Sunday, 21, January, 2018

World

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.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent condolences message to the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani following an earthquake which left many people dead and injured in Kermanshah and Ilam provinces, the Uzbek Presidency site said.

Toxic smog is choking the Indian capital of New Delhi where a public health emergency has been declared. Pollution levels in the Indian capital have hit almost 30 times the World Health Organisation's (WHO) limits, with the concentration of harmful PM 2.5 particles topping 700.

An Uzbek national who entered the U.S. in 2010 on green card, Sayfullo Saipov is believed to be the man who killed eight people and injured more than 12 in lower Manhattan on Tuesday.

Levels of carbon dioxide (C02) surged at “record-breaking speed” to new highs in 2016, the United Nations weather agency announced on Monday.

Uzbek PM Abdulla Aripov will today visit Azerbaijan, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said. Aripov will be heading the Uzbekistan delegation, which will attend the inauguration ceremony of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated Sooranbai Jeenbekov on his election as the President of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.

Russian authorities say a train has slammed into a bus at a railway crossing east of Moscow, killing at least 19 people – 18 of them apparently citizens of Uzbekistan.