Monday, 23, September, 2019

World

The Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant elaborated on his planned trade mission to Uzbekistan in the autumn as part of the burgeoning ties between the U.S. and Uzbekistan, the Asia Times said.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov met with the head of the Taliban delegation Baradar Akhund in Doha Sunday and discussed with him the process of peaceful settlement of the Afghan crisis, as well as economic assistance to Afghanistan, said Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.

The Amritsar-bound Boeing 767 plane of Uzbekistan Airways, which departed today from Tashkent returned to the capital and landed at 12:35 at the Tashkent airport, the company said in a statement.

Three former executives of telecom company Telia were acquitted Friday of paying bribes in Uzbekistan, with the Swedish court citing lack of evidence.

Since at least the early ’80s, the world has been getting greener. Satellite data show plants cover more and more land every year, the researchers report Tuesday in the journal Nature Sustainability.

The United States is trying to enable countries in Central Asia to have options in obtaining US military equipment rather than relying on military procurement from Russia, but the cost of US weapons will continue to be an issue, Central Command (CENTCOM) chief Gen. Joseph Votel said in a congressional testimony on Tuesday.

The Freedom House published “Freedom in the World 2019” report, which offered a special assessment of the state of democracy  in 195 countries of the world. Of the 195, 86 (44 percent) were rated as Free, 59 (30 percent) - Partly Free, and 50 (26 percent) - Not Free.

Juan Guaido, head of the Opposition-run Congress, took an oath swearing himself in as Venezuela's interim president on Wednesday, as hundreds of thousands marched to demand the end of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's government.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev today held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2019”. Earlier, President Mirziyoyev, leading a large and high powered delegation arrived in Gandhinagar on 17 January welcomed by Shri O. P. Kohli, Governor of Gujarat.

The countries in Europe where most people die because they eat too much salt and not enough vegetables have been named and shamed.