Saturday, 15, December, 2018

World

Uzbekistan delegation led by the chairman of the Senate, Nigmatilla Yuldashev will attend the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to be held on May 18 in Istanbul, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry officially informed the Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Bashar Shen on May 16, the ministry said.

The Central Criminal Court of Iraq on Thursday sentenced 8 foreign women, including one from Uzbekistan, to life imprisonment for joining the ISIL group, the latest in a series of heavy verdicts against foreign women linked to the jihadists.

An estimated 7 million people face an early death each year from air pollution, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The foreign ministers of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the SCO Secretary General and the Director of the Executive Committee of the SCO Regional Antiterrorism Structure discussed the preparations for the upcoming SCO Summit in Qingdao, the Uzbek foreign ministry said.

Russian voters gave President Vladimir V. Putin their resounding approval for a fourth term on Sunday, with preliminary results on state television showing him with more than 70 percent of the vote, even if the initial turnout estimate was less than the Kremlin had sought.

Uzbekistan ranked 44th, the highest among the ex-USSR countries in the World Happiness Report 2018, published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an initiative of the United Nations.

Spokesperson of the Department of State Heather Nauert answering a question at a Press Briefing about Conference on Afghanistan to be held in Tashkent said:

China has given more than 60,000 soldiers a new order: planting trees to create new forests, Asia Times reported.

Uzbekistan delegation led by First Deputy Defense Minister - Chief of the Army Staff, Major-General Pavel Ergashev visited Afghanistan for the February 12-13 conference also attended by US Central Command’s General Votel & NATO's Resolute Support Mission commander General John Nicholson as well as the Army Chiefs of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this afternoon and soared to space, carrying its payload — CEO Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster — into an orbit that stretches into the asteroid belt. The Falcon Heavy’s first flight is finally over, and despite a fudged landing in the ocean, the rocket has shown its prowess and is likely ready to begin missions for customers.