Al-Raya Newspaper: Prominent Headlines of Issue 164
On December 4, a meeting between the representative of Uzbekistan's ambassador in Europe and the migrants from Uzbekistan was held in Scandic Hotel Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting was attended, on the one hand, by the representative of the dictatorial regime of Uzbekistan, consul Azimjon Azodov, who works at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Germany and on the other hand, by the Uzbek migrants including journalists, workers, students, politicians and non-staff agents of the Uzbekistan's National Security Service (SNB).
The US vision of its place in the world has changed since Obama’s administration published the previous US National Security Strategy in 2015. The US seemed confident two years ago of its leadership in the world: “The United States is stronger and better positioned to seize the opportunities of a still new century and safeguard our interests against the risks of an insecure world.”
The Arab Spring came as a surprise for many following the Middle East. One did not expect that a people that had lived under oppression and tyranny for decades, would awaken and rise from the ashes of oppression and suppression. Moreover, the people would stand defiantly in the face of the tyrants that had punished them with the worst of the punishments.
Russian state-run news agency TASS on November 15 quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying Putin spoke by phone with separatist leaders Aleksandr Zakharchenko of the Donetsk region and Igor Plotnitsky of Luhansk.