has agreed in principle with Uzbekistan on the terms under which money seized as part of a money-laundering investigation against the eldest daughter of...
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police detained a man who allegedly threatened to set off an explosive device at a bank in Ukraine's capital and demanded to speak with journalists Monday.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Washington's envoy to Afghanistan on Saturday emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has run into new political...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Uzbekistan has joined India, Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the contest to host soccer’s 2027 Asian Cup.
Uzbekistan’s soccer federation entered the contest by...
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is urging that the State Department add India to its list of nations with uniquely poor records on protecting freedom to...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic qualifying in fencing was suspended indefinitely when the governing body canceled all international tournaments on Thursday for five weeks because of the...
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — The president of Uzbekistan has abolished state regulation of cotton production and sales — a move seen as a significant step toward ending decades of forced labor in...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — India is set to host another international tournament in women’s soccer as the game seeks to develop in the cricket-loving nation of 1.3 billion people.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — The countries Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited on a five nation-tour over the last week varied from longtime ally Britain to ex-Soviet republics in Central Asia....
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday demanded “demonstrable evidence” from the Taliban that they can and will reduce violence before signing a deal that would...
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — For the past four days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been calling for authoritarian governments in eastern Europe and Central Asia to ease restrictions on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. steps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Homeland Security is warning airline passengers that their flights may wind up rerouted if...
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday pressed Kazakhstan to be wary of Chinese investment and influence, urging the Central Asian nation and others to join...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved a regional Fed Cup qualifying event out of China because of concerns over the outbreak of a viral illness that has already...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Ukraine next week, making his first trip to the country at the heart of President Donald Trump's impeachment.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — South Korea and Saudi Arabia both qualified for the men's Olympic soccer tournament after winning games on Wednesday.
Moscow (AP) — A fire at a sawmill in a village in Russia's Siberia killed 11 people and injured two more on Tuesday morning, emergency officials said. One person remains unaccounted-for....
MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan on Monday announced the preliminary results of a parliamentary vote that offered no real opposition, with pro-government...
MOSCOW (AP) — Voters in the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan are choosing a new parliament in an election that presents no genuine opposition.
LONDON (AP) — The Tennis Integrity Unit says women players from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have been provisionally suspended while under investigation.
MADRID (AP) — The United States will face Uzbekistan in qualifiers for the 2020 Davis Cup Finals.
The Americans, the Davis Cup’s most successful team with 32 titles, will have choice of...
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Alison Van Uytvanck won her second title of the season Saturday in a keenly fought final at the Tashkent Open against Sorana Cirstea.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Alison Van Uytvanck will aim to win her second WTA title of the season when she faces Sorana Cirstea in the final of the Tashkent Open.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — America's top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A weightlifting gold medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics has been disqualified from the 2012 London Games for doping.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is in Uzbekistan this week to try to strengthen connections between the state and the country in central Asia.
Uzbekistan international Otabek Shukurov has asked for reduction of a suspension handed to a Chinese opponent who broke his leg in a game.
Shukurov suffered the injury when he was tackled...
Uzbekistan international Otabek Shukurov had his leg broken by China's Wei Shihao.
Inspite of that, he wants Chinese officials to go easy on Wei.
MOSCOW (AP) — Lina Cheryazova, the first woman to win an Olympic aerials skiing gold medal, has died. She was 50.
Officials in the Russian city of Novosibirsk, where Cheryazova was living...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives of telecom company Telia were acquitted Friday of paying bribes in Uzbekistan, with the Swedish court citing lack of evidence.
The executives were accused of bribing an Uzbek partner from 2007 to 2010 when Telia, then known as TeliaSonera, set up business in the country. Prosecutors alleged that, Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's authoritarian president of the time, was the beneficial owner of the Uzbek company.
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return him to China from neighboring Uzbekistan and whose current whereabouts are unknown.
A spokesman said Monday that the embassy was aware of Halemubieke Xiaheman's situation and was in close touch with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and "relevant governments" on his case.
MOSCOW (AP) — Amateur boxing faces a breakaway threat ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after its international federation elected a president accused of ties to organized crime.
The federation, known as AIBA, says a "rogue group" led by unnamed "Kazakhstani individuals" has asked national boxing federations to write to the International Olympic Committee offering to help run an Olympic boxing tournament without AIBA.
Serbia held off a spirited fightback by Uzbekistan to clinch a berth in the finals tournament of the revamped Davis Cup on Saturday.
The 2010 champion seemed in control of the tie with a 2-0 lead after straight-set wins by Dusan Lajovic and Filip Krajinovic. But Uzbekistan leveled at 2-2 and Sanjar Fayziev took the opening set in the deciding fifth rubber. Krajinovic, however, won the next two sets to send Serbia through.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Korea, Australia and Japan have all made it through to the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup knowing there is much room for improvement as the continental tournament enters its finals stages.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Title contenders Japan and Australia scraped through tough last-16 games at the Asian Cup on Monday, joined by the host team United Arab Emirates.
Japan advanced to the uarterfinals by beating Saudi Arabia 1-0, while defending champion Australia needed penalties to get past Uzbekistan.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A freestyle wrestler from Georgia has been stripped of his 2012 London Olympics silver medal after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.
Oral turinabol was found in Davit Modzmanashvili's sample in a reanalysis program using new testing methods, the IOC said on Thursday.
Modzmanashvili was disqualified from the 120-kilogram freestyle class and faces being banned by the United World Wrestling governing body.
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar thrashed North Korea 6-0 on Sunday and advanced to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup after the biggest win in this tournament so far.
Saudi Arabia, which beat Lebanon 2-0 on Saturday for its second straight victory, will join Qatar in the round of 16 from Group E. Amid diplomatic tensions between the two countries, Qatar and Saudi Arabia meet Thursday in a game which will decide the group winner.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Oksana Chusovitina has lost track of how many gymnastics world championships she's competed in.
That figures. The 43-year-old from Uzbekistan isn't much into numbers anyway, particularly the one that defines her age. She understands her longevity and her remarkable success — a gold and silver spread across seven trips to the Olympics as well as seven more medals in 15 world championship appearances — make her an inspiration of sorts.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set an Oct. 30 target to judge a Kazakh official's appeal to be accepted as a candidate against an alleged heroin trader from Uzbekistan in Olympic boxing body AIBA's presidential election due four days later.
CAS says it also registered a separate appeal, by the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation, seeking to delay the election scheduled for Nov. 3 in Moscow.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has reiterated its threat to drop boxing from the Olympics, expressing "extreme concern" with how the sport is run after a businessman from Uzbekistan who has been accused by U.S. authorities of having ties to organized crime was announced to be running unopposed for president of the amateur boxing association.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Russian tennis prodigy Anastasia Potapova will play for her first WTA title at the Tashkent Open.
Potapova, a former top-ranked junior player, beat Kateryna Kozlova 6-2, 6-3 Friday despite going a break down in the second set.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — The Tashkent Open semifinals will feature four unseeded players.
Mona Barthel knocked out the final seeded player in the draw, No. 2 Vera Lapko, 6-3, 7-5 on Thursday. The German will next face Margarita Gasparyan, who beat Fanny Stollar 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Also, Kateryna Kozlova defeated sixth-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2, while qualifier Anastasia Potapova beat Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Vera Lapko reached the quarterfinals of the Tashkent Open on Wednesday by beating qualifier Ivana Jorovic 6-2, 6-4.
The 19-year-old Lapko, the highest-ranked player left in the draw at 64th in the world, will next face German player Mona Barthel.
Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva, once ranked second in the world, lost to Hungarian qualifier Fanny Stollar 7-6 (2), 6-4.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — FIFA vice president Sheikh Salman is standing for re-election as Asia's soccer leader and faces a likely challenger from Saudi Arabia.
The Asian Football Confederation says the Bahraini royal family member confirmed at an executive committee meeting in Uzbekistan he would be a candidate. The election is scheduled for April 6.
Sheikh Salman has led the AFC since 2013, and finished second to Gianni Infantino in the FIFA presidential election in February 2016.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Top-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu lost in the first round at the Tashkent Open to Kateryna Kozlova on Tuesday.
Romania's Begu held serve just three times as she was swept aside 6-3, 6-2 by her Ukrainian opponent, who next plays Fiona Ferro of France.
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated in the first round of the Tashkent Open on Monday, continuing another difficult season for the former Wimbledon finalist.
Bouchard lost to 2015 Tashkent champion Nao Hibino 6-3, 6-3 despite being a break up early in the second set.
Hibino will next face Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, who beat Dejana Radanovic 6-3, 6-0.