Saturday, 24, February, 2024

World

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated Boris Johnson on his becoming the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the presidential press service said.

The builders claimed they had recently been educated at a Soviet-era training centre which actually closed 26 years ago.

For almost 30 years they passed as quirky eccentrics, diligently setting up their insect traps in the Rhine countryside to collect tens of millions of bugs and creepy crawlers.

The annual report of the U.S. State Department Annual Report on International Religious Freedom was presented in Washington Friday, the Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced at the Release of the 2018 Report.

On June 21, 2019, Uzbekistan delegation headed by Deputy PM/ Minister of Finance Jamshid Kuchkarov will attend the 82nd meeting of the CIS Economic Council in Minsk, the Foreign Ministry said.

Uzbekistan has climbed by 2 places in an annual Global Peace Index this year, finishing at 102 among 163 countries, while Iceland remained at the top position, according to a report by an international think tank. 

The United States Government through USAID’s Smart Waters Regional activity launched its annual two weeks Summer School Education Program with the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME).

Hundreds of people have been arrested in Kazakhstan while protesting against an election that they say will deprive them of a political voice.

At today’s swearing-in ceremony, Volodymyr Zelenskiy read out the text of the oath and received a presidential card, badge, official seal and mace (bulava).

The Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry condemned the provocation attack on May 12 which damaged 4 commercial and civilian ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf, the ministry said in a statement.

Today is the World Press Freedom Day, which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.

Vladimir Posner during Late Posner Show in response to a question whether the post-Soviet countries needed democracy, replied: “Some former Soviet republics: the Baltic countries, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia need some sort of democracy ito a certain extent.”

It is estimated that about half of the world’s obsolete pesticides can be found in the former Soviet Union, with many of them stored throughout Central Asia. As an important centre for agriculture, particularly cotton production, the subregion was a heavy user of pesticides. What remain are inappropriate burial sites, regulatory and management deficits, and other issues.

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election Sunday, exit polls and a partial vote count showed, dealing a stunning rebuke to the country's political establishment.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, today called on the authorities in Uzbekistan to end the blocking of media outlets, in order to ensure that important news and current affairs resources be made accessible to the public.

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who released reams of secret documents that embarrassed the United States government, was arrested by the British police on Thursday at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012, after Ecuador withdrew the asylum it had granted him.

Unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco, according to a major study.

A report presented today jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017.

President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday met the visiting Uzbek delegation, led by Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, and discussed the peace process, regional connectivity, infrastructure projects and economic ties between the two countries, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.

The next meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS Ministerial Council) will be held in Moscow on April 5, the CIS Executive Committee reported.