Wednesday, 19, December, 2018

World

Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. Mr McCain died on Saturday in Arizona surrounded by his family, a statement from his office said.

The summit of the founding states of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea was held in Turkemn city of Turkmenbashi, which was attended by members of the delegations of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and representatives of the fund's board, the Uzbek President’s press service said.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a meeting in the city of Turkmenbashi.

The chief of the Taliban’s political office Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai will lead a delegation to a meeting in Moscow next month, Afghan media reported on Saturday.

Turkmenistan will host the summit of leaders of the founding member states of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea on on Aug. 24 in the Turkmen resort of Avaza, local media reported.

A Hungarian master attentively places his basketry utensils while Konobaeva Venera, a weaving master from Kyrgyzstan, packs up after a weaving workshop. Nearby, other masters from Uzbekistan and Hungary prepare for their time slots in the FAO stand at the Festival of Folk Arts, which runs through 20 August at the Buda Royal Palace in Budapest.

JSC Uzbekistan Railways is implementing the Construction and Equipping of Buildings of a Secondary School in Spitamen district of Sughd province of the Republic of Tajikistan Project.

Fall Armyworm could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia as the invasive crop-eating pest is highly likely to spread further from India, with South East Asia and South China most at risk, FAO warned today.

The development of the Joint CIS Air Defense System will be discussed at a meeting of the Coordinating Committee under the CIS Council of Defense Ministers.

An Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in prison for plotting to help a foreign terrorist group has been sentenced to another 20 years for trying to kill a federal prison warden in California.