Riot police check spectators' bags as they guard an area at the Oktyabrsky Concert Hall prior to the concert of the rock group Picnic and the symphony orchestra Tavrichesky, in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 27, 2024.

Central Asians in Russia face increased scrutiny, discrimination after mass shooting 


Russia has detained four suspected shooters in the Crocus City Hall mass shooting. The suspects are all from Tajikistan. Now, there are reports in cities across Russia that people from Central Asia are experiencing a rise in harassment, mistreatment and xenophobic behavior.

Workers in western Uzbekistan haul large bundles of cotton to a nearby truck.

‘Justice doesn’t exist here’: Uzbek farmers and cotton workers say abuse, exploitation continues despite reforms

Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev attends a meeting of Presidents of ex-Soviet nations which are members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, at Konstantin Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia

Uzbek govt needs ‘more consultation with the population’ amid unrest, expert says

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson arrives for a meeting of EU justice and interior ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.

EU’s top migration official calls for global response to help Afghans in order to avoid migration crisis in Europe

a little girl and her doll peek through a rusted wall

Need to solve a border dispute? Look to Ethiopia and Uzbekistan

Egyptian men and Sufi Muslims practice ritualized Zikr (invocation)

Finding forms of devotion in Tuyo’s Conselho do Bom Senso


Rituals and spring go hand-in-hand.

Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the New York City truck attack, is seen in this courtroom sketch appearing in Manhattan federal courtroom in a wheelchair in New York, NY, U.S., November 1, 2017.

No, Uzbekistan is not a hotbed for violent extremism and radicalism, experts say


A terror attack carried out by an Uzbek citizen in New York this week is reviving false media narratives about Uzbekistan and Central Asia as breeding grounds violent extremism.

A bike lies in a bicycle lane following a truck attack on the West Side Highway in Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 1, 2017.

Trump bashes immigration and justice system after New York City vehicle attack


Donald Trump has lashed out in many directions after Tuesday’s deadly attack in New York City. He even called the US judicial process an international “laughing stock.”

The entrance of Trump International Hotel

Commentary: Americans should demand reforms that ensure government serves the people


Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says politicians from both sides of the aisle are not taking seriously enough their duty to ensure they’re not turning their government role into an opportunity to make a buck.

A Korean bean sprout dish, kongnamul muchim), gets an Uzbek spin (fresh cilantro) at Cafe at Your Mother-in-Law.

At this Brooklyn restaurant, you can get Korean food with a side of Russian history


Elza Kan could be one of my Korean aunts, except she speaks Russian. Her restaurant in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood serves traditional Korean food with an Uzbek twist.