Sunday, 19, August, 2018

World

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev today left for Moscow to attend the informal meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Yesterday, the President Donald Trump Administration launched a new sanctions regime targeting human rights abusers and corrupt actors around the world.  Building on the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act passed by Congress last year, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order declaring a national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world and providing for the imposition of sanctions on actors engaged in these malign activities. 

The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol”.

The Foreign Ministers of the Central Asia countries and Afghanistan at a meeting, held in Ashgabat on Monday on the initiative of the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia (UNRCCA) and with the support of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), supported the initiative to create the Central Asia - Afghanistan format , the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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.