Kazakh Ambassador presents credentials to President of Serbia BELGRADE. KAZINFORM - A ceremony of presenting credentials by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan Madi Atamkulov to the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic took place at the Palace, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Japan decides to expand COVID-19 state of emergency to 8 more prefs. TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government decided Wednesday to place eight more prefectures under its COVID-19 state of emergency as the country battles to contain a surge of infections increasingly driven by younger people and prevent a collapse of a stretched medical system, Kyodo reports.
Astana Opera opens its pre-anniversary season NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The ninth theatrical season kicks off on August 30 with a festive concert, dedicated to the Constitution Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The season promises to be rich: a number of grand opera and ballet premieres, tour performances, as well as exclusive author’s concert projects and artistic evenings have been prepared for the public attention, Kazinform has learnt from the theater’s press service.
UN Office in Vienna hosts expo dated to 30th anniversary of Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site closure VIENNA. KAZINFORM - As part of the events on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk test site, a thematic exhibition was opened in the central hall of the UN building in Vienna, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Portuguese study shows lower efficacy of mRNA vaccines against Delta variant LISBON. KAZINFORM Research by the National Health Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) showed that vaccines that use mRNA technology, such as those from Pfizer and Moderna laboratories, are less effective against the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.
Ain Dubai to welcome visitors in October DUBAI. KAZINFORM It’s the moment the world has been waiting for – Dubai Holding confirmed today that, Ain Dubai, the ultimate celebration destination that has captured the imagination of the world, is set to open on 21 October 2021. Ticket sales for the 21st of October onwards are now open to the public on www.aindubai.com.
Head of Elbasy's Security Service appointed NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy decreed to appoint Zhasulan Sarsembay as the Deputy Head of the State Security Service - Head of the Security Service of the First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy, the Elbasy’s official website reads.
Resilience in a riskier world BAGKOK. KAZINFORM Over the past two decades, the Asia-Pacific region has made remarkable progress in managing disaster risk. But countries can never let down their guard. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its epicentre now in Asia, and all its tragic consequences, has exposed the frailties of human societies in the face of powerful natural forces. As of mid-August 2021, Asian and Pacific countries had reported 65 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 1 million deaths.
Tokayev condoles over academician Nadir Nadirov’s passing NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has offered deep condolences over the passing of prominent scholar, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, public figure Nadir Nadirov, Kazinform reports.
New cases spike to over 2,000 again, infections in Seoul at record high SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases spiked to over 2,000 again Wednesday, as the Seoul metropolitan area reported a record high daily caseload since the pandemic began amid growing concerns over untraceable and variant cases, Yonhap reports.