life in the East

Kazakhstan restores energy system after breakdown

Kazakhstan restores energy system after breakdown

Kazakhstan’s energy system is fully operational again after a breakdown earlier on Tuesday, the government said. "Kazakhstan’s energy system has been restored," the government said in a statement. "Timely …

Saudi woman gives birth to 5 sets of twins

Saudi woman gives birth to 5 sets of twins

A Saudi woman has given birth to 5 sets of twins in a natural childbirth, a local newspaper has reported. The 34-year-old woman, who became a mother 12 years ago, gave the birth at the King Salman Armed Forces Hospital in …

Gas stations resume work in Kazakhstan

Gas stations resume work in Kazakhstan

"Due to the stabilization of the situation, the authorities of Kazakhstan are resuming the gas station networks' work", the Ministry of Energy of the republic said. "The operation of gas station networks is …

Uzbekistan denies ban on egg export

Uzbekistan denies ban on egg export

The State Committee for Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Development of Uzbekistan denied rumours that the country had banned the export of eggs. In early January, a number of local media informed that a ban on egg export was …

Taliban ban long-distance road trips for solo women

Taliban ban long-distance road trips for solo women

The Taliban (the movement banned in Russia) have said Afghan women seeking to travel long distances by road should be offered transport only if accompanied by a male relative. The latest directive, issued by the Taliban's Ministry …

Kazakh PM reports on results of national census

Kazakh PM reports on results of national census

Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin reported to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev about the results of the national census, which took place from September 1 to October 30, Akorda said. The total number of Kazakhstani citizens …

Taliban releases decree on women's rights

Taliban releases decree on women's rights

Afghanistan's Taliban (movement banned in Russia) government on December 3 released a decree on women's rights that said women should not be considered "property" and must consent to marriage but failed to mention …

Kazakhstan's authorities reported a zero growth in food prices

Kazakhstan's authorities reported a zero growth in food prices

The head of government held a meeting in the digital office of the government with the participation of heads of central state bodies and regional akims on the regulation of prices for socially significant food products. This, in …

Mirziyoyev announces Uzbekistan’s new development strategy

Mirziyoyev announces Uzbekistan’s new development strategy

President-elect of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev officially took office as head of the republic, vowing "to strictly observe the Constitution and laws of the republic, to guarantee the rights and freedoms of citizens," the Central …

Pensioners in Uzbekistan to receive travel discounts

Pensioners in Uzbekistan to receive travel discounts

The Uzbek authorities introduced discounts for pensioners-tourists in November. November was declared the month of tourism for the elderly in Uzbekistan. Pensioners can take advantage of a discount of up to 50% in 223 hotels and guest …

Turkey's domestic car hits track at Istanbul Park

Turkey's domestic car hits track at Istanbul Park

In the video shared from TOGG's social media accounts, new details regarding the production and assembly process of Turkey's Car were shared, while the driving image of the vehicle on the Istanbul Park track was also included in the …

G20 demands humanitarian access to Afghans, EU pledges cash

G20 demands humanitarian access to Afghans, EU pledges cash

The European Union pledged 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) in support for the Afghan people, and the Group of 20 countries vowed to accelerate aid Tuesday amid concerns that an already precarious humanitarian and financial situation will grow …

Drunk man joins search party in Turkey looking for himself

Drunk man joins search party in Turkey looking for himself

A Turkish man who was reported missing after he wandered off from his friends while drunk unwittingly joined his own search party. According to Turkish media reports, relatives of the man, Beyhan Mutlu, raised the alarm about him going …

Population of Uzbekistan exceeds 35 million

Population of Uzbekistan exceeds 35 million

Permanent population of Uzbekistan has grown almost for 140,000 people, according to the State Statistics Committee. The permanent population reached 35,000,082 people as of September 7. They include 17,570,041 males and …

UN Human Rights Council to hold special session on Afghanistan

UN Human Rights Council to hold special session on Afghanistan

The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Afghanistan on August 24, its press service said on Tuesday. The session is convened at the request of Afghanistan and Pakistan, coordinator of the Organization of Islamic …

Chef dies in Iran after falling into vat of chicken soup

Chef dies in Iran after falling into vat of chicken soup

In a horrifying incident, a 25-year-old Iraqi chef fell into a giant vat of chicken soup, sustaining third-degree burns over 70 per cent of his body, several Middle Eastern outlets reported. Issa Ismail was making chicken soup …

Ebrahim Raeisi urges U.S. to lift anti-Iran sanctions

Ebrahim Raeisi urges U.S. to lift anti-Iran sanctions

Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi called on the United States on Monday to fulfil its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, ruling out new negotiations on the country’s nuclear program. Addressing his first press …