Thursday, 08, December, 2022

World

The former U.S. President Donald Trump on January 19, a day before the end of his presidency, signed an executive order instructing on care of the veterans who served at the Karshi-Khanabad airbase (K2) in Uzbekistan between 2001-2005.

Russian police have arrested more than 2,000 people and used force to break up rallies around the country, a monitoring group said, as tens of thousands of protesters demanded the release of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, whose wife was among those detained.

On January 21, in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a meeting with the Ambassadors of the CIS member states, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany on Sunday, the prison service said.

An Uzbek national was sentenced Thursday in Brooklyn federal court to 12 1/2 years in prison for supporting a wannabe ISIS fighter.

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.

The 2020 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, reveals that for the fifth consecutive year the United States hosted more than one million international students (1,075,496) during the 2019/2020 academic year. Despite a slight decline (1.8%) in the number of international students in the United States during the 2019/2020 academic year, this group still represents 5.5% of all students in U.S. higher education. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students contributed $44 billion to the U.S. economy in
2019.

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond. This year’s five-day virtual event includes 100 speakers and 4000 registered participants representing 39 countries including the USA, Afghanistan, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, UK, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, among others.

The leaders of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a joint statement on the events in Kyrgyzstan.

The Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has elected Odile Renaud-Basso of France as the Bank’s next President.

An Uzbek school Ziyo Art opened in the Brooklyn, ​​New York on September 19, the Consulate General of Uzbekistan.