Tuesday, 27, September, 2022

World

Delhi has reportedly put a temporary hold on all major exports of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India (SII) to meet demand at home as infections surge.

Due to the rising number of coronavirus cases, the Kazakh authorities decided to hold the next unofficial summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States (CCTS, Turkic Council) scheduled for March 31 online, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

The Russia Ministry of Education in 2021 will contribute 75 million rubles (over US$ 1 million) for the “Class” project to improve the level of Russian language proficiency in Uzbekistan, stated the acting Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Public Relations of the Ministry Olga Podberezkina.

Over 23 thousand Uzbeks obtained Russian citizenship in 2020, an increase by 60% to the previous year. In general, a record number of foreigners were granted the Russian citizenship in 2020.

A Moscow court sent Alexey Navalny to prison for more than two and a half years on Tuesday, closing a heated hearing in which the Russian opposition leader ridiculed claims he broke his parole conditions while recovering from poisoning, and denounced President Vladimir Putin as "Putin the poisoner."

The CIS states need to rally against the increased and "unprecedented" political and economic pressure exerted from the outside, said on Thursday the Chairman of the Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, TASS reported.

High-speed railway project from Turkestan via Shymkent to Tashkent is planned to be launched this year, announced the Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin on January 26 at an expanded meeting of the government of Kazakhstan with the participation of the President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev.

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.