Wednesday, 27, January, 2021

World

High-speed railway project from Turkestan via Shymkent to Tashkent is planned to be launched this year, announced the Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin on January 26 at an expanded meeting of the government of Kazakhstan with the participation of the President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev.

The former U.S. President Donald Trump on January 19, a day before the end of his presidency, signed an executive order instructing on care of the veterans who served at the Karshi-Khanabad airbase (K2) in Uzbekistan between 2001-2005.

Russian police have arrested more than 2,000 people and used force to break up rallies around the country, a monitoring group said, as tens of thousands of protesters demanded the release of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, whose wife was among those detained.

On January 21, in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a meeting with the Ambassadors of the CIS member states, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany on Sunday, the prison service said.

An Uzbek national was sentenced Thursday in Brooklyn federal court to 12 1/2 years in prison for supporting a wannabe ISIS fighter.

Turkish border guards on Friday nabbed an Uzbek-origin terrorist who was trying to enter the country through its southern border, according to Turkey's National Defense Ministry.

Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader who has been in Germany for months recovering from a nerve-agent attack that Western officials say was carried out by the Russian state, said on Wednesday that he would return to Russia this weekend despite the threat of being jailed upon arrival.

Sony Corporation today announced the completion of its VISION-S prototype vehicle in December 2020, which has been under development with the goal of contributing to the evolution of mobility, and that it has begun public road tests in Europe.

Sadyr Japarov the frontrunner in Kyrgyzstan's presidential election, has won by a landslide, official results show. The Central Election Commission said Mr Japarov had won 79% of votes cast.