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Kazakhstan celebrates Day of Astana

Kazakhstan celebrates Day of Astana

Kazakhstan celebrates the national holiday of the Day of Capital City of Astana today. On 6 July 1994, the Supreme Council of Kazakhstan accepted the decree 'On the transfer of the capital of Kazakhstan'.  After the capital …

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan

Today, millions of Muslims around the world started the holy month of Ramadan. For 30 days Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. Muslims follow a lunar calendar and a moon-sighting methodology that …

 Khamenei pardons hundreds of convicts

Khamenei pardons hundreds of convicts

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 669 convicts on the occasion of a religious holiday (Mid-Shaban).  The supreme leader signed a relevant decree. …

 Ankara warned of new terrorist attacks on May 19

Ankara warned of new terrorist attacks on May 19

Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) has warned of the threat of new terrorist attacks in Ankara, local media reported. Suicide bombers of the Daesh extremist group plan to carry out terrorist attacks near the mausoleum …

Georgia and Kazakhstan celebrate the Day of Love

Georgia and Kazakhstan celebrate the Day of Love

The national Day of Love is celebrated on April 15 in Georgia. It which was introduced in 1993. The idea of the holiday belonged to the Georgian journalist Besik Chubinidze, who was born on April 15th. Chubinidze dedicated this …

Khamenei agrees to pardon convicts

Khamenei agrees to pardon convicts

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has agreed with the proposal of the head of judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani, to pardon or reduce the sentences of a number of convicts on the eve of the …

Three people die during Iran's Festival of Fire

Three people die during Iran's Festival of Fire

At least three people were killed and 250 injured in various incidents during Iran's Festival of Fire yesterday, the IRNA news agency reports. The last Wednesday of the Iranian calendar year is called 'Chahar Shanbe …

Kazakh President apologizes to his colleagues

Kazakh President apologizes to his colleagues

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev asked forgiveness from his colleagues today. In addition, the president called on all compatriots to forgive each other. It should be noted that Kazakhstan is celebrating a new …

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Christians on Christmas

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulates Christians on Christmas

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the Orthodox Christians of the country on Christmas. "This holiday symbolizes the bright power of faith, hope and love and unites people around traditional …

Turkey’s military left without New Year celebrations

Turkey’s military left without New Year celebrations

The General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces has cancelled New Year celebrations in all military units, Turkish media report. The celebrations were cancelled due to the serious losses of Turkish army during the clashes with the Kurdistan …

 Muslim world celebrates birthday of Prophet Muhammad

Muslim world celebrates birthday of Prophet Muhammad

On December 22-23, Muslims all over the world are marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad – Mawlid al-Nabi. According to tradition, it falls on the 12th day of the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar Rabi-ul-Awwal, although his exact date ...