Monday, 08, March, 2021

World

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.

The Institute for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) was granted observer status by the United Nations (UN) during the 45th plenary meeting of the 75th session of the Organization's General Assembly.

Outspoken Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and investigative outlet Bellingcat have unveiled more evidence, claiming that agents from Russia's secretive Federal Security Service were behind a near-fatal Novichok poisoning, Deutsche Welle said.

The U.S. Department of State has removed Uzbekistan from the Special Watch List for governments that have engaged in or tolerated “severe violations of religious freedom,” the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

The United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock has released US$25 million from the UN’s emergency fund to support women-led organizations that prevent and respond to gender-based violence in humanitarian settings.

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad discussed the sprogress of the Afghan peace talks, Zalmay Khalilzad said on his Twitter account:

Hong Kong, Paris and Zurich are the world's most expensive cities, a new survey has found. Researchers looked at the prices of 138 products and services - including food, drink, clothing and household supplies in around 130 cities worldwide - to draw up the ranking of the most and least costly metropolises.