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Uzbek athletes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Uzbekistan’s taekwondo fighter Nikita Rafalovich (-80 kg) defeated his Dominican opponent at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The match against Moisés Hernández ended with a score of 17:7. In the quarterfinals, Nikita Rafalovich will fight against Milad Beigi from Azerbaijan. Ulugbek Rashitov claimed a 34-29 victory over Great Britain’s Bradly Sinden …

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Central Asian leaders meet in Turkmenistan

On 6 August, 6 major international events of the Central Asian format will be held in Avaza National Tourist Zone of Turkmenistan. Six major international events of the Central Asian format will take place on August 6 this year in Avaza National Tourist Zone. Among them is the Consultative Meeting …

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$100 million from Biden to Afghan refugees

U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized up to $100 million from an emergency fund to meet “unexpected urgent” refugee needs stemming from the situation in Afghanistan, including for Afghan special immigration visa applicants, the White House said. Biden also authorized the release of $200 million in services and articles …

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Lebanese documentary wins prestigeous prize at Cannes

Lebanese documentary “Enough: Lebanon’s Darkest Hour” took home the Movie That Matters Award 2021 at a Better World Fund (BWF) gala in Cannes. Directed by Australian-Lebanese filmmaker and journalist Daizy Gedeon, the documentary follows her personal and independent introspection into Lebanon’s descent into a state of turmoil over recent years. …

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Americans admit to losing long war in Afghanistan

Jason Lilley was a special operations forces Marine Raider who fought in multiple battles in Iraq and Afghanistan during America’s longest war. As Lilley, 41, reflects on President Joe Biden’s decision to end America’s military mission in Afghanistan on Aug. 31, he expresses love for his country, but disgust at …

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IEA worried about emissions once COVID crisis abates

Rising consumption in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is set to drive greenhouse gas emissions to all-time highs, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday. “We estimate that full and timely implementation of the economic recovery measures announced to date would result in CO2 emissions climbing to record levels …

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Israeli tech firms implicated in cellphone hacking of journalists, humans rights activists

An Israeli company’s spyware was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists around the world, according to an investigation by 17 media organizations published on Sunday. One of the organizations, The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/interactive/2021/nso-spyware-pegasus-cellphones/?itid=lk_inline_manual_14, said the Pegasus spyware licensed …

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British racism costs TV presenter his summer career

The recently launched UK-based news channel GB News announced on Friday that one of its ‘contributing presenters,’ Guto Harri, will not appear on air for the remainder of the summer having breached channel standards by symbolically taking the knee in support of England footballers. Harri, a former BBC correspondent and …

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Russo-Taliban tango in Central Asia

The withdrawal of the US and NATO troops from Afghanistan threatens to destabilize Central Asia – a region that has traditionally been in the Russian sphere of influence.By Nikola MikovicThere are fears in the Kremlin that the Taliban, especially its radical fractions, could spoil some of Russia’s plans in neighboring …

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Macron to host new Lebanon conference in August

French President Emmanuel Macron will host a new international conference on Lebanon next month on the first anniversary of the Beirut port explosion, after premier-designate Saad Hariri gave up trying to form a government, the foreign ministry announced Friday. Macron will organize the conference on August 4 with the help …

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The economy of Uzbekistan is growing steadily

The latest edition of the World Bank’s Economic Update for the Europe and Central Asia region was released. The report contains the analysis of the situation in 23 economies of the region and forecasts related to their social and economic development in 2021 and 2022. It also covers the recent …

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