life in the East

Kazakhstan ranks first in Europe in terms of cheap gas

Kazakhstan ranks first in Europe in terms of cheap gas

Kazakhstan is first in the ranking of countries in terms of gas availability for the population, and Russia is second, according to a new Sputnik study. "The cheapest gas... is purchased by residents of Kazakhstan, where it costs …

Three new regions to be formed in Kazakhstan

Three new regions to be formed in Kazakhstan

Three new regions will be formed in Kazakhstan according to the presidential decree, according to Kazakh media outlets. The President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed the decree "On some issues of the …

Israel commemorates war and  terrorist attacks victims

Israel commemorates war and terrorist attacks victims

On Tuesday, residents of Israel commemorate those who died in the wars for the Jewish state and as a result of terrorist attacks. A siren sounded over the country, marking the beginning of a minute of silence. Transport stopped across the …

Turkey to fight disinformation on social media

Turkey to fight disinformation on social media

Turkey is developing legal norms to regulate social networks and combat misinformation distributed there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with the Yeni Safak newspaper, commenting on the purchase of Twitter by the founder of …

Iran again bans women from football stadium

Iran again bans women from football stadium

Iran has once again denied women entry to a football stadium to watch an international match, leaving hundreds of ticketed fans locked out, Iranian media said. The World Cup qualifier against Lebanon on Tuesday night, won 2-0 by Iran, …

UAE and Israel to sign trade deal this month

UAE and Israel to sign trade deal this month

The United Arab Emirates and Israel will sign a trade and investment pact during March, the Gulf state's Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja said, while Israel gave a more cautious timetable. "The #UAE and #Israel are looking …

Turkish population hits 84.6 mln

Turkish population hits 84.6 mln

Turkey’s population hit 84.6 million as of end-2021, while the population growth rate significantly increased from 5.5 per thousand in 2020 to 12.7 per thousand in 2021, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced. …

Turkey is waging a historic struggle, Erdogan says

Turkey is waging a historic struggle, Erdogan says

On Saturday, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the opening ceremony of a number of transport projects in the northwestern province of Zonguldak from his Istanbul Vahdettin residence, saying that modern Turkey "is waging a …

Will luxury lovers have to pay more in Kazakhstan?

Will luxury lovers have to pay more in Kazakhstan?

A luxury tax may be imposed in Kazakhstan, the press service of the country's Ministry of Finance reported. It says that the Ministry of National Economy will consider such a possibility. The tax implies increased …

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 …