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WHO declares Uzbekistan malaria-free

Malaria is caused by anopheles Mosquito By Prudence ArobaniThe World Health Organisation (WHO) says Uzbekistan’s success in becoming recognised as a malaria-free country is an “extraordinary outcome”. Executive Director of the Global Fund, a UN-backed partnership to end malaria epidemics, Peter Sands, on Tuesday said malaria had a long and deadly history in

Uzbek imam sacked after urging president to allow hijabs, beards

Uzbek imam sacked after urging president to allow hijabs, beards

An Uzbek imam has been sacked after urging President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to lift a ban on personal religious symbols such as women’s hijabs and beards for men. Mirziyoyev, who came to power in 2016, has relaxed restrictions on religious freedoms as part of his campaign of liberal economic and political reforms in the former Soviet republic of […] …

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