Uzbekistan

  • United States Jul 27, 2019

    2 Dead, 8 Swimming Athletes Hurt in SKorea Balcony Collapse

    An internal balcony at a nightclub in South Korea collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 16 including American and other athletes at the world swimming championships, officials said. Hundreds were at the nightclub in the southern South Korean city of Gwangju when the collapse occurred next to the athletes’ village. Two South Korean men died while 16 others...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018

    Trump: US Hasn't Been Notified About Threat to Cancel Summit

    Amid fresh uncertainty over his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he is committed to pressing for the country to abandon its nuclear program as part of any meeting. North Korea threatened earlier in the day to scrap the historic summit between Trump and Kim, saying it has no interest in...

  • Kazakhstan Jan 18, 2018

    52 People Die in Bus Fire in Kazakhstan

    A bus fire in Kazakhstan killed 52 people on Thursday in a vast snow-covered steppe, officials said. The tragedy happened near the village of Kalybai in the northern Aktobe region, the Emergencies Department of the former Soviet nation in Central Asia said. Authorities said that only five of 57 people on the bus managed to escape the blaze. They are...

  • United States Nov 4, 2017

    Sister of NYC Truck Attack Suspect Says Family Shocked, Never Noticed Extremism

    The sister of an Uzbek man accused in the New York City truck attack that authorities say was inspired by Islamic State videos says the family is shocked and he never expressed extremist views to them. Suspected attacker Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov “never had any extreme ideas before,” his sister, Umida Saipova, who lives in Tashkent in Uzbekistan, said in a...

  • Prime Minister Apr 11, 2017

    Sweden Truck Attack Suspect Has Confessed, His Lawyer Says

    A 39-year-old old Uzbek man confessed Tuesday to ramming a stolen truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15, his lawyer said. The Stockholm District Court ruled that police could detain Rakhmat Akilov for a month after he admitted in court that he drove the stolen beer truck into a crowd outside an upscale department store...

  • Prime Minister Apr 11, 2017

    Sweden Mourns 4 Killed, 15 Wounded in Stockholm Truck Attack

    Sweden observed a minute of silence Monday on a national day of mourning for the four people killed and 15 wounded in a truck attack last week, while the suspect’s name emerged in court papers and the U.N. Security Council condemned the rampage. Swedish royalty, foreign diplomats and politicians were among the crowds gathered for a noon observance outside Stockholm...

  • Florida Apr 7, 2015

    4th Man Charged in NYC Islamic State Recruitment Plot

    Prosecutors have charged a fourth man in a New York City terrorism case involving recruitment by the Islamic State.

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