Uzbekistan buries President Islam Karimov

ALMATY (Reuters) – Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan for the past quarter of a century, was buried in his home city of Samarkand on Saturday, leaving behind a power vacuum in a nation that serves as a bulwark against militant Islam in Central Asia.

Uzbekistan prepares to bury veteran leader Karimov

ALMATY (Reuters) – Thousands of Uzbeks, many weeping, lined the streets of their capital on Saturday to watch the funeral cortege of President Islam Karimov, whose death leaves a power vacuum in a nation that serves as a bulwark against militant Islam in Central Asia.

Uzbekistan prepares to bury veteran leader Karimov

ALMATY (Reuters) – Thousands of Uzbeks, many weeping, lined the streets of their capital on Saturday to watch the funeral cortege of President Islam Karimov, whose death leaves a power vacuum in a nation that serves as a bulwark against militant Islam in Central Asia.