Tuesday, 21, August, 2018

World

The chief of the Taliban’s political office Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will lead a delegation to a meeting in Moscow next month, Afghan media reported on Saturday.

Turkmenistan will host the summit of leaders of the founding member states of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea on on Aug. 24 in the Turkmen resort of Avaza, local media reported.

A Hungarian master attentively places his basketry utensils while Konobaeva Venera, a weaving master from Kyrgyzstan, packs up after a weaving workshop. Nearby, other masters from Uzbekistan and Hungary prepare for their time slots in the FAO stand at the Festival of Folk Arts, which runs through 20 August at the Buda Royal Palace in Budapest.

JSC Uzbekistan Railways is implementing the Construction and Equipping of Buildings of a Secondary School in Spitamen district of Sughd province of the Republic of Tajikistan Project.

Fall Armyworm could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia as the invasive crop-eating pest is highly likely to spread further from India, with South East Asia and South China most at risk, FAO warned today.

The development of the Joint CIS Air Defense System will be discussed at a meeting of the Coordinating Committee under the CIS Council of Defense Ministers.

An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in prison for plotting to help a foreign terrorist group has been sentenced to another 20 years for trying to kill a federal prison warden in California.

A delegation from the Afghan Taliban met officials in Uzbekistan during a five-day trip to the country last week to discuss issues including transport and power lines and peace in Afghanistan, the movement’s political office said.

Central Asian and neighbouring countries discussed transboundary water management, maintenance and the possibilities for strengthening sustainable development during a July 12-13 regional meeting in Almaty.

Global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, as all the major traded items posted notable declines, led by dairy and sugar.