Call for Proposals: Photographs illustrating the topic of safety of women journalists ALMATY. KAZINFORM UNESCO is inviting professional photographers from all over the world to send a sample of their best photographs depicting female journalists in situations which threaten their safety, the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office’s official website reads.
Travel spots to be closed, private gatherings banned in holiday season amid worsening pandemic SEOUL. KAZINFORM This year will be a subdued holiday season for many South Koreans as winter destinations are closed and restaurants are banned from having groups of five or more people under toughened virus curbs.
Belarusian news agency BelTA turns 102 MINSK. KAZINFORM On 23 December the Belarusian news agency BelTA marks its 102nd anniversary. BelTA is a credible source of prompt and reliable information about events in Belarus and the world. Every day, by covering developments in Belarus, the news agency chronicles the country's history and records the achievements of its citizens, BelTA reports.
Kazakh President receives Chairman of Supreme Court Zhakip Assanov NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM During the meeting, the Head of State was informed about the key aspects of the upcoming judicial reform in the country, the preparations for the introduction of administrative justice, as well as about some IT developments planned to be introduced in the judicial process, the Akorda press service reports.
ANSA: Italian residents to be allowed to return from UK - sources ROME. KAZINFORM Citizens who reside in Italy but are currently in Britain will be allowed to return, along with those who urgently need to enter the country, sources said after a meeting on Tuesday at the foreign ministry featuring officials from the health and transport ministries.
Al-Farabi Center inaugurated in Japan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM On December 22, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Japan Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, President of the University of Tsukuba Kyosuke Nagata, and Rector of the al-Farabi Kazakh National University Galimkair Mutanov (attended online) inaugurated the al-Farabi Center in Japan.
Astana Opera to premiere Elixir of Love this week NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - A fascinating story about an ardent young man and a rich girl fell into the hands of Astana Opera’s talented artists, conductor and also the stage director, what came of it, we will find out right now, going backstage, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of Astana Opera.
Gomselmash ships another 30 vehicle sets KZS-10 MAX to Kazakhstan GOMEL. KAZINFORM - The Belarusian harvester manufacturer Gomselmash shipped another batch of 30 SKD sets of the grain harvester KZS-10 MAX to Kazakhstan at the beginning of the week, BelTA learned from the press service of the company.
Osaka firm starts selling ‘fastest accelerating EV in the world’ WAKAYAMA. KAZINFORM - The Osaka-based Aspark Co., which provides technicians for other firms, is selling 50 units of its Owl supercar with a price tag of about 350 million yen ($3.4 million). It has received four orders from overseas and several inquiries from Japan, the company said, Kyodo reports.
New virus cases spike to over 1,000, virus curbs further tightened in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose to above 1,000 for the first time in three days Wednesday, as the nation imposed the most stringent social distancing rules so far to contain the winter wave of the virus, Yonhap reports.
WHO reports all-time high of 4.6 million coronavirus cases registered in one week GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 4.6 million newly confirmed novel coronavirus cases were registered worldwide in the past week, which is the all-time-high weekly count since the start of the pandemic, the World Health Organization said late on Tuesday, TASS reports.