Friday, 22, January, 2021

National

Apple Inc. will soon open an office in Tashkent, the spokesman to the Information Technologies Development Ministry Sherzod Akhmatov announced at a briefing on Monday. He did not however elaborate on the opening date.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States, a court in London has ruled. The judge blocked the request because of concerns over Mr Assange's mental health and risk of suicide in the US.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took short vacation on January 4, the presidential press service said in a statment. The duration and the whereabouts of the vacation was not disclosed, the statement briefly noted that he will not leave the country.

The Uzbekistan government by its Dec. 31 resolution approved the Regulation on awarding persons who report corruption offenses or otherwise contribute to the fight against corruption, the Ministry of Justice said.

Early morning with sunrise Aziz Safarov heads to the field located a few kilometers from his village in Karakul district, Bukhara region. While he rides the bike, his wife Rajabgul sits in the backseat, holding two plastic bottles.For more than 10 years, Aziz has been renting a chunk of land from local state forestry in the desert to feed his family. 

On December 31, at about 23:00, a Chevrolet Gentra driven by the Deputy Minister of Water Resources Vokhidjon Akhmadjonov fell off a cliff on the Kamchik Pass after being hit by another car from the rear left side.

The official website of the President of Uzbekistan - president.uz has been updated. It has been working in test mode since January 1. The site was last updated in 2017, the presidential press service said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed the Comirnaty COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for emergency use, making the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine the first to receive emergency validation from WHO since the outbreak began a year ago.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev offered his wishes to Uzbeks on the New Year. “We all know how difficult the year 2020 was for the whole world, including for our country. The coronavirus pandemic and the global crisis have become a serious test for humanity,” he said.

Today, December 31, Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a telephone conversation with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the presidential press service reported.