Monday, 11, December, 2017

World

An Uzbek couple living in a penthouse suite and four doctors, including an NYPD surgeon, were indicted on Tuesday for preying on vulnerable Brooklyn residents to defraud the health care system and line their pockets with millions.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will visit the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat where he will on December 11 attend two international conferences: "Neutral Policy and Preventive Diplomacy in International Relations: Experience of Turkmenistan and Its Significance" and "The UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia: 10 years of cooperation with Central Asia for the sake of peace and prosperity of the region ", the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would seek re-election next year. Putin's approval ratings regularly top 80 percent, making him all but certain to win the March election by a broad margin.

A man accused of killing eight people and injuring 12 after driving a truck into pedestrians in New York in October has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and terrorism.

The Uzbekistan delegation led by Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov will attend the 16th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the SCO member states, which will be held on November 30 - December 1 in Sochi (Russia), the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Informal consultations of leaders of the Central Asian countries could be held in March 2018 - the day of the spring equinox, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said, vlast.kz reported.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev extended a message of condolences to the President of the Arab Republic of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi over the terrorist attack in the north of the Sinai Peninsula.

Robert Mugabe finally bowed to pressure and stood down as president of Zimbabwe on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. His resignation came as parliament was starting impeachment proceedings against him — six days after the military took over the country and placed the 93-year-old head of state under house arrest.

The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee adopted a resolution on Tuesday condemning human rights violations against the residents of Crimea by the Russian Federation.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov yesterday met with the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso Dastis in Madrid, the ministry said.