Saturday, 20, October, 2018

World

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.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev extended a message of condolences to the President of the Arab Republic of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi over the terrorist attack in the north of the Sinai Peninsula.

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.