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President of Uzbekistan meets with representatives of business circles of South Korea

Tashkent, Uzbekistan — President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting in Seoul with the heads of leading companies and financial structures of the Republic of Korea. The event was attended by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea Moon Seung Wook, Chairman of the Korea International Trade Association Christopher Ku, heads of the Eximbank of Korea, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), SK Ecoplant, Posco, Samsung , SK Nexilis, Youngone, KIA Motors, K-water, KT-Net and many others. It has become a traditionRead More

New Zealand to tour Pakistan twice in 2022-23 to make up for series abandoned due to ‘security threat’

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Monday that New Zealand will tour Pakistan twice in 2022-23 to “make up for” the tour it abandoned in September this year, hours before the first match was scheduled to begin. In a statement, the PCB said the Black Caps will initially tour Pakistan from December 2022 to January 2023 during which they will play two Test matches and three one-day internationals (ODIs) as part of the Future Tours Programme. “The two Tests and three ODIs will be part of the ICC World Test Championship andRead More

Latest child mortality estimates reveal world remains off track to meet SDGs

NEW YORK/GENEVA, DEC 20 (DNA) — The world remains significantly off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on ending the preventable deaths of newborns and children under five, according to the latest estimates released by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) Monday. According to the report, more than 50 countries will not meet the under-five mortality target by 2030, and more than 60 countries will miss the neonatal mortality target without immediate action. The SDGs call for an end to preventable deaths ofRead More

Turkey and Qatar may control five airports in Afghanistan

KABUL, DEC 20 (DNA) — Turkish foreign minister Mevult Cavusoglu said that Qatar and Turkey will probably control five airports together in Afghanistan after negotiations between Doha and Kabul. Speaking with his Malaysian counterpart in Islamabad Cavsuoglu said, a delegation that will also include a technical team of the two countries is supposed to visit Afghanistan to assess the nature of controlling these airports. Kabul International Airport is also rumored to be among the five airports but names of all the airports are not disclosed yet. The delegation is supposedRead More

World Economic Forum to differ annual meeting due to Omicron outbreak

GENEVA, DEC 20 (DNA) — The World Economic Forum (WEF) will defer its 2022 annual meeting from January to early summer, it said on Monday. The meeting, scheduled for Jan. 17-21 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, was postponed due to the “continued uncertainty over the Omicron outbreak.” “Current pandemic conditions make it extremely difficult to deliver a global in-person meeting,” the WEF explained in a news release published on its website. Preparations of the WEF annual meeting have been guided by expert advice and have benefited from the close collaboration of theRead More

Muttaqi downplays PM Khan’s remarks, says its not humiliation to Afghans

KABUL, DEC 20 (DNA) — Afghanistan’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Motaqi Monday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comments over women’s rights in Afghanistan are his personal comments and are not humiliation to Afghan people.  Addressing a press conference at the Kabul International Airport after returning from Islamabad, Motaqi said that he believes remarks made by the Pakistani prime minister at the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) summit in Islamabad were not an insult to Afghanistan. He also said Khan’s remarks were critical of the former governments, which mayRead More