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.
Japan to use 710 million yen from reserves to tackle typhoon damage TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan will disburse about 710 million yen ($6.5 million) from reserves in the fiscal 2019 budget to deal with the aftermath of the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in decades, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday.
HAGIBIS: Death toll climbs to 73, damage uncovered in typhoon-hit Japan TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japanese rescuers raced against the clock Tuesday to locate 14 people still missing after a catastrophic typhoon over the weekend killed at least 73 others and paralyzed numerous areas with flooding, Kazinform has learnt from Keyodo News.
Kazakh man extradited over suspected hit-and-run incident in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Police detained a Kazakh man Monday after he was extradited from Kazakhstan over his suspected involvement in a hit-and-run case, resulting in the serious injury of an elementary school boy, in South Gyeongsang Province last month, the National Police Agency said.