Thursday, 18, July, 2024

World

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.

Mrs. Guli Sheikh (Muradova) issued a statement after she had been subjected to hate comments over her marriage with Lord Iltaf Sheikh:

An Uzbek worker died on Wednesday after a 200-kilogram steel beam crushed him at a shipyard in Yeongam, South Jeolla Province, The Korea Times said. 

The Guardian published its top 40 destinations to go on holiday in 2019, which included Samarkand. Since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took over from Islam Karimov in 2016, cautious change is afoot in Uzbekistan, the article said. For tourists keen to experience the country’s famous hospitality, impressive architecture and Silk Road legacy, things are fast improving.

As of January 1, 2019, the representative of Tajikistan, Jumahon Giyosov will be in charge of the Executive Committee of the Regional Antiterrorist Structure (RATS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of Uzbekistan, have been selected as "Asian of the Year" for the politics category for 2018 by the Asia Journalist Association (AJA), as he tried to settle peace and continue interaction between countries in central Asia. Since he became President in December 2016, he has reformed policies to open the economy and improve human rights, releasing political prisoners, Koreatimes said.

On December 15, the Uzbek Ambassador to the United States, Javlon Vakhabov, awarded the President of Turkestanian American Association, Abdullah Kwaja with Dustlik Order, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Yesterday, the President Donald Trump Administration extended the sanctions regime targeting human rights abusers and corrupt actors around the world. President Donald J. Trump by his letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate extended the Executive Order of 2017, December 20 declaring a national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world and providing for the imposition of sanctions on actors engaged in these malign activities, the letter said. 

The PR Department of the Foreign Ministry informs said that Uzbekistan welcomes the initiative of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, on the establishment of the Peace Advisory Council and the governmental group on peace talks.

On December 5-6, 2018, representatives from Uzbekistan joined colleagues from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan at the 4th High-Level Regional Meeting on “Migration and Tuberculosis (TB): Cross-Border TB Control and Care in the Central Asian Region” in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Uzbekistan supports the Central Asia-South Asia power project (CASA-1000) that will allow for the export of surplus hydroelectricity from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan and Afghanistan, said Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov at an international conference on Afghanistan in Geneva Wednesday.

Five Uzbek nationals died when a bus was hit by a train at a crossing in the Ozinsky district of the Saratov province in Russia, and the two injured are the Kazakh nationals.

The United Nations General Assembly approved the resolution entitled "Situation with human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol", the UN News Center said.