Tuesday, 27, September, 2022

World

Russian troops attacked a packed railway station in eastern Ukraine Friday morning and dozens were feared dead. At least 39 people were killed, according to the regional governor. More than 100 were also hurt in the attack, Ukraine's Ministry of Defense said. 

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a firebrand Russian nationalist, party leader and presidential candidate who built a considerable following during the chaotic post-Soviet 1990s with promises to restore the glory of Soviet empire, has died at a hospital in the Moscow region. He was 75.

Deputy PM/Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in China. It is possible that Sardor Umurzakov arrived in China instead of Abdulaziz Kamilov, who is currently undergoing treatment abroad.

The owner of the Uzbek Navruz restaurant in Kharkov, the head of the Uzbek diaspora, Shakhobiddin Yusupov, from the very beginning of the war, has been preparing free hot meals for the residents of the city. A report about this was published by Nastoyashaye Vremya.

A day after she burst onto a live news broadcast on Russian state television holding a sign denouncing the war in Ukraine, lawyers with human rights groups told The Washington Post they are unable to locate producer Marina Ovsyannikova, more than 12 hours after she was detained.

The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution on Wednesday demanding that Russia immediately end its military operations in Ukraine. 

With the world watching, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a wide-scale, pre-dawn attack Thursday against Ukraine, unleashing an invasion that the United States and its allies had warned was coming for days.

In a move sure to further fuel tensions with the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday officially recognized Ukraine's breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk regions as independent states and signed the relevant agreements with the separatist leaders in the Kremlin. 

Taliban movement for the first time since the seizure of power in Afghanistan announced the appointment of women to leadership positions in the country. The relevant statement was published on Tuesday evening on Twitter on the page of Zabihullah Mujaheed, the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture in the caretaker Afghan government.

Volkswagen is driving forward the shift to electric vehicle manufacturing with its ACCELERATE strategy. Today’s official start of production of the ID.5 and ID.5 GTX02 marks the completion of Volkswagen’s successful transformation of its Zwickau plant into a dedicated electric vehicle production facility.

Afghanistan's Taliban-led caretaker government has announced that universities across the nation would reopen on February 2.

When the U.S. left Afghanistan in August 2021, so too did many members of the Afghanistan Air Force. Some Afghan pilots took themselves and their families out of the country to nearby Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, aboard aircraft which had belonged to the Afghanistan Air Force. Included among those aircraft were some which had been provided by the United States.

Answering a question about the negotiations on returning of aircraft from Uzbekistan, the spokesman to the Taliban government Suhail Shaheen said that the current differences would not affect the ties between the two fraternal countries and stressed that the Islamic Emirate had always had and had good relations with Uzbekistan.

The regional anti-terrorist structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (RATS SCO) is ready to provide the necessary assistance to the authorities of Kazakhstan upon request, the Executive Committee said in a statement.

The Federal Criminal Court has ordered the confiscation of over $293 million (around CHF270 million) belonging to a shell company linked to Gulnara Karimova. 

Martin Griffiths, who is also Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, described the Council’s passage of resolution 2615 (2021), tabled by the United States, as “evidence of how seriously Member States take the shocking levels of need and suffering in the country.”

Pakistan hosted a conference of Muslim countries pledging financial assistance to stave off "chaos" in Afghanistan. They vowed to unlock frozen aid funds and set up a humanitarian trust, Deutsche Welle said.

On December 10, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will attend the online meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the press service of the head of state said.

Three Central Asian states are among the world's top ten countries with the cheapest electricity for the population, the UK-based Cable.co.uk said in a report.

The CIS countries have created an armed forces joint communications system for exchange of information and coordination between the CIS armies, RIA Novosti reported.