Monday, 26 October 2020

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Uzbekistan: 70,000 evacuated after dam wall collapses

TASHKENT: Some 70,000 people have been evacuated from eastern Uzbekistan as hundreds of houses were submerged under waters from a collapsed dam, said government officials on Saturday. Agricultural lands and some residential areas in the region were flooded, hundreds of houses were damaged, and 56 people were injured in the Sirdaryo ...

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Jailed daughter of late Uzbek leader returns $1.2 bn to state

TASHKENT: The jailed daughter of Uzbekistan’s former leader has begged his successor to release her after claiming she gave more than $1.0 billion to the state, while an anti-fraud ruling in her former home of Switzerland deepened her troubles. Gulnara Karimova, the 46-year-old daughter of the late strongman Islam Karimov, ...

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US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

The Trump Administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and seven others as countries of particular concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Simultaneously, the Trump Administration also designated al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, ...

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Pakistan, Uzbekistan to work for Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan vowed to work jointly for regional peace, especially in Afghanistan. Speaking at a joint news conference here after a meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov said both the countries shared views on Afghanistan. They expressed the resolve to further enhance ...

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Uzbekistan beat Pakistan to win Street Child World Cup

MOSCOW: Uzbekistan have beaten Pakistan by 6-5 on penalties in the final of the Street Child World Cup played in Russia today (Wednesday). Both teams were tied 1-1 after the end of regulation in the final and the winner was decided on the penalty shootouts. Pakistan had beaten Indonesia in ...

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Uzbekistan holds ex-president’s daughter in custody

ALMATY: Gulnara Karimova, elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, is in custody following a 2015 conviction for extortion and embezzlement and is being investigated for more crimes, the Uzbek Prosecutor General’s office said. The announcement is the first official word on the fate of Karimova, 45, who disappeared ...

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ECO sees connectivity as key to prosperity

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organisation member states agreed here on Wednesday to collectively combat terrorism and vowed to cooperate in fields like trade, energy and infrastructure development. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the ECO member countries needed to work as a unit for progress and prosperity. He said ...

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