Sunday, 25, August, 2019

World

The United States special envoy to Afghanistan is heading to Qatar and the Afghan capital to resume peace talks aimed at ending 18 years of military intervention.

New UN report warns of a new climate reality where economic losses are set to quadruple. The relentless sequence of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific the past two years was beyond what the region had previously experienced or was able to predict – and this is a sign of things to come in the new climate reality, according to the latest report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas and threatening human and environmental well-being, according to a World Bank report released today.

Uzbekistan native NYPD officer was busted for shoplifting expensive clothing from a Staten Island department store, the NY Post said Saturday.

Police have detained a man in central Sweden on suspicion of conspiracy to commit “a terrorist crime”, the country’s Prosecution Authority said on Thursday.

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Russian capital, Moscow, on Saturday to protest the exclusion of opposition and independent candidates from the city council vote.

Kyrgyzstan's security forces have arrested former President Almazbek Atambayev after a botched raid on his property overnight resulted in the death of one officer.

Forty-six countries signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation on Wednesday (Aug 7) - the day it opened for signatures. The United States and China were among the first signatories of the treaty - also known as the United Nations (UN) Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation - which will provide for the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements across countries.

Kyrgyz special forces withdrew from the village where former President Almazbek Atambaev resides early on August 8 after an unsuccessful attempt to arrest him in a raid that left one serviceman dead and 52 people hospitalized with injuries.

On July 26, another 13 countries (Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Nepal, Mozambique, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Equatorial Guinea, Uganda, Djibouti), including Uzbekistan, signed the letter supporting China’s arguable treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang.