Thursday, 22, February, 2018

World

China has given more than 60,000 soldiers a new order: planting trees to create new forests, Asia Times reported.

Uzbekistan delegation led by First Deputy Defense Minister - Chief of the Army Staff, Major-General Pavel Ergashev visited Afghanistan for the February 12-13 conference also attended by US Central Command’s General Votel & NATO's Resolute Support Mission commander General John Nicholson as well as the Army Chiefs of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this afternoon and soared to space, carrying its payload — CEO Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster — into an orbit that stretches into the asteroid belt. The Falcon Heavy’s first flight is finally over, and despite a fudged landing in the ocean, the rocket has shown its prowess and is likely ready to begin missions for customers.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev yesterday congratulated President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on his reelection as the President.

Islam Karimov junior, the grandson of the late Uzbek President Karimov, applied for political asylum in the UK, his London-based lawyer told the BBC.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent condolences message to the President of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Moon Jae-in, and to the families of the victims who died in fire at a hospital on Friday in the southern city of Miriyang, the President’s press service reported.

President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the visiting Uzbekistan’s Deputy PM Jamshid Kuchkarov discussed the construction of the Mazar-e Sharif-Herat railway in Kabul yesterday.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov in New York attended the regular  meeting in the C5+1 format between the five Central Asian countries and the United States of America on Friday.

Emergency officials in Kazakhstan say 52 people have died when an Ikarus bus carrying them caught fire. The Ministry added that Thursday's tragedy happened at 10:30 in Irgiz district of the northern Aktobe province, and that only five of 57 people in the bus have managed to get out and survived the fire.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov yesterday met with Thomas Shannon U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs in Washington.