1.6 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj MAKKAH. KAZINFORM According to official statistics issued by relevant Saudi authorities, 1.604 million pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj season, an increase of eight percent or 117,000 pilgrims compared to the same period in 2018.
Russia’s android robot to travel from Baikonur, to stay 4 more days in orbit than planned MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The return of the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with the android robot Fedor, which is due to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on August 22 from Baikonur spaceport, has been rescheduled for September 7, Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos told TASS.
Abu Dhabi’s hotel guest numbers reach 1.2 million in Q2 2019 ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - Abu Dhabi’s hotels have posted remarkable year-on-year growth in the 2nd Quarter of 2019, with hotel guest numbers reaching a record 1.2 million for the April to June period, a 6.8 percent increase from the same period in 2018, WAM reports.
Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan exceeds $135M BAKU. KAZINFORM - During first six months of 2019, the volume of trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan has increased by 16 percent compared to the same period of last year and amounted to $136 million, with export of Kazakh grain to Azerbaijan having tripled, Trend reports.
Tokyo gov’t office switches to biomass source for 80% of electricity TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Tokyo government switched last week from fossil fuel to biomass energy to supply around 80 percent of electricity in its Shinjuku Ward headquarters, as part of efforts to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the metropolis by 2050, Kyodo reports.
Kazakhstan, Jordan discuss next meeting of intergovernmental commission AMMAN-NUR-SULTAN - On August 4, 2019, in Amman, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Aidarbek Tumatov met with the Co-Chairman of the Kazakhstan-Jordan Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Cultural and Humanitarian Cooperation - Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tariq Hammouri, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of Kazakh MFA.
Astana has another flat stage at Tour de Pologne Stage 2 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Once again, the stage victory has been decided in a massive sprint. This time, the sprinters fought for a win at stage 2 from Tarnowskie Gory to the city center of Katowice (152.7 km), Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Inclement weather forecast for Kazakhstan on August 5 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Inclement weather is forecast for the west and east of Kazakhstan on Monday. The rest of the country will enjoy weather without precipitation. Gusty wind, squall, fog, and hail are expected in some parts of the country, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.