G-20 finance chiefs warn of downside risks to world economy WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM Finance chiefs from the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday warned of the downside risks facing the world economy despite positive developments in the U.S.-China trade row and the United Kingdom's planned exit from the European Union.
WTO General Council elects Kazakh Trade Minister as Chair for 12th Ministerial Conference GENEVA. KAZINFORM At a General Council meeting on 16 October, WTO members formally elected Bakhyt Sultanov, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Trade and Integration, as Chair of the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12).
Day of Afghan Youth in Kazakhstan: Journalism in Afghanistan ALMATY. KAZINFORM On October 18, 2019, UNESCO Almaty supported the day of Afghan Youth, organized by Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, as well as a memorial evening dedicated to Said Samim Faramarzu, a graduate of the faculty of pre-university education in 2011 and the faculty of Journalism in 2015.
Heavy rain forecast for Japan as repair work from typhoon continues TOKYO. KAZINFORM Japan's weather agency warned Friday of a secondary disaster in wide areas of the country already flooded by Typhoon Hagibis, as heavy downpours were forecast to hit over the weekend while recovery efforts continue.
President appoints new head of National University of Defense named after N.Nazarbayev NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Sultan Kamaletdinov was appointed as the head of the National Defense University named after the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazinform reported with the reference to the press service of Akorda.
Majilis deputies consider Nur Otan pre-election campaign NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A roundtable chaired by Nursultan Nazarbayev is considering the progress of the Nur Otan Party’s pre-election campaign «Kazakhstan-2021: Unity. Stability. Creativity» and the Plan of the Nation «100 Specific Steps», Aidos Ukibay Press Secretary of Nursultan Nazarbayev informed via his Twitter account.
Thousands take to the streets in Lebanon in protest against WhatsApp tax BEIRUT. KAZINFORM: Demonstrations erupted last night in Lebanon over plans for the introduction of a tax on telephone calls made over the internet using the WhatsApp messenger, Kazinform has learnt from Arab News. Thousands of of people continued to protest past midnight, even after an announcement by Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Choucair that the plan had been abandoned at the request of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.